It’s our anniversary and you’re invited to celebrate with us! SIU is marking its 150th anniversary with a yearlong commemoration.
Born as a teacher’s college in 1869, we’re now a nationally ranked research institution with students from across the United States and around the world.
We launched our sesquicentennial celebration during the March 6, 2019, Day of Giving. Throughout the year, in countless ways large and small, we are recognizing what a special place – a place of great opportunity – SIU is.
Our themes say it all:
- Saluki TRADITION – paying homage to our remarkable past, our reputation for innovation, hands-on learning and strong research and our proven record of preparing students for successful lives.
- Saluki PRIDE – recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and campus community.
- Saluki PROMISE – looking forward to the next 150 years and beyond, confident that SIU and our incredible Salukis will continue to make their mark in a positive way on the world.
We hope you are celebrating this special milestone along with us and we invite you to explore this website and discover even more reasons to celebrate SIU at 150.