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COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the emphasis on social distancing, The University System Office has invoked a remote work policy. This will be in effect from March 16 - April 7 with a likelihood that these policies will remain in effect for an additional period.

The most efficient way to contact staff is through email. Staff emails are available by clicking About on the menu, then selecting the appropriate department. We will maintain a minor presence in the office and will monitor our phones.

If you are unsure who to contact, please use our general office email at and we will address your question.

Upcoming Events


Merit Board Meeting

POSTPONED until further notice

1:00 PM


Audit - Illinois Board of Higher Education

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Audit conducted by the System Office Legal and Compliance Services division. The purpose of the audit is to ensure compliance with the Act, Rules, and Procedures of the Merit Board.


CLOSED - Good Friday

The System Office will be closed in honor of Good Friday.

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Recent Job Postings

Alumni Programs Information Technology Technical Associate I

Self-driven data management; independent work effort is required; retrieves and distributes data; establishes, reviews and revises existing programs and procedures; recommends changes or alternative...

Financial Aid Advisor

This position relates directly to new student outreach with emphasis on the recruitment of qualified prospective students. The position serves as a liaison with appropriate offices and agencies and ...

Police Telecommunicator

The function of the Police Telecommunicator (TC) is to receive, process, clarify, interpret, prioritize, and accurately disseminate information for the purpose of ensuring officer safety, saving the...

The University System office permits Universities and Agencies to post current job openings on our website. To view the postings above, and any other postings, go to the Jobs page.

University News


SURS Approves $50 Million Real Asset Commitment, Reports 17.9% Return for 2019

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on March 13 approved a commitment of $50 million to Crow Holdings Realty Partners Fund IX, subject to successful contract negotiations. The board also voted to retain Bivium Capital to man


WIU EAGIS Department and GIS Center Create Statewide COVID-19 Dashboard to Monitor Reported Cases

The Western Illinois University GIS Center, in cooperation with the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Geographic Information Sciences (EAGIS), have assembled a statewide web map to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Illinois.


SIUE to Comply with State Stay at Home Directive

SIUE is complying with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s order to “Stay at Home,” requiring another modification to its evolving work relations. When available, the Governor’s Executive Order will be posted at According to th


Illinois State teaching and learning resources

The extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have impacted all aspects of campus operations at Illinois State University. The move away from face-to-face instruction and to alternative delivery of classes will begin...


Professor Fraud Warns Consumers about a Rash of Fraud During Pandemic

Governors State University’s William Kresse, a.k.a. Professor Fraud, spoke this afternoon to WGN-TV about rampant fraud in the face of natural disasters, and the current COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.


University again receives honors for sustainability efforts

For a third consecutive time, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is gaining national recognition for one of its numerous sustainability efforts. That’s according to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), which recently an