The SOU Distance Education Center is committed to expanding the University's programs to provide students with increased access to high-quality educational experiences using online delivery tools.
We support faculty in the design, development, and delivery of online courses. We also provide workshops and training materials to ensure faculty and students are successful in teaching and learning online.
The Distance Education Center is located in Room 321 of Hannon Library. We welcome your visit, call, or email about how we can better support your work as an online instructor or student.
Notice to Online Students
Authorization for Out-of-State Course Delivery
Recently enacted federal regulations limit Southern Oregon University's ability to offer online opportunities to out-of-state students. SOU is currently working to comply with the appropriate regulations in states which regulate the delivery of distance education. Due to high annual fees associated with maintaining compliance in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, SOU is not able to accept registrations or applications for online classes or programs from students who reside in these states.
In compliance with USDOE regulations, current and prospective students can find information about state authorization status and complaint processes here.