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SIU Alumni Association
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As the largest and oldest organization on campus, the SIU Alumni Association has been proudly serving SIU alumni and friends since 1896. It seeks to engage alumni, students and friends of the university by preserving SIU traditions, promoting pride in a SIU education, and facilitating opportunities for students and alumni to connect professionally. Today, the Association has continued to grow and serves as a connection between many alumni, as well as family and friends of the university.  The Association plays a major role in key university functions and works closely with various campus departments on events and programs that support the institution’s mission. Please see our funding priorities below and click Give Now at the top of the page to make your gift. 

Saluki Alumni Plaza

Saluki Alumni Plaza is a new focal point for students and alumni on the Carbondale campus. Located between Pulliam and Woody halls, the plaza centers on sculptures of three Saluki dogs.  The statues represent past, present, and future students, and it’s a great meetup place on campus.  This is a prime opportunity for alumni to put their stamp on something physical on the campus.   The plaza can be a symbol of the success many graduates of SIU have experienced because of the education they received here, and it’s something future students will be able to enjoy for the next 150 years of this university.

Day of Giving – Chapter Scholarships

The SIU Alumni Association is focusing on raising gifts for regional chapter scholarship funds. Each year, this money helps students throughout Illinois and the greater St. Louis metro region begin or continue their education at SIU Carbondale.

Giving to these chapter scholarship funds is a great way to ensure future Salukis have an opportunity to succeed. The Association is offering two $500 prizes for this project – one to the chapter that raises the most money and one to the chapter with the most individuals who make a donation. Prize money can be used toward a future alumni networking event in support of SIU.

Donate now during the Day of Giving and help boost opportunity for countless future alumni.  Alumni chapters that are participating are:

  • Black Alumni Group
  • Chicagoland Chapter Scholarship             
  • Jackson County Chapter Scholarship       
  • Peoria Tri-County Chapter Scholarship   
  • Perry County Chapter Scholarship            
  • Prairie Capitol Chapter Scholarship         
  • Randolph County Chapter Scholarship    
  • St. Louis Area Chapter Scholarship           
  • St. Louis County Scholarship                      
  • Saline County Chapter Scholarship          
  • Union County Chapter Scholarship          
  • Washington D.C. Chapter Scholarship     
  • Williamson County Chapter Scholarship 



Departments with the Most Gifts!
Check out which department has brought in the most gifts for SIU Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 950
2 School of Medicine 369
3 Saluki Athletics 254
4 College of Health and Human Sciences 219
5 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences 197
6 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 170
7 College of Engineering 155
8 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) 141
9 School of Law 128
10 College of Business and Analytics 125
11 School of Education 124
12 College of Liberal Arts 107
13 Touch of Nature 78
14 Morris Library 76
15 Student Affairs 69
16 SIU Alumni Association 66
17 Strong Survivors 65
18 The Arts (Liberal Arts) 59
19 WSIU Public Broadcasting 56
20 General University Scholarships 53
21 Diversity Initiatives 46
22 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 43
23 University Museum 33
24 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 32
25 Green Roof Project 27
26 Graduate School 23
27 University Honors Program 23
28 SIU Press 19
29 SIU Arboretum 17
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations 14
31 Center for International Education 12
32 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 10
33 Research 7
34 SIU Wellness and Health Promotion Services 7
Departments by Dollars Raised
Check out which Department has raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine $373,761.00
2 College of Liberal Arts $327,877.00
3 College of Business and Analytics $320,638.00
4 Saluki Athletics $270,124.29
5 College of Health and Human Sciences $190,391.94
6 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences $131,183.82
7 Morris Library $113,270.00
8 College of Engineering $103,696.90
9 School of Law $97,470.00
10 School of Education $70,639.00
11 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $65,724.53
12 General University Scholarships $55,046.00
13 Touch of Nature $52,325.00
14 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $51,385.94
15 The Arts (Liberal Arts) $36,075.00
16 SIU Alumni Association $16,277.00
17 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) $11,999.88
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $8,335.00
19 Diversity Initiatives $6,695.00
20 University Museum $6,270.00
21 WSIU Public Broadcasting $5,945.00
22 Strong Survivors $5,770.00
23 Student Affairs $5,260.18
24 Graduate School $2,035.00
25 SIU Press $1,955.00
26 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,870.00
27 University Honors Program $1,555.00
28 Green Roof Project $1,550.00
29 SIU Arboretum $1,505.00
30 Center for International Education $1,420.00
31 Research $920.00
32 Center for Archaeological Investigations $735.00
33 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $500.00
34 SIU Wellness and Health Promotion Services $270.00
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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 32
2 TX 3
2 CO 3
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