Diversity & Inclusion
SOU Diversity Programs and Initiatives
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.
National Student Exchange
The National Student Exchange is an opportunity for current SOU students to study at over 100 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Please contact Dean of Students Laura O'Bryon at 541-552-6221 for more information.
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