SIU Matters


We make a difference in the lives of our students. We contribute to the economic vitality of Southern Illinois. Our graduates are Illinois teachers, business leaders, doctors, nurses, engineers, artists and much, much more. We conduct research that improves lives. We are an investment in the future of the region and the state.

We need your help. Illinois legislators are currently wrestling to address the state’s budget deficit. The starting point for their conversation is the governor’s proposed budget, which includes a 31.5 percent cut in funding to the state’s universities, or $63.6 million to the universities that make up the SIU system. A cut of this magnitude would be devastating to the many students, communities and individuals relying on SIU for education, research and services.

What can you do?

We welcome your support, your action and your commitment to telling others how SIU matters.