Date of Award


Honors Thesis Number



Political Science

Faculty Advisor

Mason, Ronald


The Illinois Student Association was created as a result of student recognition that meaningful policy creation and implementation requires an efficacious presence where the policy-makers, administrators and bureaucrats is developed in higher education. Students have sought to create a lasting, a stable, and a professional association capable of providing continuing contact with policy-makers, detailed analyses of student related policy issues, informational networking of campuses, and coordination of multi-campus efforts. The Illinois Student Association is the realization of sustained student activism to influence policy formulation and implementation.