SOU Diversity Programs and Initiatives
September 24, 2015
SOU Connections is a half-day experience that has been created to help connect underrepresented first year students to each other and to underrepresented upper-class students. The program will introduce you to the array of resources available across campus aimed at promoting your success at Southern Oregon University.
Students who participate in the SOU Connections Program will:
- Have fun while connecting with new friends and peers
- Receive support by learning about academic strategies for success
- Explore resources and local popular spots both on campus and in the Ashland Community
All students who participate in the SOU Connections program will be paired with a First Year Mentor.
Interested in SOU Connections? Sign up for this program by clicking the following, SOU Connections Application.
The SOU Diversity Scholarship is a fee remission scholarship open to new and continuing students who demonstrate academic excellence, are willing to contribute to the Southern Oregon University's diversity through community involvement and cultural sharing, and/or a range of interests including leadership roles and extracurricular activities. For more information on the requirements and how to apply for the scholarship, please visit the SOU Foundations Scholarships.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established in 1989 to increase the number of students from underrepresented segments of society in doctoral programs, and thus increase representation of these groups in higher education. In October 2003 Southern Oregon University received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this program. For more Information on this program, please visit the SOU McNair Program.
Success at Southern
Success at Southern is a TRiO Student Support Services Program, which is committed to increasing the college retention and graduation rates of eligible participants. By providing a variety of services to meet students' needs, we assist eligible participants in clarifying their goals, succeeding academically in their chosen program of study, and graduating with a bachelor's degree in a timely manner. For more information on this program, please visit Success at Southern.
Disability Resources provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities and acts as a resource to all of SOU in creating an inclusive and accessible learning environment. For more information, please visit Disability Resources.
The Office of International Programs is at the heart of SOU’s commitment of international teaching and learning. Each year, SOU hosts international students and scholars from dozens of countries, and sends dozens of students overseas for study abroad programs. For more information, please visit the Office of International Programs.
Clubs and Organizations
For more information about meeting times for any of the identity-based clubs or organization, please visit the Multicultural Resource Center in Stevenson Union 301.
Latino Student Union (LSU)
Black Student Union (BSU)
Ho’Opa’a Hawaiian Student Union
Native American Student Union (NASU)
International Student Association
Pan-Asian Student Union
Gender and Sexuality Union
External Resources for Students