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Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)

Today, SUNO serves as a beacon for those looking for educational advancement in an environment that provides the personal attention students need for success.


On September 21, 1959, SUNO opened its doors on a 17-acre site located in historic Pontchartrain Park, a subdivision of primarily African American single-family residents in eastern New Orleans.


Established as an open community of learners, classes began with 158 freshmen, one building and a motivated faculty of 15. The University offered 10 courses in four academic disciplines: Humanities, Science, Social Science and Commerce.


The Office of Career Counseling and Placement provides information for individuals seeking help with career decisions.

The office provides individual counseling sessions and referrals to SUNO students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In addition, the office sponsors activities, programs, and workshops for people seeking career advancement opportunities.

Student services

The Office of Student Affairs develops programs and services that foster a sense of community, ensure a respectful and inclusive environment and enrich the overall student experience.

Housing services

  • A comfortable, furnished room with a bed, desk, desk chair, wardrobe/closet.

Library services

The Library participates in the Louisiana Library Network Consortium (LOUIS). LOUIS is a cooperative lending program between the public university libraries in the state of Louisiana.

ICT services

  • The Technology component of Southern University consists of three departments: E-Learning, Information Technology Center (ITC) and Satellite Telecommunications.
  • Services include voice, data, telecommunications, e-mail, Banner, computer labs, Moodle and Web services to name a few. 
  • Free access to wireless and/or hard-wired internet service.
  • FreeCox cable television.

Campus life

  • Park Campus
  • Lake Campus
  • Student Housing Complex
  • Free laundry machines in every residential apartment
  • Free Campus Shuttle service to connect you with local communities, shopping, and entertainment.
  • Close proximity to classrooms, library, Student Recreation, and Fitness Center, and dining pods located throughout campus.

Sports facilities

  • This facility serves as the home court for SUNO Basketball and Volleyball. The size of the facility invites an atmosphere ideal for fun, energetic basketball as well as other court-based sports.
  • Basketball arena
  • Tennis courts

Student clubs

  • Phi Beta Lambda
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • psi Chi the International Honor Society in
  • Psychology
  • Psychology Club
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Upsilon)
  • Student Advocacy Committee (SAC)
  • Students for Prevention & Education of SUBA
  • (SPESA)
  • Students of Social Work Association - BSW
  • Students of Social Work (SOS) Association - MSW

Southern University at New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor, and Masters degrees. 

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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