Diversity & Inclusion
SOU Diversity Programs and Initiatives
Academia Latina is a week long summer program for Latino Students who have completed 7, 8, and 9th grades. Students who participate in this program are exposed to the University setting and learn more about the possibilities of going to College. For more information, click here.
Latino Family Day or Dia Familiar is a program for Latino High School Students and their families to understand the college admission process, specific to Southern Oregon University. Participants will engage in campus tours, sessions on admission, financial aid/scholarships, and essay writing, as well as have their questions answered through a student and faculty panel.
Pirates to Raiders is a new initiative working with 8th grade Hispanic students in the Phoenix Talent School District. This program fosters a partnership with the students, their families, the school district and Southern Oregon University to work with students from 8th through completion of High School to lead to admission at SOU. For more information in english click here, in spanish click here.
Cesar Chavez Leadership Conference This year Southern Oregon University in partnership with several local entities is piloting a one day Leadership Conference for the Latino high school students. Students will address contemporary issues and educational opportunities beyond high school as well as attend workshops on leadership and community engagement.
Succeed @ Southern Preview Weekend is a program geared at prospective students, who have traditionally been underrepresented at SOU. During the Succeed @ Southern Preview Weekend, participants will have the opportunity to meet with supportive faculty and staff that are dedicated to making college accessible to first generation, low-income and multicultural students. They will learn about financial aid, degree programs, and resources available to Southern to aid them in successful graduation. They will also have the opportunity to apply during the program with the option of an application fee waiver.
Konoway Nika Tillicum (‘All My Relations’ in Chinook Jargon) is an academic and cultural support program for Native American Students who have completed grades 6-12. Konoway is a year –long academic monitoring program culminating in a residential 8-day academy for 40 Native youth. For more information, please click here.