University of Illinois

ORANGE KRUSH

The Orange Krush is the nickname of the Illini Pride student section in Assembly Hall at Illini basketball games. Approximately 1,200 seats are allotted to the Orange Krush, and are given in order of seniority and fundraising accomplishments within the Illini Pride organization on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students often wait in line for hours outside of Assembly Hall to gain a good seat for the game. Money raised by the Orange Krush members through fundraising pledges during the basketball season are allotted to the Orange Krush Foundation. Half of the money is then donated to charitable organizations in the Champaign-Urbana area, while the other half is donated to various athletic scholarships.