Eastern Illinois University was founded in year 1895.
Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service.
Institutional Research strives to provide accurate, timely and accessible information concerning the student body, programs, and employees. The office provides information, support and guidance to the various constituent groups to assist them in their planning efforts. In an effort to enhance the university image and to address accountability/productivity requests, the institutional research area will direct its efforts towards providing easier access to data-driven information needed by legislators, prospective students, parents and internal administration.
Career Services is committed to providing innovative centralized career development and experiential learning services to students and alumni that enrich their academic experiences in order to produce an educated, individually responsible, open-minded and ethical career force for the State of Illinois and the larger global society.
Through various programs and services, it is our mission to provide a variety of co-curricular experiences designed to enrich the social, cultural, educational and personal development of EIU students; promote student leadership, civic responsibility and respect for diversity; empower and encourage EIU students to reach their full potential in a student-centered, supportive environment.
The Student Life Office takes administrative responsibility for student government, campus entertainment (University Board), multicultural programming, leadership support services and more than 200 registered student organizations.
Most international students choose to stay in either Lincoln-Stevenson-Douglas Halls, Thomas Hall, University Court or University Apartments since these are the only housing facilities open during break periods. There is an $85.00 per week charge for students choosing to stay over breaks in Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas or Thomas Halls halls. If you do not need housing during break periods, you are welcome to live in any of the other residence halls. There is no additional charge for students who live in University Court or University Apartments during break periods. A brief description of each follows:
Booth Library is the general library of the University. The library collection consists of more than 978,209 cataloged volumes, approximately 1.2 million micro texts, as well as maps, music scores, and pamphlets selected to support the University’s educational mission.
Eastern Illinois University requires that all students who enroll in 9 or more on-campus hours, all Graduate Assistants under contract to the University, and all International students enrolled in 3 or more on-campus hours, be covered by health insurance and provide a supplemental plan of medical coverage for injury and illness
The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide EIU students, faculty and staff with informal and formal recreational activities regardless of ability. We wish to promote a safe and enjoyable environment, encourage participation, and promote healthy lifestyles. Campus Recreation serves primarily EIU students because our facilities and programs are supported through required student fees.
Eastern Illinois is home to 20 NCAA Division I sports. Facilities are housed on the west side of the EIU campus between 4th Street and Grant Avenue. EIU competes as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference in 17 sports. Men's soccer, men's and women's swimming compete as members of the Summit League.
Eastern Illinois University has many Registered Student Organizations available to fit everyone's need!
Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.