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Cause Magazine • Special University Supplement Outstanding Schools, Colleges and Universities Southern Oregon University


SOU is committed to : •A challenging and practical liberal arts and sciences education


centered on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement


FIND YOUR INSPIRATION


Southern Oregon University is a four-year public university specializing in liberal arts, sciences, and select graduate and pro- fessional programs. A rich liberal arts and sciences curriculum is balanced with career-focused preparation. Offerings include 100 areas of study, including 35 majors.


Southern Oregon


Your Challenges At Southern Oregon University, you will be treated as an individual. Your professors will become both mentors and friends. Whether collaborating on research or just hanging out, our students and faculty are partners in learning. Every class here is taught by a faculty member—never a graduate student. Small class


sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow you to connect with your professors in more profound and lasting ways. SOU will challenge you to become the person you wish to be. From the academic rigors


University was recently chosen by the New York Times as one of twenty "hidden gems" in higher education.


SOU has a small college feel, with university amenities.


With smaller classes and individual attention from faculty, you won’t be a number at Southern Oregon University. This univer- sity specializes in a strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum balanced with career-focused preparation. SOU is committed to making the educational experience unique and enriching for all students. SOU is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.


of the classroom to hundreds of extracurricular options, you’ll have the freedom to create a rich and balanced life for yourself.


Your Connections SOU students are engaged citizens. By getting involved in the community, you can make a difference in your own life and the lives of others. Local organizations love our students and are eager to offer internships. Study abroad


opportunities can also train you to think critically and adapt to different cultures. Tese experiences will give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce.


Your Originality and Creativity Get inspired. Be original. Southern Oregon University encourages you to practice your intellectual creativity. Southern Oregon University’s strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum is balanced


A personalized learning experience awaits you at SOU.


Faculty are accessible and small class sizes enrich the learning environment. Outside the classroom, opportunities for civic engagement, internships, and practicum experiences allow stu- dents to visualize their future. Success at Southern, a TRiO Student Support Services


with career-focused preparation. Unlike larger institutions, SOU offers unique opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research, publications, and creative projects. Our students co-author papers with their professors, write grants, and conduct research that impacts the community.


Your Culture and Environment Here, you will find a safe, supportive community in a spectacularly beautiful setting. Situated at the convergence of the Cascade, Coast, and Siskiyou mountain ranges, this distinctive bioregion features the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument; Crater Lake National Park; and the Rogue, Umpqua, Klamath, and Illinois Rivers. With more than a hundred clubs, organizations, and intercollegiate and intramural sports to choose from, it’s no surprise our students get so involved!


800-482-7672 SOU.EDU/CAUSE


Program, 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 bachelors degree in a timely manner.


Your Team Sports fan? Check out Southern Oregon University’s nationally ranked varsity teams. Our athlete-scholars win All-American honors, excelling in the classroom and on the field. For details on upcoming games, visit souraiders.com.


More sites to learn about your Southern Oregon University:


The University Studies general education program is a pathway to the foundational skills and the intellectual develop- ment needed to prepare you for an enlightened, productive life in a dynamic, complex world.


Theatre Arts sou.edu/theatre Music sou.edu/music Chamber Music Concerts sou.edu/cmc Schneider Museum of Art sou.edu/sma Lenn and Dixie Hannon Library hanlib.sou.edu Osher Lifelong Learning Institute sou.edu/olli


SOU’s main campus is located in beautiful Ashland, Oregon, an ideal college town with its own rich heritage of cul- ture and outdoor activities that complement life on campus.


OUTST ANDING People. Programs. Place.


For more information go to www.sou.edu


•Academic programs, partnerships, public service, outreach, sustainable practices, and economic development activities that address regional needs such as health and human services, business, and education


•Outstanding programs that draw on and enrich our unique arts community and bioregion.


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