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Sustaining environmental stewardship, education, and altruism throughout southern Illinois

The SIU Beautify Southern Illinois Student Alliance RSO voted at its February17, 2017 meeting to MERGE INTO the Students Embracing Nature, Sustainability and the Environment (SENSE) RSO effective the end of the Spring '17 semester. We encourage all BSISA members to join SENSE! SIU students may access the SENSE RSO site here: and SENSE’s Facebook page:

I have served as BSISA's Advisor since our inception October 2003. I announced that I plan to retire from SIU on June 30, 2017 which began the discussion of whether to merge with another RSO or find a new Advisor. BSISA decided the best option would be to merge into SENSE, which is a very like-minded RSO.

I want to say THANK YOU to all of the students who have served as officers and members of BSISA. We have accomplished a great deal since our founding and I am sure BSISA's merger into SENSE will continue the great work of BSISA! I will greatly miss working with such wonderful student-leaders in the role as advisor. You will however run into me at volunteer events in support of our beautiful southern Illinois region!

It is our intention to keep the web site so that we maintain the existence of pages highlighting past years and to keep the calendar active.


Paul Restivo, BSISA Advisor