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Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Information concerning SIUE's current educational programs and course descriptions is available in the University Catalog.


SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456), and has joined the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP). AQIP is a new and innovative way of maintaining regional accreditation. For detailed information visit AQIP. In addition to overall accreditation of the University, many of its departments and programs are accredited by professional agencies.

Confidentiality of Student Records and Student Health Records (FERPA and HIPAA)

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. SIUE publishes a Statement on Right to Privacy and Nondisclosure that delineates student rights under FERP and a Policy on Release of Student Information and Access to Student Records.

SIUE is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal health information concerning our employees and students.

Copyright and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Information

Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville network pursuant to the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act , 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(2), should be directed to the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, at, by telephone at (618) 650-5500, by facsimile at (618) 650-3055, or by postal mail at Office of the CIO, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 0005 Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1068, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1068.

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(2) and 34 C.F.R. 668.43(a)(10), the following links provide a resource of information regarding U.S. copyright law and SIUE policies related to copyright.

Freedom of Information Act

As an Illinois public body, Southern Illinois University is subject to and complies with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/. The Southern Illinois University FOIA Policy is available at Written requests for records from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville pursuant to the FOIA should be directed to SIUE's designated FOIA Officer, by delivery to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 2228 Rendleman Hall, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Campus Box 1158, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1158, by email to, or by facsimile to (618) 650-2448. Written requests for records maintained by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department may be sent directly to Records Manager/Crime Prevention Coordinator for the SIUE Police Department, by delivery at 99 Supporting Services Road, Campus Box 1041, Edwardsville, IL 62026, by email to, or by facsimile to (618) 650-3250.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Disability Support Services (DSS) is dedicated to providing reasonable curricular and co-curricular accommodations to students with disabilities at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. DSS also has services which students can use to increase skills in learning, time management, and test-taking. Both accommodations and services are offered to students with disabilities who have provided documentation of disability and are approved through the application process.

SIUE values a diverse community and embraces the unique characteristics of students with disabilities. Through community partnership, academic accommodations, and services to students with disabilities, DSS and SIUE have excelled at the inclusion of all students as they obtain their educational goals.

Students must register and request services from the Disability Support Services office, which is located in the Student Success Center, Room 1270. An individualized accommodation plan is developed according to each student's needs. Requests for services should be made as soon as a student is accepted to the University or as soon as possible.

New Horizons is a student organization open to all persons interested in the issues and concerns of people with disabilities. Please contact the DSS Graduate Assistant for more information.

Student Body Diversity

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided in the SIUE Fact Book.

Textbook Information / Required Course Materials

The online SIUE Schedule of Classes includes a link to textbook and required materials for each course as soon as the information is available for a given term. Textbook information is also available directly from the University Bookstore Website.

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements are available on the transferring student's web page. More specific information on articulation agreements with local community colleges is available below.

University Nondiscrimination Statement

SIUE prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Discrimination in any form will not be tolerated; management and supervisory personnel, at all levels, are responsible for taking reasonable and necessary action to prevent discrimination. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Institutional Compliance, Rendleman Hall, Room 3310, Box 1025, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1025, (618) 650-2333.

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