Caring for the communities of central and southern Illinois is our mandate. In addition to our extensive clinical and education services, School of Medicine faculty and staff travel to more than 170 outreach sites in the cities and towns we serve. The Springfield campus community also embraces the mission.
The Community Service Committee (CSC) develops, recommends, and/or advises regarding policy, guidelines, practice, and objectives relevant to community service at SIU School of Medicine. The CSC provides input and counsel to other School units responsible for community service activities and projects. The CSC works with community leaders and organizations in assessing and addressing the community's needs for community service programs.
Enos is a kindergarten through fifth grade school, located a few blocks northwest of SIU’s main campus, at 524 W. Elliott. Since 1986, the School of Medicine has been paired with Enos Elementary in the Springfield Public School District #186 Partners in Education Adopt-a-School program. A volunteer committee of employees coordinate efforts to benefit the children, with assistance from medical students who participate in mentoring, reading and a fall shoe drive. Annual activities include: an art exhibit; seasonal drives / collections for school supplies, hats and mittens and books; read-ins on specific days; tutoring; and a luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week.More about Enos Elementary School
The SIU Unity Council was created in 1998 to enrich the work-life environment at the School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare for employees and learners. In simplest terms, the Council wants to make the School a better place to work. Its members are volunteers from all facets of the medical school campus: faculty, administration, civil service, human resources and learners.
The Unity Council’s specific roles include: offering direction for employee and learner engagement; establishing communication channels to field suggestions for quality improvements, to share information and report accomplishments; training committee members in quality issues, team leading, team facilitation and other areas; and organizing the Group Quality Awards and fun events like the Student Welcome Lunch, Take Your Child to Work Day, the SIUnity Fair and employee fitness options.