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Southern Illinois University Carbondale - 2017

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Engineering Residential College: The College reserves three residence halls for engineering students only. Faculty Associates and undergraduate peer mentors work with students at these halls to enhance academic performance. These students are also blocked in common course sections to encourage more cohesive study groups.

Supplemental Instruction Program: Students in engineering designated sections of math classes are provided with the opportunity to stay in the classroom after lectures to form study groups and work on problems related to lecture. The passing rates and grades of participants are higher than those of non-participating students.

Freshmen Orientation Program: In this three-day program, first-year students receive information about various engineering disciplines, resources available, and classroom expectations. Students also are provided with tips for studying and other key recommendations for success.

Tutoring Program: Advanced undergraduate students provide tutoring to freshmen and sophomore students four nights per week in a area central to the residence halls.

Summer Bridge Program: This program prepares freshmen to face the academic rigors of the engineering major and allows time to improve mathematics skills. Students enroll in two summer workshops and live on campus.