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At SIU, our students lead the way. Saluki Ambassadors are current students dedicated to sharing experiences and perspectives about the university they call home. They lead campus tours, sit on student panels, and attend on- and off-campus events. Saluki Ambassadors are here to answer your questions about student life at SIU. Is SIU the right fit for you?

Interested in learning more about our program?

Contact Us
Rita Medina
Saluki Ambassador Advisor

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Tour the Campus

Visit SIU to go on a campus tour and learn more about the university. Sign up for a visit here!

Attend an Open House

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Saluki Ambassador Fun Facts:

  • We're from: Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Colorado.
  • Favorite Meal in the Dining Hall: Chicken Strips, Nachos, Eggplant Parmesan, and Tacos
  • RSOs We're Involved In: Zoology Club, Pre-Professional Association, Intervarsity, Hispanic Student Council, Rock Climbing Club, Residence Hall Association, Undergraduate Student Government, and More!
  • Favorite Carbondale Hangouts: Giant City State Park, Blend Tea and Crepe, Castle Park, University Mall, and the Spillway
  • We've Traveled To: England, France, Costa Rica, Italy, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, and more!

What it Takes to be a Saluki Ambassador

  • Academic and extracurricular excellence
  • Strong character
  • Saluki pride
  • Desire to give back to SIU
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Time-management and organization skills