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Copyright and Permissible Use

Please view the Author Rights and Terms of Use page for information pertaining to your rights as a contributor, and guidelines regarding permissible use of content in The Keep.

Graduate Students

Use this form to upload your thesis to the Keep:

Deposit Your Thesis You will be prompted to log in first.

Faculty and Staff

Use this form to submit work to The Keep:

Submit Your Work You will be prompted to log in first.

Learn more about The Keep services and features, including journal/event hosting, data storage, and more:
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Submit a Paper or Proposal to a Journal or Event

Please see submission guidelines for each journal/event before submitting the online form.


Student Scholars Selfies - Use this QR Code to upload your selfie photo doing lab work, research, or creative activities like artwork, sculpture, or music and theatrical performances

Student Selfies QR Code

Or, select the collection to submit your paper, poster, or photos to:



You can add your photos that document events sponsored by Residence Hall Associations, Living & Learning Communities, Greek Organizations, Registered Student Organizations, and more. If you don’t see an appropriate collection below, please contact to request a collection page for your organization.

Alumni and Community Members

We welcome and encourage submissions from our EIU alumni and community members, particularly in the areas of digital photos of aspects of EIU life such as former professors, student organization events, and campus buildings and history.

People or corporate entities that are not directly employed by EIU may contribute to The Keep if one of the following criteria is met:

  • Contributor is an alumnus of EIU and wishes to contribute documents, photos, audio recordings, videos, or more, that is appropriate to EIU archival collections or which provides a historical record of an aspect of EIU history and campus life
  • Content was created collaboratively with a current EIU student, staff, or faculty member at the time of submission, and the EIU collaborator sponsors the submission to The Keep
  • Content was created for a conference, event, or scholarly meeting hosted at or sponsored by EIU, or via a hosted conference site associated with The Keep, and for which there is an existing collection of materials in The Keep
  • Content was commissioned, distributed, or published by an EIU office, center, department, college, or unit
  • Content was added as part of an approved collection

Please fill in this simple request form, and an administrator will be in contact with you to discuss the content you'd like to contribute.