2015 Research Award Winners

GPSC is proud to announce the 2015 Research Award recipients!


Buday Labumar
Duong Beattie
Rowsey Kirana
Silva Chuang
Araujo Roberts
Burkart Voegel
Shi Florkiewicz
Stevens Bheemireddy
Flowers Simpson
Fulgoni Engelmann
Zembrzuski Stallings
Trebouet Rombenso
Bonjour Munch
Howe Semmel
Hai Feller
Liu Hayashi
Ceresola Kapali
Anderson Mook
Rawlings Shepack
Voegel LI


SIU Student Health Initiative

The SIU Board of Trustees approved the new ACA compliant Health insurance Plan on April 16, 2015.  The new health insurance will take effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Presentation on the proposed 2015-2016 Student Health Insurance Plan

Daily Egyptian Article about SIU Student Heathcare

WSIL Media Coverage on Student Healthcare – March 19, 2015

The SIU Student Health Initiative (SHI) is a public education and policy initiative dedicated to implementing the recommendations of the Student Insurance Task Force and to bringing the student insurance plan into full compliance with the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The SHI is organized by the students of Southern Illinois Carbondale — undergraduate and graduate, traditional and non-traditional, on-campus and commuter. Sign the SHI petition and check us out on Facebook!

During the fall of 2014, both the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) passed resolutions calling on the Board of Trustees to bring ACA compliant healthcare to the students of SIU. These resolutions can be found here: USG Resolution & GPSC Resolution.

In the spring of 2015, additional resolutions have been passed by both the USG and GPSC calling on the Board of Trustees to approve the recommendation of the Student Health Insurance Taskforce.  These resolutions can be found here:  USG Resolution & GPSC Resolution.

Read a USG-GPSC Joint Letter to the Board of Trustees from July 22, 2014.

Check out these resources:
(1) SHI Position Statement
(2) SHI Benefit Comparison
(3) SHI Fact Sheet
(4) SHI Stories from Students