University Career Services (UCS), located at 1263 Lincoln Dr., Suite 0179, provides assistance to individuals seeking career counseling, employment, professional training experiences, or admission to graduate or professional school. In addition to professional staff who can assist clients with all aspects of the job search, there is a resource center which contains material about career opportunities, prospective employers, salary statistics, and an assortment of other useful information. Career Services is contacted annually by more than one thousand organizations representing virtually all service, product, and educational employers. Registrants, with the payment of a modest fee, may participate in on-campus interviews and may have their resumes and letters of recommendation sent to prospective employers or graduate schools.
The Clinical Center, located in the Wham Building, is staffed by professionally trained faculty and by supervised student diagnosticians, therapists, and counselors. It provides diagnostic and treatment services to faculty, staff, university students, and other individuals in the community. Services include diagnostic assessment of psychological, speech, language, hearing, reading, and general education problems. Therapy services encompass various forms of counseling and behavior modification, speech, language, and hearing therapies, physical therapy, and educational remediation.
The Child Development Laboratories (Department of Curriculum and Instruction) operates a child-care unit for a limited number of children from infancy to school age on a first-registered, first-served basis. In addition, Rainbow's End, housed in its own building just north of the Student Recreation Center, provides SIUC students and employees with a year-round care program for their children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Rainbow's End also offers after-school and evening programs.
Rainbow's End 453-6358
Child Development Laboratories 453-4271
Disability Support Services provides the required academic and programmatic support services to students with permanent and temporary disabilities. Disability services are located throughout the University in integrated settings. DSS provides centralized coordination and referral services.
The Emeritus Association represents 2000 retired SIUC personnel, of whom 750 are dues-paying members. The Emeritus Association, under the leadership of a Board of Directors, operates out of University Relations and offers opportunities for retired SIU personnel to continue to serve the university and the community. The Emeritus Association offers student scholarships; staffs campus blood drives; presents forums and travelogues to the community; co-sponsors pre-retirement seminars; maintains relations with the Administrative/Professional Staff Council, Civil Service Council, Faculty Senate, and Graduate Council; organizes cultural events for emeritus personnel; promotes the development of retirement housing in the Carbondale area; and supports the activities of the Illinois Annuitants Association. For information, please contact the Emeritus Association office located at 1004 South Elizabeth, MC 6525 or call 453-5306.
The Emeritus Faculty Organization is a unit of the Emeritus Association. All emeritus faculty who are members of the Emeritus Association are automatically members of the Emeritus Faculty Organization. The Emeritus Faculty Organization assists faculty in augmenting and enhancing the academic life of the University through special efforts in keeping with the interests and talents of the individual emeritus faculty member. This group meets periodically and appoints a representative to the Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council. It assists faculty with the transition from active status to retirement status. It encourages such faculty to seek out ways to continue their relationship with the academic life of the University through informal teaching, service, and research. Even though most opportunities are voluntary on a non-pay basis, it is recommended that the faculty anticipating retirement should meet with their chair, director, or dean ahead of the time of actual retirement and discuss potential ways of being involved and the guidelines followed by the department in facilitating such activities. Those faculty who have an interest in being formally employed on a part-time basis should discuss the needs the department or unit has that one might be able to fill. For more information write to the Emeritus Faculty Organization, c/o Special Projects and Events, SIUC, Carbondale, IL 62901-6827 or call 453-5306.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential referral services to staff and family members seeking assistance in solving a variety of personal or work-related problems. Through EAP, individuals are referred to existing professional agencies, both on and off campus, that can offer assistance in dealing with a wide range of issues, including career choice; financial, family/marital, and medical problems; interpersonal relationships; alcohol and drug education and treatment; legal advice; work-related difficulties; sexual harassment, etc. State health insurance benefits may be used to pay a portion of the cost of covered treatment programs. Information regarding the Employee Assistance Program may be obtained from Human Resources.
HR INFO, a 24-hour call-in system of Human Resources (536-2116), provides the caller information about civil service, faculty, and administrative/professional staff vacancies, staff development programs, and employee benefit updates. In order to access the various listings described in the voice-mail menu, the caller must have a touch tone telephone:
Press 1: civil service vacancies
Press 2: faculty vacancies
Press 3: administrative/professional staff vacancies
Press 4: staff development information
Press 5: current employee benefit information
Non-Traditional Student Services assists those students who are 24 or older, married, have dependents, are enrolled part time, or have been away from formal education for some time, seeking also to increase the awareness within the university community to the special needs and circumstances of these students.
The Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police is designated as having the authority and responsibility for Department of Public Safety administration and management, including fiscal and operational control. The Department of Public Safety includes police operations and parking services.
The Southern Illinois Management Act (110 ILCS 520/8/10) allows the Board of Trustees to appoint members of the Southern Illinois University Police Department. Per 110 ILCS 520/8/10, “Members of the Police Department shall be conservators of the peace and as such have all powers possessed by policemen in cities, and sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view or warrants of violations of state statutes, university rules and regulations and city or county ordinances, except that they may exercise such powers only within counties wherein the university and any of its branches or properties are located when such is required for the protection of university properties and interests, and its students and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties, when requested by appropriate State or local law enforcement officials.”
The Department operates twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Police officers are responsible for protecting life, safeguarding property, establishing crime prevention methods, investigating crime, apprehending offenders, preserving the peace and maintaining order, enforcing laws, responding to emergencies, and advancing cooperative relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Parking registers motor vehicles and bicycles belonging to university employees and students and enforces the university parking regulations. Use of the university's parking lots requires payment of a fee and display of the appropriate decal.
Parking Division registers motor vehicles and bicycles belonging to university employees and students and enforces the university parking regulations. Use of the university's parking lots and the parking garage requires payment of a fee and display of the appropriate decal.
|Type of Decal
|Eligibility for Decal
|Full-time employees and part-time employees and students whose health or physical condition or other extenuating circumstance requires this privilege
|Gold-Emeritus: Same as blue plus free parking at parking meters
|Retired university employees
|Gold-20 Year: Same as blue
|Employees with 20 years of service
|Part-time employees and students
|All eligible members of the university community
Metered spaces are available for visitors throughout the campus, and free guest permits are provided by the Parking Division to be used in designated parking areas.
The Student Health Programs (SHC) provides medical, dental, wellness, and mental health services for all SIUC students. As part of the university tuition and fees, students are assessed the Student Medical Benefit (SMB) Primary Care Fee which provides quality on-campus health care andthe SMB Extended Care Fee which complements the on-campus health care with an extensive major medical insurance program.
The Student Health Center employs college health specialists including; physicians, a psychiatrist, consulting medical specialists, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, health/wellness educators, women's services staff, insurance specialists, dentists, laboratory and radiology staff to provide quality comprehensive care.
In addition to the provision of services to SIUC students, SHC services are available to employees who are injured or disabled in the performance of their duties. Those employees at risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens may receive Hepatitis B immunization, and those employees whose jobs require overseas travel are eligible to receive appropriate immunization. The Student Health Center may also offer other immunization programs, such as flu, tetanus, or TB screening to employees on an infrequent basis.
The Student Health Center Website is: https://shc.siu.edu/
The Counseling Center provides psychological consultation and services to the SIUC community. The Center is staffed by doctoral psychologists and by supervised predoctoral interns and counselors. Students are eligible for confidential individual, couple, family, and group counseling, therapy, and assessment. Employees, who are registered as students for a minimum of 6 semester hours, are eligible for limited psychological assessment, consultation regarding mental health concerns, and referral. In addition, consultation is offered for faculty or staff who wish assistance in working with or referring students with emotional difficulties. Organizational consultation is available to departments or units to assist them in dealing with internal problems or in exploring more effective ways to function. Staff are also available to speak to classes about Counseling Center services or about selected psychological topics.
Women's Services, a component of the Counseling Center, is devoted to the support, education, and personal growth of women, offering individual counseling, support and training groups, workshops, and consultation to other university units. Women's Services maintains an extensive women's resource file and a lending library and also publishes a newsletter, Women in Transition.
That portion of the Campus Safety program which promotes rape awareness, offers self-defense workshops, and provides counseling and support for victims of sexual assault is coordinated by Women's Services while the Brightway Path, night safety van, and women's safety transit are administered by Non-Traditional Student Services.
The Traffic and Parking Hearing Office, a unit separate from the Department of Public Safety, is responsible for reviewing appeals of tickets issued for traffic and parking violations. If the hearing officer affirms the charge or sanction, that decision may be appealed to the Traffic and Parking Appeals Board.