Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

2024-2025 Catalog


Richard J. Bailey, Jr.
  President of Southern Oregon University
Casey Shillam
  Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Peter Angstadt
  Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration
Janet Fratella
  Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director, SOU Foundation


Southern Oregon University is a regionally engaged learning community committed to being the educational provider of choice for learners throughout their lives.

  • We inspire curiosity and creativity, compel critical thinking, foster discovery, and cultivate bold ideas and actions.
  • We achieve student success, professional preparation, and civic engagement through service excellence, evolving technologies, and innovative curriculum.
  • We foster access, equity, inclusion, and diversity in thought and practice.
  • We prepare our learners to be responsible, engaged citizens in our democracy.
  • We promote economic vitality, sustainability, cultural enrichment, and social well-being in our region, the state, the nation, and the world.


Southern Oregon University will become an inclusive, sustainable university for the future that guides all learners to develop the knowledge, capacities, and audacity to innovate boldly and create lives of purpose.

SOU Values

  • The well-being and success of all learners
  • Critical thinking, discovery, and engaged learning
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Creativity and collaboration
  • Excellence, continuous improvement, and accountability
  • A healthy, safe, and civil campus
  • Economic vitality and environmental sustainability
  • Improving our community, region, and world

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

Click Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement for the university policy on affirmative action/equal employment opportunity, and select Policy FAD .021.