SIU Homecoming Royalty Competition is a long-celebrated tradition at SIU. Candidates must submit a detailed application, resume, and reference letter and then be interviewed. Once chosen for the court by a panel of judges, candidates must campaign on campus for their fellow Saluki votes. Royalty will be announced on the 50-yard line during halftime of the SIU Homecoming Football game.
Voting extends from 8:00 a.m. Monday, October 11 through 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14. Visit MyCourses to vote for your favorite candidates.
View the 2021 Homecoming Royalty candidates below!
This year the competition will have a few changes:
Saluki Royalty Guidelines
- 10 finalists will be chosen for Homecoming Court, 2 Saluki Royalty will be crowned
- All students who apply will be considered for the 10 court finalists, regardless of gender identity
- 2 students will be crowned as Saluki Royalty
- 10 finalists chosen by an interview committee
- Saluki Royalty voted on by student body on D2L
- Undergraduate students only
- Must be at least junior status with 56 credit hours completed
- At least 12 of those hours must be from SIUC
- Must have at least a 2.5 GPA
- This includes SIUC GPA and accepted transfer credits / GPA
- Must be in good academic and judicial standing with SIUC
- Must complete the full application packet
- Students are not eligible if they have previously served on the Homecoming Court
- Students are not eligible if they are currently serving on the Student Programming Council