Have you ever wondered why the Salukis have such a great home field advantage? The 710 Bookstore Dawg Pound is why. Our bark is heard throughout Saluki Stadium and SIU arena, making SIU one of the most intimidating places to play. As the students of Southern Illinois University, we support our Salukis year round in every sport. We stand and cheer on our team, win or lose. We are the Dawg Pound.
The 710 Bookstore Dawg Pound is a student-based organization that strives to spread Saluki Pride by increasing student awareness and attendance for all Saluki Athletic programs by working with Saluki Athletics to promote athletic events, as well as enhance the in game atmosphere. The Dawg Pound creates an intimidating atmosphere while promoting good sportsmanship at all Saluki Athletic events.
The Dawg Pound is the largest student organization on campus with over 1,000 students involved with school spirit initiatives on campus. The organization is run by a five person board that works very closely with Saluki Athletics (primarily the marketing staff) to ensure the students' voices are being heard. Members receive the official Dawg Pound Under Armour® t-shirt. The t-shirt entitles students to discounts and specials at participating local establishments. Throughout the year Dawg Pound members will be eligible to win exclusive prizes just for being a member. Dawg Pound members also receive invitations to exclusive events during the year and have reserved seating at all home sporting events. Experience something you'll always remember, join the Dawg Pound today!
Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers about the Dawg Pound.
1. How do I join the Dawg Pound?
You can join the Dawg Pound by filling out the form on our website and bringing it to the Athletic Department (Lingle Hall 127).
2. What is the Dawg Pound?
The 710 Bookstore Dawg Pound is a student-based organization that strives to spread Saluki Pride by increasing student awareness and attendance for all Saluki Athletic programs by working with Saluki Athletics to promote athletic events, as well as enhance the in game atmosphere.
3. What are the benefits of being a Dawg Pound Member?
Benefits include free admission to all home athletic events, reserved seating at events in a general admission student section, official Dawg Pound t-shirt, invitations to members' only events during the year: pre-game events, meet and greets with the teams, away games, watch parties, and more.
For more information regarding the Saluki Dawg Pound please contact 618.453.1803.