For more than 125 years, the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) has represented graduates in making their preferences and views heard on issues of vital concern. When the former Sangamon State University became the third campus of the University of Illinois in 1995, many of you expressed the desire to obtain replacement diploma certificates reflecting the new identity of the institution.
UIS diploma certificates, with a presentation cover bearing the seal of the University of Illinois, are currently available through the Alumni Association for a $60 processing fee. If you are a current Sustaining or Life Member of the Alumni Association, your cost is $35. If you are not currently a Sustaining or Life Member, you can join now and order your diploma certificate at the same time for a total fee of $80.
UIS certificates read as follows:
University of Illinois
(formerly Sangamon State University)
upon recommendation of the Faculty
of Sangamon State University
[Name on your original diploma]
was admitted to the Degree of
[Degree on your original diploma]
on the [date] day of [month], nineteen hundred and [year]
and is entitled to all rights and honors thereto appertaining
Witness the Seal of the University and signatures of its Officers
To order your diploma certificate and/or become a Sustaining or Life Member of the Alumni Association, please call the UIAA at 217/206-7395.
Please direct inquiries to the Office of UIS Alumni Relations at 217/206-7395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in becoming a Sustaining or Life Member of the Alumni Association but do not wish to order a replacement certificate, visit our Membership page.