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Empowering Students to Succeed: Everyone, every time!

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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

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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Night Safety Transit 

Staff:

Jeff McGoy, Assistant Dean of Students

Mission:

Night Safety Transit was established as a courtesy service in the spring of 1980 to provide a safe means of transportation for SIU students both on and off campus. 

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Saluki Cares  

Staff:

Jeff McGoy, Assistant Dean of Students

Mission:

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.  Their brochure can be found here.  

Saluki Cares offers students a supportive and encouraging partnership by linking them with appropriate resources. This partnership affords students opportunities to overcome personal and educational barriers encountered on their path to success.  Saluki Cares continues to assist with adjustment issues, academic performance concerns, homesickness, financial stress, deaths (Student/ Family), extended illnesses, general welfare concerns, and other signs of stress.

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Students' Legal Assistance  

Staff:

Lori Crenshaw Bryant, Attorney, Director
Vacant, Staff Attorney
Vacant, 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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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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