Council of Councils

The Council of Councils is a conference for members of civil service councils at Illinois public universities. It is hosted by a different university each year. Attendees get the latest news on state legislation and enjoy opportunities for professional development and networking.

The idea for the conference came from a meeting between representatives from NIU and Chicago State University at Governors State University in 1996. The group discussed topics such as working conditions and employee benefits at their institutions. They found the meeting to be enlightening and decided to extend it to senate and council members at all 12 state universities. The first Council of Councils was hosted by the NIU Operating Staff Council in 1997.

Hosting Institutions

Year Institution
2020 Southern Illinois University Springfield School of Medicine
2019 University of Illinois at Chicago
2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2017 Northern Illinois University
2015 Illinois State University
2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2013 Chicago State University
2012 Northeastern Illinois University
2011 University of Illinois at Chicago
2010 Governors State University
2009 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2007 Chicago State University
2006 Southern Illinois University Springfield School of Medicine
2005 Eastern Illinois University
2004 Northern Illinois University
2003 Northeastern Illinois University
2002 University of Illinois at Chicago
2001 Western Illinois University
2000 Governors State University
1999 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
1997 (inaugural year) Northern Illinois University