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 Service-Learning and Volunteerism
The Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism seeks to support and foster the university mission of service by preparing students to be engaged, aware and responsible citizens. Co-curricular and course-based opportunities for service and reflection allow students to be active learners, connect to peers, faculty, and the community and thus contribute to the service mission of the university. Students learn in a holistic environment that prepares them for leadership in a diverse society.
Confidential Advisor for Respondents
The Confidential Advisor can assist with understanding University processes and procedures including investigative and disciplinary hearings. The Confidential Advisor can also assist with interim measures including accessing counseling, modifications of work or class schedules, extensions of time or other course-related adjustments.
First Saluki Center
Lanel Love, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students
The purpose of the First Saluki Center is to provide the valuable support, guidance and encouragement first-generation students need to stay in school and earn their degrees.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
The fraternity and sorority life community at Southern Illinois University enhances the student experience by fostering an environment for academic excellence and leadership opportunities while being committed to service and welcoming to those of different backgrounds, cultures, and interests.
Non-Traditional Student Services
Kathy Shaffer, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students
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!
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.
Students' Legal Assistance
Lori Crenshaw Bryant, Attorney, Director
Students' Legal Assistance ("SLA") seeks to enhance the students' experience at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale by advising students of their specific legal issues, which would enable them to overcome legal obstacles which might otherwise impede their educational progress. We, also, strive to enrich the Saluki experience by educating the students of their legal rights, legal responsibilities and collateral consequences through preventive legal education activities. Further, SLA provides an environment for law clerks ("lawyers in training") and paralegal interns (paraprofessionals) to acquire valuable and/or mandatory legal skills and professional experience.
Lanel Love, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students
Jennifer Jones-Hall, Dean of Students
The primary goal of the Student Ombudsperson is to provide students impartial and informal consultation in assisting with the possible resolution of University related concerns and issues. The Student Ombudsperson is a resource for students in navigating the University while seeking resolution to individual student concerns. The Student Ombudsperson is a designated administrator who is trained and skilled in interpersonal communication, problem solving, and conflict management.
The Student Ombudsperson can help you define your goals as it relates to your concern, explore options for resolving your concern, discuss and provide resources and listen and recommend next steps. The Student Ombudsperson strives for impartiality and objectivity in working with students and the consideration of issues. The Student Ombudsperson serves as a listening post for concerns and brings them to the attention of the Dean of Students.
What the Ombudsperson does not do:
- Conduct formal investigations
- Advocate for a particular outcome
- Advocate for individuals or take sides
- Give legal advice
- Make or overturn academic/administrative decisions, including grade changing
- Establish, change, or eliminate policies and procedures
- Participate or testify in formal procedures including legal proceedings
- Offer psychological counseling
- Disclose confidential information, except for an imminent risk of harm to the University Community or as required by laws of Title IX and gender-based violence situations
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Brian Beccue, Assistant Dean of Students
David Iacono, Program Coordinator
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.
Paul Copeland, Coordinator
Brenda Carter, Veterans Administration VITAL Representative
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.
A hazing incident may be reported to the Dean of Students office by anyone. If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a possible hazing incident, report the incident immediately to Dean of Students and/or the police. Hazing is illegal in IL, violates SIU Code of Conduct & violates all student organization's policies!
If you are not sure if it is hazing, then it probably is!
Report hazing by clicking here!