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.
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
First Saluki Center Fund: The First Saluki Center is a campus-wide collaboration - an initiative developed by the Division of Student Affairs and the Dean of Students, working together with Academic Affairs. We connect SIU’s first-generation students with academic resources, social and emotional support, financial literacy, opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community, and career preparedness assistance.
SIU Sustainability Council Activities Fund: Sustainability at SIU is a dynamic combination of sustainability theory and practices. Here we encourage innovative thinking and collaboration, enthusiasm for one’s work, and personal responsibility and initiative for more sustainable solutions and lifestyles. SIU Carbondale fosters sustainability-minded citizens who understand of the integral nature of ecological health, economic prosperity, and social equity.