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Phone: 618/453-4900

Fax: 618/453-2262

Southern Illinois University Foundation
1235 Douglas Drive
Mail Code 6805
Carbondale, IL 62901

In an effort to recognize University Housing leaders, we proudly offer the University Housing Leadership Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is funded through donations made by University Housing employees as well as alumni contributions and is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated leadership within University Housing in an uncompensated position.

Please help us support on-campus student leaders dedicated to serving fellow Salukis while pursuing their educational goals.

University Housing sponsors many student leadership opportunities:

  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)
    This elected representative body endeavors to support, develop and improve the on-campus living experience for SIU students via programming and collaboration with University Housing and RSOs.
  • Area Council
    Each residential area of campus is supported by an area council. Like RHA, elected representatives from each residence hall comprise this body, which enhances the on-campus living experience.
  • Black Togetherness Organization (BTO) 
    This has existed for decades empowering SIU students living in residence halls by providing leadership opportunities while planning and implementing academic, cultural, educational, political, recreational and social programs and activities.
  • National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
    Created in 1964, NRHH is a national association dedicated to supporting and enhancing the on-campus living experience. Each year, the top 1 percent of residence hall leaders are invited to apply for membership in this prestigious honorary. The pillars of NRHH are leadership, recognition, scholarship and service.
  • Eco Reps
    University Housing’s newest leadership opportunity for students. Eco Reps are sustainability leaders in our residence halls working with the campus Sustainability Office to help bring education and awareness to living a sustainable lifestyle while students are learning to live on their own.
  • Resident Assistants and Academic Peer Advocates  
    Truly outstanding peer leaders who dedicate themselves to an attitude and lifestyle of service in helping fellow Salukis succeed.

University Housing also provides leadership opportunities through many student employee opportunities.