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The Office of the Dean of Students is a unit that represents many different functional areas across campus, each with a unique identity. Learn a little bit more about each area here, or proceed onto their respective pages. 

Center for Inclusive Excellence

Non-Traditional Student Services

Students' Legal Assistance

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Veterans Services

Center for Inclusive Excellence

Staff:

Nathan Stephens, Director
Dr. Lanel Love, Black Resource Center
Dr. Rene Francisco Poitevin, Hispanic / Latino Resource Center
Vacant, LGBTQ Resource Center
Vacant, Women's Resource Center

Mission:

The Center for Inclusive Excellence will facilitate the process of developing a culture in which diversity is seen as integral to achieving excellence at SIU Carbondale through research, teaching, and learning, campus outreach, student support services, and community relationships.

Black Resource Center:

Enhances the opportunity for African American students success, retention, and graduation by providing both resources and programming activities (academic, educational, social and cultural) that enrich the learning environment for African American and all students.  

Hispanic Resource Center:

Provides academic, educational, cultural, and social programming activities and resources, mentoring and coaching that enrich the total learning experience for Hispanic and all students

LGBTQ Resource Center:

Serves as a centrally located, safe campus space that provides educational outreach, referral information and advocacy services, which will add to an inclusive and diverse environment for the LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, families, friends, alumni, and the greater Southern Illinois Community.

Women's Resource Center:

Our Mission: Excellence in advancing the women of SIU in wellness, empowerment, inclusivity, professional development, academic success and leadership development

Departmental Highlights:

Student Led Dialogue Series
Faculty/ Staff Developmental Series
General Public Free Campus Events 

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Non-Traditional Student Services 

Staff:

Deborah Barnett, Coordinator

Mission:

Non-Traditional Student Services (NTSS), a unit of the Dean of Students, serves SIU Carbondale’s adult student population through guidance, support, and resource referral to enhance educational experiences from the point of entry to degree completion. NTSS also seeks to foster a sense of belonging among adult students by building community through scholarship, service, and support.

At Non-Traditional Student Services, OUR GOAL IS ENSURING YOU REACH YOURS!

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Students' Legal Assistance

Staff:

Lori Crenshaw Bryant, Attorney, Director
Julian Watkins, Staff Attorney
Rebecca Hicks, Office Assistant

Mission:

Provide assistance to students which enable  them to overcome legal problems that may be negatively affecting their education. 

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Staff:

Chad Trisler, Director

JaWana Green, Hearing Officer

Brock Severson, Hearing Officer

Mission:

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) addresses allegations of student misconduct in a developmental and educational manner with the primary focus of providing students with the tools necessary to remain productive members of the University community.  SRR assists in the administration of the Student Conduct Code, provides interventions in response to allegations of misconduct, and educates students regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of the University community.

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Veterans Services  

Staff:

Paul Copeland, Coordinator
Brenda Carter, Veterans Administration VITAL Representative

Mission:

The Veterans Center is committed to making the transition of Veterans' from the military to SIU Carbondale a seamless process. If you are a Veteran who is interested in attending SIU-Carbondale or have already been accepted your first step should be to contact the Veterans Center. If any questions arise please do not hesitate to contact or stop by the Veterans Center

Department Highlights:

Join the Veteran Registered Student Organization, contact veteran services or for Veteran Educational Benefit Questions contact Veteran Services at 618-453-1336.  Watch our web site for opportunities for community service and social interaction


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