SIU Carbondale is proud to host more than 400 Registered Student Organizations including Students Promoting Educational Advancement and Research (SPEAR). SPEAR is specifically for students who are interested in pursuing masters or doctoral degrees.
The goal of SPEAR is creating a strong support system to guide students as they transition from undergraduate to graduate studies. The organization stimulates interest in undergraduate research and graduate studies as it provides personal and professional development activities. It also serves as an educational opportunities forum and promotes higher education for all majors and disciplines.