Alumni Community


Online Directory

Welcome to our Online Directory, an exciting, interactive community exclusively for Western's alumni where you can reconnect with former friends and classmates. The directory includes attendees, honorary doctorate recipients, certificate holders and alumni with the following exception:

Alumni who have requested that the University not release their information.

The WIU online directory is provided by the Alumni Association and Western Illinois University and is designed to facilitate communication amongst alumni. We take your privacy seriously. Misuse of this directory such as creating mailing and/or calling lists for commercial or political purposes is a violation of copyright and is prohibited. Your privileges will immediately be revoked. If someone is misusing the directory, please contact us immediately.


Each record contains the following, provided the information is on file with the University:

  • Name
  • Enrollment name
  • Degree(s) and Graduation Year(s)
  • Home address, telephone number and email address
  • Business address, telephone number and email address
  • Fraternity/Sorority - Check availability in pull-down menu
  • Campus activities - Check availability in pull-down menu
  • Campus involvement/awards - Check availability in pull-down menu
  • Intercollegiate sports - Check availability in pull-down menu

How to Update Your Records

  1. Sign onto STARS.
  2. Select Alumni-Individual Display from the menu selection.
  3. View your information in the directory listing.
  4. Update your information by using the comment section. It will automatically submit any changes in your personal information to Western Illinois University Alumni Association.
  5. You can also choose to have some or all information in your profile hidden from being viewed by other alumni by simply clicking on the appropriate box in front of the information and hit the Update button at the bottom of the screen.

How to Search for Other Alumni

  1. Sign onto STARS, if you have not already done so.
  2. Choose Alumni-Directory from the menu option.
  3. The Online Directory may be searched by current name and maiden name. You may also enter a class year for a complete list of graduates from that year. Twenty-five inquiries are allowed per log in. It is considered an inquiry each time you select a record to view.