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We Encourage & Value Diversity!
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and provides equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status in accordance with local, state and federal law.
If at any time during the application, testing or interviewing stage, you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact our office at 545-7572.
The SIU School of Medicine is committed to cultivating a diverse campus population for the well-being of its learners and workforce. Diversity coupled with inclusion brings about a nurturing educational environment ideal for learners at all levels, the faculty who teach, and the staff who support. To that end, the School will recruit, retain, and advance a student body, faculty, and staff reflective of the diversity of the region served by the medical school.
In this context, a diverse student body includes students born and raised in rural areas and small towns of Illinois; all levels of family wealth and educational advantage; and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine (African-Americans, Hispanics, Native-Americans, Alaskan-Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.). A diverse faculty includes individuals from these traditionally underrepresented in medicine groups as well as women, while diversity in the staff may include other minority groups in the local community. SIU School of Medicine's goal is to have its learners and workforce reflect the rich diversity found in central and southern Illinois so as to advance the School's mission of improving the health and welfare of the entire region.
In support of the SIU School of Medicine's mission to assist the citizens of central and southern Illinois in meeting their healthcare needs through education, patient care, and research, our campus is Tobacco- and Smoke-Free, inside and out. By implementing this policy, we are in step with our other partners in the medical community and reinforce total health and well-being among employees, patients, visitors, and the physicians of tomorrow.
Overwhelming evidence exists concerning the health risks of cigarette and second-hand smoke. In fact, tobacco is the leading source of preventable deaths in the U.S. and contributes to heart and lung disease, as well as several other forms of cancer. For these reasons, tobacco use and smoking is not allowed within any SIU School of Medicine facility or on any surrounding SIU School of Medicine-owned or 100% leased properties.
We believe this is an important step to support improved health within Springfield's growing medical community and the community in which we serve. We ask that you respect this program while visiting our campus, and we thank you for your support. View Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy
The Southern Illinois University Ethics Office in Carbondale, IL, is responsible for providing complete and up-to-date information to the University campus regarding ethical issues. SIU Ethics Office Website
On December 9, 2003, the Governor of the State of Illinois signed into law a bill outlining the ethical requirements of all State employees. This bill now known as the State Ethics Act or Public Act 93-617 implements procedures to increase ethics awareness, oversight, and enforcement. The Act also strengthens the previous gift ban provisions of State law by reducing the number of exceptions that were contained in the rules governing the acceptance of gifts by State employees. In addition, the Act introduces restrictions on activities such as:
- Political activities during work time
- Lobbyist activity and service on boards and commissions
- Employment by outside "vendors" of ex-State employees who formerly were involved in procurement decisions regarding those vendors
Finally, the Act strengthens protection for legitimate "whistle blowers".
As part of the Act, employees are expected to be informed about the Act and to, in general, receive information concerning ethics. Ethics training will be held periodically starting in October 2004.
Employees with questions about how the Ethics Act affects them or with requirements for more information should contact the School of Medicine Ethics Officer and Executive Director of Human Resources, Penny McCarty at 545-7121.
The Identity Protection Act, 5 ILCS 179/1 et seq., requires each local and State government agency to draft, approve, and implement an Identity-Protection Policy that includes a statement of the purpose or purposes for which the agency is collecting and using an individual's Social Security number (SSN). This statement of purpose is being provided to you because you have been asked by Southern Illinois University to provide your SSN or because you requested a copy of this statement. View Identity - Protection Policy