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Have no worries, you’ll fit right in at SIUE. Whatever your interests, by getting involved, you will get to know other people and quickly find your place.

With students from 37 states and 40 nations, SIUE offers a rich cultural environment that contributes to the learning process and teaches us to value diversity. Whether you're interested in culture, recreation, athletics or leadership opportunities, SIUE has a variety fo options for you.

Diversity Resources

  • LGBT Resources
  • Veterans Services
  • Disability Support
  • Academic Support/Tutoring
  • Counseling Services

Cultural & Recreational Activities

  • Intramural and Club Sports
  • Student Fitness Center
  • Indoor/Outdoor Pools
  • Rock Climbing
  • Theater & Dance Productions
  • Arts & Issues Series

SIUE Traditions

  • Welcome Week
  • Homecoming
  • Paint the Rock
  • Cougar Athletics
  • Family Weekend
  • Black Heritage Month
  • International Night
  • Springfest

Through the Kimmel Leadership Center, you can develop leadership skills and take on social, civil or political responsibility. With more than 200 student organizations, you are sure to find your place to belong and make an impact.

Leadership Development

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Greek Organizations
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • University Center Board
  • Leadership Development
  • Student Government

Opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community are plentiful at SIUE. For the third consecutive year, Washington Monthly, a national news magazine, ranks SIUE amount the Top 50 master’s-granting colleges and universities in the nation for our contributions to the public good.

NCAA Division I Athletics

SIUE now participates in NCAA Division I athletics. Learn more about this transition and about all of SIUE's athletics teams at

SIUE Campus Events

There is always something going on at SIUE! The Campus Calendar of Events is constantly updated. See what's happening at SIUE this week.

Cultural and Recreational Activities

SIUE offers a rich cultural environment and many recreational activities that contribute to the health of the minds and bodies of campus community members. Explore the links below for more information.

Arts & Issues Series

Theater & Dance Productions

Intramural and Club Sports

Student Fitness Center

Indoor and Outdoor Pools

Rock Climbing

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