University Policies and Code of Student Conduct
These documents describe student policies at Southern Oregon University (SOU).
The Code of Student Conduct describes student rights, responsibilities, disciplinary and grievance procedures.
See also the Oregon Administrative Rule pertaining to this policy.
SOU is committed to promoting an environment that supports the health and well-being of every member of the campus community. Because drug and alcohol abuse can seriously impair personal and academic functioning, the University helps campus members make responsible decisions about drugs and alcohol.
SOU's Information Technology Department outlines acceptable use for SOU computer systems.
Southern Oregon University prohibits discrimination in any educational program or service or in any phase of employment at the University.
Incidental fee guidelines and procedures defined in Oregon University System Oregon Administrative Rule 580-010-0090.
All students entering Southern Oregon University who are registered for 9 or more credits must provide proof of immunity to rubeola (hard measles) to the Student Health and Wellness Center.
Any SOU employee or student who is required by law to register as a sex offender is expected to comply with all reporting and registration requirements under applicable state and federal laws. Individuals are expected to self-report to SOU Campus Public Safety.
Residence hall regulations and procedures that help insure a pleasant, secure, and equitable standard of living in the residence halls.
SOU wants to build a safe campus community and an environment that encourages victims of sexual assault to report incidents to campus and local law enforcement and to seek assistance in these difficult situations.
This statement defines the request and use of your social security number.
Your SOU student e-mail account is a primary means of University communication covering a range of topics such as classes, events, opportunities, scholarships, exchange programs, emergency notices and important university business, including billing for university charges, account purge notices, changes in computer labs, etc. Be sure to read your e-mail; you are responsible for information communicated to you this way.
SOU student records requirements are defined in OAR 573-075 beginning at 573-075-0120.
The Student Right-To-Know website provides a one-stop source of information important to the Southern Oregon University community.
Severe weather conditions, especially during winter, may disrupt classes or daily work operations. In the event of extreme or inclement weather, you may confirm that the University will be open after 6 a.m. by checking the Southern Oregon University website for updates on weather-related information at the Ashland and Medford Campuses. If you do not have access to a computer, you may also call 541-552-7672 for Ashland campus information or 541-552-8100 for the Medford Campus to hear recorded messages regarding possible closures.