About Southern IIIinois University Carbondale
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale (also known as SIUC or SIU) is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system. It was founded in 1869 as Southern Illnois Normal College, and the fourth oldest of Illinois's 13 state universities.
SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives.