The SIU Alumni Association is the gateway for alumni who want to get reconnected to SIU Carbondale. Hosting a variety of events and programs each year, the Association supports activities that engage alumni and students in sharing Saluki pride and providing opportunities for professional mentorship.
As the oldest and largest organization on campus, the Association has been proudly serving alumni, students, and friends since 1896. It represents a living alumni base of more than 250,000 individuals and plays key partnership roles with various other departments across campus, including Saluki Athletics and the Office of the Chancellor.
In addition, the Association is also home to the Student Alumni Council, an organization focused on providing students with the development of volunteer and leadership skills that help carry them into the future. These student ambassadors are active, not just at SIUC but in several communities around southern Illinois.
For this year’s SIU Day of Giving, the Association is asking donors to contribute to two efforts focused on assisting students with their education and professional development. Please see our giving opportunities and consider the impact your gift could have on our students.
Regional Chapter Scholarship Funds
There are more than a dozen regional alumni groups and chapters across the state of Illinois and country, with hundreds of alumni in each who gather regularly to share their Saluki spirit and raise money for local high school students to attend SIU Carbondale.
Consider donating to one of these scholarship funds, and you will be helping keep the pipeline open for future generations of students to become proud Salukis.
Student Leadership Development Fund
The Association is seeking to create an endowed fund that will serve as a resource for Student Alumni Council members who need financial aid for professional and leadership development training. Students may access these funds to participate in a number of conferences and workshops focused on networking with other future leaders. These opportunities will further enhance the already stellar education they are receiving as Salukis.
Consider donating to this fund, and you will help propel our outstanding students forward among many other student leaders across the nation.
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