This is apparently still a thing, even though many major universities have decided against it.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports:

SIU president: Potential ‘sanctuary’ designation would be systemwide

Any decision to designate Southern Illinois University campuses as “sanctuary campuses” would be “consistent across the system,” President Randy Dunn told the Board of Trustees this month.

Two Carbondale student groups have asked university administrators to designate all three university campuses as “formal sanctuaries” for undocumented students. The university system includes campuses in Edwardsville, Carbondale and Springfield. In a letter, the students asked administrators to adopt policies that protect students enrolled through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, undocumented students and others who might be at risk of losing their documented status.

The Southern Illinoisan reported that the students are afraid President-elect Donald Trump will put his campaign rhetoric on immigration into practice. The students groups said in their letter that they fear loss of legal status and deportation for foreign students.