Why Give?

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We are committed to excellence.

Committed alumni and supporters like you ensure that SIU will never stop transforming lives. Throughout its history, SIU has been dedicated to innovative education, top-tier research and social inclusion.

Your gift strengthens the university and helps students attain their goals. Together, we're shaping those who shape the future.

It makes a difference.

Through your philanthropy, SIU has:

  • Assisted thousands of students as they advanced their education.
  • Improved campus buildings, facilities and landscapes.
  • Retained passionate faculty, who desire to be a transformative force in students’ lives.
  • Ensured every student has the same level of opportunity and support.



You can change lives.

Endowment scholarships are rewarding for both students and benefactors. Hear from students about how they've benefited.