President’s Message on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Dear Southern Oregon University community,
I want all people on our campus – whether they are students, employees or visitors – to experience Southern Oregon University as a welcoming, secure environment. We must not be complacent in striving toward that goal. It is ongoing work, and we must remember that the job is never finished. Our campus prioritized this work in 2018 when we adopted a strategic plan with this key strategic direction: SOU will create a diverse, equitable, inclusive community where learners flourish. This work remains essential to our campus community. We must reassure each member of our community that they are valued and supported, and we must strive to create and maintain a culturally competent campus that actively models inclusive excellence. Let us redouble our efforts to create the community we all envision SOU to be.
Linda Schott President
Southern Oregon University