Help our students with your advocacy


Last April, Dominican University students took over Springfield in a clear message to legislators that the Monetary Award Program (MAP) – a state sponsored college financial aid program – was truly changing lives. The voices were heard and Springfield legislators passed a higher education funding bill that included MAP funding. It kept hundreds of Dominican students on the path to a college degree.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 75 Dominican students and staff, in conjunction with other universities, will participate in a statewide higher education rally in Springfield.

What you as an alumna/us can do to help:

  • Call your legislators and tell them the importance of this funding to the students here at Dominican who have been pledged it. Here is a sample call outline. To find your state representative, please click here and enter your zip code.
  • Write your legislators. A sample note might read: "I support Illinois lawmakers approving a measure that would fund the state's critical Monetary Award Program grants. More than 1,100 students at my alma mater, Dominican University, rely on the money from the MAP grants to pay tuition and fees. Please help these students by voting for an emergency stopgap bill to release these already budgeted funds. Thank you." To find your state representative, please click here and enter your zip code.
  • Join us. If you will be in Springfield on Wednesday, February 8, join us in our rally. Contact Fr. Brendan Curran at for more information. 

Thank you for supporting the students of Dominican with your advocacy.

In Caritas et Veritas.