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If you spend much time around EIU, it’s a pretty good bet you’ve crossed paths with Omar Solomon. His enthusiasm for EIU is second to none! - Learn More!

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EIU is built on strong relationships. The interwoven connections between its students, its faculty, and the City of Charleston make up a healthy campus community, and these stories embody that community spirit.


What do you want to get out of your education and your career? It doesn’t matter how you answer; the resources to achieve your goals are here. You can take advantage of them just like these students did.


College is about growth, both as a student and as a person. Every day, EIU students are expanding their horizons like the ones you see here.


Life at EIU offers so many possibilities! Which possibilities will you make your reality while you’re here? Check out what these students have done to make the most of life at Eastern.


It’s a big world out there, and someday soon you’re going to make your mark on it! Many EIU alumni are already out there making an impact, just like the ones mentioned here.

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