Greetings class of 2020 and Welcome to itMatters!
At SIU we recognize that the transition to college can be challenging. We want to make sure we support you every step of the way. One way that we hope to do this is by promoting the adoption of healthy behaviors throughout your time at SIU. This is why we are making the itMatters program available.
I strongly encourage you to complete the program and consider being an active participant in this important study. If at any point as you complete itMatters you would like additional resources, I suggest that you check out our campus resources provided in the links below. These resources are available to SIU students and exemplify just some of the many ways in which we are committed to helping students transition to college.
Have a terrific year!
Ted W. Grace, MD, MPH
Director, Student Health Services
- The Confidential Advisor works with students on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Rebecca Gonnering, the Confidential Advocate at SIU, can be reached at 618.453.4429.
- Saluki Cares facilitates and coordinates a University-wide program of care and support for students in distress. Find more information at http://salukicares.siu.edu/
- Safety Awareness Facts and Education is a campus website that contains information about campus resources, crime reporting, crime prevention and campus safety. Find more information at http://safe.siu.edu/
- Counseling and Psychological Services works to help students resolve problems that interfere with personal, social, and academic functioning while also emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment, and wellness. Find more information at http://shc.siu.edu/counseling/
- Wellness and Health Promotion Services provides education and information on harm reduction methods to reduce the risks for college students. Find more information at http://shc.siu.edu/wellness-center/
Find more information at about sexual health at http://shc.siu.edu/wellness-center/sexual-health/
Find more information about alcohol and drug use at http://shc.siu.edu/wellness-center/aod/