SIUE Earns National Recognition in Housing and Residence Life

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Skyfactor recognizes Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as recipient of national Assessment and Impact Award.

Mallory Sidarous, director of University Housing.

“University Housing is committed to using data-driven insights to support residents in thriving, residential communities that address their social and academic needs.”

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Housing has been recognized nationally receiving the 2022 Skyfactor Assessment and Impact Award in Housing and Residence Life. SIUE was among only three universities selected for the national recognition. University Housing won in the category of satisfaction with community engagement due to its data-driven programs in support of on-campus living.

“Student connections to each other and to the community are critical for student retention and academic success,” said Mallory Sidarous, director of University Housing. “University Housing is committed to using data-driven insights to support residents in thriving, residential communities that address their social and academic needs.”

SIUE University Housing is made up of five residential housing communities that house over 2,600 residents. Each housing community fosters an environment that promotes opportunities for students to become civically, socially and academically responsible individuals who are engaged members of their current and future communities.

“We understand the importance of "home" during the college experience and our staff work hard to cultivate communities that feel like home for our students,” said Rex Jackson, associate director of residence life. “We are thrilled to see the positive impact of their hard work and dedication on our residential experience.”

“In-person events and gatherings have been quite limited for the past few years, resulting in an atypical college experience for many students,” said Vice President of Enterprise Solutions for Macmillan Learning Steven Ray. “Housing has helped lessen the impact by connecting students to educationally beneficial activities, amenities, and people. University Housing at SIUE successfully used data-driven insights to make meaningful improvements to the residential experience and we’re proud to recognize their work.”

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high-quality education that powerfully transforms the lives of all individuals who seek something greater. A premier metropolitan university, SIUE is creating social and economic mobility for individuals while also powering the workforce of the future. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 12,500.

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