We Encourage & Value Diversity!

AA/EEO Policy

SIU 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, protected veteran status or marital status in accordance with local, state and federal law. 

Note:  see "Employment Notices" for further information.


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.

Diversity Policy

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.