Southern Illinois Salukis Logo

Southern Illinois Salukis Logo
The athletic logo of Southern Illinois University Carbondale has gone through not less than seven modifications during more than 130 years of its existence.

Meaning and history

Southern Illinois Salukis Logo history


The original Southern Illinois Salukis logo (1888-1913) and the following version (1914-1935) featured the interlocking initials of the university. On the first one, they looked by far more elaborate and were hardly legible as a result. The 1936 logo was also purely typographical. While the version introduced in 1951 was dominated by the lettering “SIU,” it depicted a small dog in addition to it.
Since 1964, the dog has been rather prominent on the emblem.