ISC History


The International Student Council (ISC) is one of the largest Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). The ISC was formed in 1973 as an umbrella organization, which facilitates all registered international student associations on campus. ISC`s primary objective is to represent the interests of international students that are studying and/or working at SIUC to organize activities and events which present the culture and traditions from most nations around the world and reveal the diversity of the SIUC campus.


To promote communication, a sense of belonging, and meaningful interconnectedness among international and American students of the SIU Carbondale community for the purpose of intercultural awareness, academic achievement, and intercultural friendship and collaboration.