2019 Guide to Important SIU Community Information

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2018-2019 Information for SIU Carbondale Students, Faculty, and Staff



  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution in accordance with Civil Rights legislation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices. Concerns regarding discrimination as it relates to any of the above areas including Title IX, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment, are available under SIU Policies. For additional assistance please contact Office of Equity and Compliance, 150 Davies Hall, Mail Code 4316, SIU Carbondale, 1075 S. Normal Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901. Telephone: (618) 453-4807


  • The Student Conduct Code describes a set of policies designed to reflect the unique culture of our university community. This code is intended to provide a framework to facilitate our shared commitment to sustaining a community based upon the common goal of the pursuit of knowledge.  The Student Conduct Code is the primary document governing SIU student conduct and sets forth the rights afforded to, and responsibilities incumbent upon, each student at the university and all students are expected to be familiar with it.  The code includes a list of all Standards of Conduct, defines the procedures used in adjudication of alleged violations and a list of possible sanctions which may be imposed.  For more information, please contact Student Rights and Responsibilities via email or in the Student Services Building, Room 497, Mail Code 4718, SIU Carbondale, 1263 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Telephone:  (618) 536-2338.  The Student Conduct Code is available on the Student Rights and Responsibilities and University Policies


  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a Student Ombudsman that is available to provide students confidential consultation in assisting with the possible resolution of University related concerns, grievances and appeals. For assistance please contact the Assistant Dean of Students, Student Services Building, Room 488, Mail Code 4308, SIU Carbondale, 1263 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901.  Telephone (618) 453-1492.


  • Information regarding SIU Carbondale academic programs; entities that accredit, license, or approve the school and its programs, and procedures for reviewing school’s accreditation, licensing or approval documentation is available from the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Anthony Hall, Room 15, Mail Code 4305, SIU Carbondale, 1265 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Telephone:  (618) 453-7653.


  • For information about accommodations, services,, and access to facilities for students with disabilities, contact Disability Support Services, Student Health Center, Suite 220, Mail Code 4705, SIU Carbondale, 374 East Grand Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901. Telephone: (618) 453-5738.


  • Policies regarding user responsibility of stored information, confidentiality of stored information, inappropriate usage, and electronic mail are available from the Office of Information Technology- Information Security via email or at Mail Code 6633, SIU Carbondale, 850 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Telephone: (618) 453-5155.


  • The Office of the Registrar maintains information regarding completion and graduation rates of cohorts (identified groups) of full-time certificate or degree-seeking SIU Carbondale undergraduates who graduated or completed their programs within 150 percent of the normal time for graduation or completion. For further information or a paper copy, contact the Office of the Registrar, Student Services Building, 2nd floor, Mail Code 4701, SIU Carbondale, 1263 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Telephone: (618) 453-2963.


  • The Center for Environmental Health and Safety (CEHS) is a department devoted to continually improving occupational and environmental safety and health on our campus.  All students and employees are encouraged to review the “Safety Resource Handbook.” This handbook provides an overview related to occupational and environmental safety and health issues here at SIU including such issues as:
  • Health and safety responsibilities of employees, supervisors, unit heads and CEHS
  • General safety guidelines and practices, including personal protective equipment, workplace inspections, emergency procedures and accident reporting
  • Outlines the units within CEHS devoted to assisting the campus community
  • Health and safety training checklists for laboratories and non-laboratory workplaces. These checklists are important to assist you and your supervisor in determining regulatory-required safety and health training. Please review the training checklist with your supervisor (even if you are employed outside the university).
  • Important health and safety phone numbers and contacts

Our website provides many safety and health resources such as fact sheets and guides. CEHS responds to requests for assistance and reports of health and safety concerns, which may be submitted to us anonymously or by contacting CEHS at Mail Code 6898, SIU Carbondale, 1325 Radio Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901.  Telephone: (618) 453-7180.


  • Voter Registration information and locations where you may obtain Illinois Voter Registration applications are available at the Office of the Registrar, Student Services Building, 2nd floor, Mail Code 4701, SIU Carbondale, 1263 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Telephone:  (618) 453-2963. 


  • The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials through illegal downloading or peer-to-peer file sharing may subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code).  These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work.  In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.  Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties.  In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or statutory damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed.  For willful infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed.  A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees.  For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.  Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.  For further information, a paper copy, or for related policies on disciplinary procedures and legal alternatives, contact Information Technology, Mail Code 6633, SIU Carbondale, 850 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901.  Telephone: (618) 453-5155.