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Southern Oregon University

These pages contain information about resources that are available to you, and detail policies and procedures that you are expected to follow as a student at Southern Oregon University.


My SOU ( is your one-stop portal for accessing important student systems. If you have not already activated your network account, see these activation instructions to obtain your network user name and password for logging into My SOU.

Besides providing links for campus communications and social networking opportunities, My SOU gives you access to:

  • SISWeb — to register for courses, pay your tuition, see your grades, request a transcript, etc.
  • Gmail — to send and receive your student email
  • Moodle — to access your online course materials
  • OwnCloud — to upload and download files to your personal ("P") drive from any computer

Note: If links from My SOU are not working, you can access any of these programs at


SOU Email

You are responsible for information communicated to you through your SOU email account, so be sure to check it frequently.

  • GmailYour instructors will use your SOU email account for all course-related communication.
  • Your SOU student e-mail account is the primary means of University communication covering a range of topics such as emergency notices, billing for university charges, account purge notices, etc.
  • To check your SOU email account, log into My SOU and click on the GMail button along the top of the page.
  • If you wish, you can set your student email account to automatically forward messages to another address by following these instructions.
  • When sending messages or replying to your instructor, be sure to follow any relevant instructions. You instructor may require that you send messages from your SOU student email account and/or that you include your name and course title in the subject line.
  • If you have difficulty accessing your Gmail account, submit a ticket at or contact the Help Desk at (541) 552-6900 or


Student Services

Two students working on laptopsWhether you are taking courses online or on campus, resources are available to help you succeed in your courses. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. This list of student resources will help you identify the best place to go for assistance.

Academic Policies

raider-hawk-solo-300pxwideThe Office of Student Support and Intervention's home page contains links to the Code of Student Conduct, grievance procedures, and other information important to you as an SOU student. You are expected to read and follow these policies and procedures.