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As the student population has become more diverse and the increased enrollment reflects this diversity at SIU Carbondale, the Student Multicultural Resource Center serves as a catalyst for inclusion, diversity and innovation. We look to foster an environment where all campus members are respected and welcomed. As the Center continues its work, we are here to ensure that you think, grow and succeed. We welcome you and invite you to explore our website. We encourage you to stop by the Center, located in Grinnell Commons, to see the resources available and discover ways you can get involved on the campus. Come visit us.

A message to SIU students:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the three individuals who lost their lives and the countless others who were injured this past weekend in association with protests at the University of Virginia and its surrounding community.

When incidents occur on other campuses and in other communities, we should reflect on our own values as members of the Saluki family. We are part of a community that embraces differences in cultures and perspectives. We value civil discourse and dialogue based on reason and logic rather than threats and violence.

Because we have a shared responsibility to ensure that everyone on our campus can live and learn in a safe and welcoming environment, I ask you to abide by the Saluki creed:

“As a Saluki, I pledge to forward ideas and ideals. I will discourage bigotry and celebrate diversity by striving to learn from differences in people’s ideas and opinions. I will embrace the ideals of freedom of civilized expression, intellectual inquiry and respect for others.”

To understand more about your responsibilities as a student of SIU, please review the Student Conduct Code.

Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students if you need assistance or have concerns. We are here for all students and is ready and willing to listen and assist in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 618-453-1385 or via email at

Best wishes for the fall semester.

Jennifer Jones-Hall
Dean of Students