Southern University adheres to the spirit of its function as a 1890 land-grant institution. Comprising three campuses that make up the nation's only historically black university system, we offer a world of opportunity for more than 10,000 students (17,000 students in the entire system). Our growth appeals to and touches the live of people in an ever-widening circle of communities from around the globe. The University offers programs of study ranging from associate degree to doctoral and professional degrees.

The University is one of the most beautiful university sites in the South. The Baton Rouge campus is located on Scott's Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the City of Baton Rouge. The campus encompasses 512 acres, with an experimental station on an additional 372-acre site, located five miles north of the main campus.

Southern: "Higher Standards for Higher Goals."

President-Chancellor:  Dr. Ray L. Benton

Athletic Department Phone: 225-771-5930
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Director of Athletics: Dr. William Broussard
Compliance Coordinator: Trayvean Scott
Faculty Rep.: TBA
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations: Christopher Jones
Senior Woman Administrator: Pam Smith