Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.
The Division of Student Affairs at SIU is committed to supporting the mission of the University by providing purposeful and engaging programs, resources and spaces. The goal is to create a comprehensive experience that supports and challenges all students to achieve their academic goals and realize their personal potential.
Student Affairs professionals facilitate student transition into the campus community, promote student involvement in out-of-classroom learning experiences, assist student organizations, provide leadership training and coordinate a wide range of programs and services designed to foster student learning. This year we have selected nine areas of funding priorities below.
SIU Esports: SIU will be creating an Esports center to compete in both intramural and intercollegiate competitions. These are all computer and internet based games that use high-end Alienware Dell computers, with headphones and the specialty keyboards and mice and all those things that go with it, all the peripherals. Funding will help support the creation of the program and the space needed at the Student Center.
Saluki Cares Fund: Saluki Cares facilitates and coordinates a University-wide program of care and support for students in distress. By working closely with faculty, staff, students and their families, SIU Carbondale displays a culture of caring by demonstrating to our students and families that they are an important part of the community.
Saluki Cares is an early alert initiative composed of professionals from different areas of campus life who work with students on a regular basis: Academic units, Dean of Students, New Student Programs, Center for International Education, University Housing, University College, Wellness Center, and others. Referrals are made from faculty, staff, family members, peers, or by the student him/herself. For more information visit our webpage here: https://salukicares.siu.edu/
Saluki Food Pantry: The Saluki Food Pantry provides food assistance to students in times of need, helping them to stay in school and meet their educational goals.
Mission Statement: Develop and sustain a food pantry on the campus at SIU Carbondale to serve food insecure students. The food pantry will provide an opportunity for SIU students to serve other students and engage in conversations and solutions around food insecurity. For more information visit our webpage: https://studentcenter.siu.edu/services/saluki-food-pantry.php
Career Development Center - Experiential Education Fund:
Each year students are given the opportunity to connect with alumni and employers to explore careers through internships and externships. Many of these experiences are unpaid and come at a cost to the student through travel, accommodations, and meal expenses. This fund will help off-set the cost of experiential education to students in the Extern Program or participating in unpaid internships to better their career opportunities. Your donation will help make these opportunities available to those who may not otherwise be able to participate due to cost.
Student Affairs Fund: Student Affairs is raising funds this year for The Big Event. It is the largest one-day, student-run service project in the history of SIU Carbondale. We want to show our new and long-standing community partners how much we appreciate their support of our university.
Student Assistance General Fund for Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs at SIUC is committed to supporting the mission of the University by providing purposeful and engaging programs, resources, and spaces. The goal is to create a comprehensive experience that supports and challenges all students to achieve their academic goals and realize their personal potential.
Student Center, Leadership Programs: Educationally purposeful activities to assist in the advancement of Leadership Programs
Student Health Services, Student Health Programs Development Fund. This fund will support the health and wellness programming that improves the health of SIUC students and promotes a healthier campus community.
University Housing Academic Early Warning Initiatives. In its third year and in partnership with academics, the Academic Early Warning program is paying dividends in the form of promoting student success. Academic Peer Advocates (APAs) are student staff dedicated to react to early warning signs to ensure students are aware of campus resources designed to help them succeed. Often times APAs follow up to ensure students took advantage of the appropriate resource to overcome obstacles to success. When not reacting, APAs reach out to fellow students proactively to provide helpful tops and training in test taking skills, studying, memorization, note taking, etc. Assessment data shows that this initiative is a statistically significant success in helping students succeed. Your donation to the Academic Early Warning program will help ensure we are able to continue providing this important and effective tool to help our students succeed.