Southern Illinois University Carbondale is on a 1,136-acre campus in a rural setting in Carbondale, Illinois, not far from St. Louis. Southern Illinois University Carbondale has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale also has fraternities and sororities.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a thriving Undergraduate Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Undergraduate Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Southern Illinois University Carbondale include Greek Councils, International Student Council, Black Affairs Council and Dawg Pound.
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale community comes together each year for Homecoming, International Student Festival and Theta Xi Variety Show.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Southern Illinois University Carbondale students live off campus. In 2021, 35% of undergrads at Southern Illinois University Carbondale lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 65% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There are 2,640 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,299 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,074 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 86% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Southern Illinois University Carbondale there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Southern Illinois University Carbondale:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Soccer||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has well-lit pathways, night safety vans, student transit system and extensive video security camera system.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Southern Illinois University Carbondale, take U.S. Highway 51/Interstate 57 to Carbondale, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Williamson County airport.
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