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Southern Oregon University

Welcome to SOU

President Mary Cullinan, in front of Churchill Hall

Southern Oregon University is an extraordinary place. Our faculty and staff connect with our students. Our academic programs create dynamic environments that engage students in learning. Our strong commitment to each student ensures that programs are both academically challenging and personally supportive.

SOU fills a unique niche in the West. As a public institution, we’re committed to affordability and access. However, we also offer a liberal arts curriculum that you would expect to find at a private college. And, as a university, SOU provides an array of undergraduate and graduate programs designed to meet the professional workforce needs of our region and our state.

I urge you to navigate through this site and learn more about SOU. If you visit our beautiful campus in Ashland or the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in Medford, you will see for yourself why SOU is truly the public liberal arts university of the West.

Mary Cullinan



Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.—W. B. Yeats

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