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Here are some resources to help new and current students at SIU.


  • Black Affairs Council
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • Black Male Roundtable
  • Black Togetherness Organization
  • Black Women’s Task Force
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • The Association of Black Psychologists
  • The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals SIU
  • African Student Council
  • Africana Theater Lab

Community Businesses/Organizations
Kampus Kuts Barbershop
Arnette’s Barber Shop
Global Gourmet
God Did It Hats and Accessories
Kats Krab & Go
Naomi Ariel
Next Level Ads
Victoria Candles Co.
Harold’s Chicken Carbondale
Eddie Auto
Rahim’s Beauty Supply
Meo Myo Café
Mirror Mirror Beauty Studio
African American Museum of Southern IL
Project Human X
New Birth Kingdom Church International
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
Professional Associations and Organizations
SIU Black Alumni Group
Black Faculty/Staff Council
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N.A.A.C. P Carbondale Chapter
Corporate Minority
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive N.O.B.L.E.
Blacks in Technology
African American Planning Commission (AAPC)
American Association of Black in Energy (AABE)
National Association of African – American in Human Resources
National Black Chamber of Commerce
The Association of Black Psychologists
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Center for Black Equity
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
100 Black Men of America Inc.
National Bar Association
National Medical Association
Organization of Black Designers
Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce
Point Foundation
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
My Brother’s Keeper Alliance – Obama Foundation