The Black Alumni Group of the SIU Alumni Association, helps maintain, nurture, and advance initiatives while assisting SIU Carbondale. BAG seeks to keep alive professional, social, and educational relationships developed while at Southern, while providing, assistance, guidance, and support to alumni,

The organization solicits gifts to be used for and on behalf of SIU, its faculty, students, and staff; and assists SIU in the recruitment, retention, financial assistance, and career development of students of Black African descent. (For a look at the organization’s history, click here.)

Held biennially in odd-numbered years, BAG hosts a reunion on a weekend in July.  A myriad of social and educational events are scheduled during the reunion weekend, as well as a business meeting, and the election of officers.

BAG’s current officers are: 

President   Tim Tyler 
Vice President   Kevin Winstead    
Treasurer   C. Lynn White    
Secretary   Richard Gardner    

Your membership dues in the SIU Alumni Association include your membership in the Black Alumni Group. As an official member of BAG, you have voting rights, receive the SIU Alumni magazine on a quarterly basis, and the eight times-per-year electronic mailing of the Saluki Pride newsletter to keep you informed of upcoming events and campus issues. You also enjoy the advantages of savings on SIU imprinted apparel, car rentals, motel rooms, restaurant specials and much more. View a full list here