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Through various programs and services, it is our mission to provide a variety of co-curricular experiences designed to enrich the social, cultural, educational and personal development of Eastern Illinois University students; promote student leadership, civic responsibility and respect for diversity; and empower and encourage EIU students to reach their full potential in a student-centered, supportive environment.


The Student Life Office seeks to compliment the academic mission of the university through collaborative relationships, programs and services designed to foster student success, involvement and governance.

Core Values

  • Collaboration — Create partnerships that build a sense of community.
  • Involvement — Engaging in experiences that compliment the classroom.
  • Student-Centeredness — Focused on meeting needs and expectations.
  • Diversity/Inclusiveness — Values, accepts and embraces diversity.
  • Empowerment — Value stakeholders, autonomy and decision making.
  • Social Responsibility — Accountability for actions and behaviors.
  • Civic and Community Engagement — Service and contributions to others.
  • Innovative — Promoting positive programming through change.