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SIU’s Salukis Care Day on April 12 focuses on helping students thrive

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SIU News

Salukis Care Day 2024 is happening April 12, and the goal is to help students with emotional wellness so they can thrive and succeed.

This year’s theme is “Thriving and Surviving Saluki Strong,” and the day is filled with activities to help students de-stress, relax and have a good time. Participants will enjoy music, free food, bingo, Cops with Pops to promote positive interactions with police, a photo booth, a dream wall, giveaways, hammocks to stretch out in, inflatables, a resilience dart game, a chalk fest where students are encouraged to write positive affirmations and more. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Faner Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Student Recreation Center.

Media Advisory

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover Salukis Care Day, set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Faner Plaza. For more information, contact Jacari Henderson at jacari.henderson@siu.edu.

In addition, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is partnering with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to fund all CAPS appointments the week of April 8-12 to ensure students get support for their personal, psychological, mental and emotional needs so they don’t feel overwhelmed, exhausted or anxious. CAPS assists students throughout the year in resolving problems that interfere with personal, social and academic functioning with an emphasis on prevention, development, adjustment and wellness. Counselors are available at various locations on campus Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Students can call 618-453-5371 for locations and additional information.

For more information, visit the website or email siucares@siu.edu.


Christi Mathis — student affairs; diversity, equity and inclusion; business and analytics; education; health and human sciences; psychological and behavioral sciences; innovation and economic development; international education.

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