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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Educational Resources

Libraries

Law Library, Medical School Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,965,957 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 43,083 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,566,453 microforms.
  • 60,023 Audio/Visual items.
  • 544 e-books.

Museums & Art

University Museum and gift store; Morris Library; Shryock Auditorium, performing arts center; Heartland Dental Clinic, College of Applied Sciences and Arts; Lesar Law Building; Southern Illinois Airport (aviation facilities off campus; Touch of Nature Environmental Center (off campus); Life Science II

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,827 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 175 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 400 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,600 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,400 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 90% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 8,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 30% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 15% of housing units are Singles.
  • 64% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 19% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 84 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 1% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 36% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 90% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Performances by theatre and music students, events at Shryock auditorium, attending Saluki athletic events, Homecoming, Spring Thing
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 450 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Eta Rho, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Zeta, Arnold Air Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Chi Sigma Iota, Eta Sigma Gamma, Eta Sigma Phi Classics Company, Gama Beta Phi Honor Society, Golden Key, Kappa Delta Pi, Mu Phi Epsilon-Epsilon Kappa, Omicron Tau Theta, Order of Isis, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi, Ra Ribbon Society, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Alpha Pi, Tau Beta Pi, and Xi Sigma Pi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Adventist Campus Ministries, American Baptist Students, Apostolic Life Campus Ministry, Baha'I Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Bhaktivedanta Society, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christian Apologetics Club, Christians Unlimited, Church of Christ Student Fellowship, Collegiate Association of Pagan Students, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Lutheran Student Movement, Muslim Student Association, Newman Catholic Student Organization, University Christain Ministries, Vineyard Campus Fellowship, Voices of Inspiration, Wesley Student Council (United Methodist Student Center)
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Council, Animekai Club, Arab Student Council, Asian Student Association and Friends, Blangladesh Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student & Scholar Association, Cyproit Students Association, French Club, General Union of Palestine Students, Greek Student Association, Indian Student Association, International Student Council, Japanese Student Association, Japanese Table, Kenyan Student Association, Korean Student Association, Latin American Student Association, Moroccan Ambassadors Association, Nepalese Students, Sudanese Student Association, Thai Student Association, Turkish Student Association, B. L. A. C. K. , Black Affairs Council, Black Graduate Student Association, Black Togetherness Organization, Hispanic Student Council, Irish Studies Forum, Native American Student Organization, Organization of Multi-Ethnic Students in Education, Polish American Associaion, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, United Asian American Council, Vietnamese & World Society, Students for United Europe, Black Women's Task Force
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) www. siuc. edu/%7Estuddev/SVC/rso. html
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Daily Egyptian (Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters, Tuesday-Friday during the Summer semester)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): St. Louis, MO (100), Marion, IL (16)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Carbondale (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Carbondale (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,736
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 17 fraternities
  • 7 fraternity houses
  • 5% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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