SPO's mission is to provide a vehicle for communication between staff, faculty and students in the planning program, provide forums for workshops and discussions, and organize social events for the department.
The Planners Network at UIUC is an organization of students, faculty, professionals and other activist planners involved in community development for social justice. It is a local chapter of the national Planners Network Organization.
DSUP formed in the fall of 2006 to address the needs and concerns of the current group of doctoral students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. DSUP works with the faculty, staff, and students of the department to promote opportunities for doctoral students to research, teach, and obtain funding. We also work to inform the larger UIUC community about the field of urban and regional planning and the work of the department.