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Sponsorship Opportunities

New Student Programs is excited to offer sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 calendar year to interested businesses who would like to connect with over 3,000 incoming freshmen and transfer students along with their respective family members.  As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to promote your business to incoming students before they arrive on campus as well as during their orientation and transition programs.  This is an important time for new students as they learn about Charleston and the surrounding communities.  This year, we are working with the Charleston, Mattoon, and Effingham Chamber of Commerce and are offering discounted prices to its members.  New Student Programs is looking forward to working with and creating mutually beneficial relationships with several businesses through our sponsorship program. 

Numbers That Matter To YOU 


The age range of students actively participating in our programming. They are interested in food, entertainment, technology, fashion, and travel.


The percentage of EIU students new to campus and required to attend our orientation and transition programs.


The total number of events you have the opportunity to have your advertisements at throughout the year. 


The average number of dollars each student at EIU has in their disposable income each month. 


The average number of incoming freshmen and transfer students who will attend our programs.


The total number of dollars students in the New Student Programs network have in their discretionary budget annually

Which Package Do YOU Want?

  Sponsorship Package Benefits



  • Place ONE free insert, provided by vendor, in all freshmen and transfer Welcome Bags (2700)
  • Business logo featured on the New Student Programs website
  • Provide business with 8 x 10 Certificate of Appreciation
  • Business logo & contact information placed on rolling power points at Debut programs
  • Business logo placed on Panther Fair signage at Freshmen & Transfer Debut programs
  • Business logo placed on signage at Prowl Welcome Ceremony, (Aug. 22) Prowl Picnic, and Prowl Check-In


  All Gray Benefits Plus: 
  • Site sponsored logo on sign (one site) for Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E.
  • Business logo and contact information placed on Prowl Mobile App
  • Business logo placed on selected NSP sponsor signage
  • Business logo placed on 10 guest transportation golf carts and two information booths used during Prowl Opening Weekend and Move-In Day (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Business mentioned in TWO highlighted editions of EIU Connection e-mail. (1 for Spring & Fall)
  • Invitation to participate in the EIU Business Expo


  All Gray and White Benefits Plus:
  • Business logo placed on Panther Pal t-shirts worn by current EIU student volunteers on Move-In Day (qty. 450)
  • Business logo placed on service project transportation (one logo per bus, over 20 buses)
  • Business logo and contact information placed inside the family calendar/handbook (qty. 2,000)
  • Logo on signage at one site during the day of service known as Jumpstart2G.I.V.E


All Gray, White, & Blue Benefits Plus:

  • Sponsorship signage at the G.I.V.E Fair in September hosted by EIU Student Community Service
  • Business logo placed on year round NSP staff t-shirts (qty. 35)
  • Business logo placed on Prowl Leaders (fall orientation staff) t-shirts (qty. 60+)
  • Business logo placed on water bottles distributed at Prowl & Run Red events (qty. 1,000)
  • First offer of additional sponsorship opportunities that arise (new events, t-shirts, and novelties)

*Discounts available for Charleston, Mattoon, and Effingham Chamber members.

For more details of each sponsorship level, please see the Sponsorship Package Information

Why we want YOU

Having the support of your business will assist New Student Programs in sharing the many resources and opportunities in the surrounding community to our newest Panthers. 

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Note: At this time we are unable to offer sponsorship opportunities to any bars or housing/rental agencies.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Sponsorship Program, please contact Echarial Gaines (Assistant Director, New Student Programs) at egaines@eiu.edu or 217-581-6435.