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Southern University and A&M College

Educational Resources

Libraries

Archives: Ex-Slave Reports (Slave Narratives); Archives: Southern University Presidential Papers; Camille S. Shade African American Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 807,728 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,689 current serial subscriptions.
  • 730,781 microforms.
  • 44,568 Audio/Visual items.
  • 35,175 e-books.

Museums & Art

Southern University Museum of Art; Frank Hayden Black Heritage Museum; Southern University Archives and Information Center; Site of the original Baton Rouge Red Stick, which is the location for the founding of Baton Rouge at Scotts Bluff on the bank of the Mississippi River, on the Southern University Campus at Baton Rouge; Nettervile Drive, which runs the Mississippi river front of the Southern University Baton Rouge Campus has been designated as a Historical District.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 1 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 95 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 4 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,015 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance

Remedial

math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 34% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 0% of housing units are Singles.
  • 86% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 14% of housing units are Triples.
  • 0% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 14 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 29% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 66% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Founders' Day, Career Day, Homecoming
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 79 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Alpha Honor Society (Social Work), Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. (Psi Phi Beta Chapter, Nursing), Honors Student Association, LA Epsilon Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society, Inc. , Psi Chi (The National Honor Society in Psychology), Sigma Alpha Lambda (National Leadership and Honors Society)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Muslim Student Organization, Nation of Islam Student Association, Committed to Christ, 220 Power Ministries, Catholic Student Club, Centras Christian Dance Team, Chosen Generation Campus Ministry, Full Gospel Fellowship Outreach Ministry, Love Alive Christian Fellowship, New Season Ministries, Fire Keepers Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) National Association for Black Accounts (NABA); National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ); National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS); Minority Association of Pre Health Students (MAPS); Indian Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Acae't Modeling Troupe, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , American Institute of Architecture Students, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association for Women Students, College Democrats, College Republicans, Collegiane 100 Black Men, Creative Arts Society, Criminal Justice Club, Dance Factory, Designers of Tomorrow, Fine Intelligent Real Men, French Club, Georgia 285, Health and Physical Education Club, Hip-Hop Nation, Institute of Management Accounts, House Party Productions, International Relations Club, Jaguar Gold Dancers, JNO G Lewis Jr Lodge #261, Jump Start Public Relations, Lacumba Players, Leaders of America, Marketing Club, Math Club, Men's Federation, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, Mu Phi Epsilon, National Association for Black Accountants, National Association of Black Journalist, Omega Tau Pi Community Service Organization, Operation Big Vote, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. , Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pre-law Society, Radical Dancers, SGA Freshman Class, SGA Junior Class, SGA Sophomore Class, SGA Senior Class, Sigma Alpha Iota, Sigma Omega Delta Social Service, Smith-Brown Memorial Union Look Dancers, Social Work Action Club, Spanish Club, Speech Pathology and Audiology Club, Student Government Association, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, SU Chapter of Thurgood Marshall Club of America, SU Graduate School Association
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Southern Digest (two per week)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): New Orleans, LA (80), Baton Rouge, LA (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Hammond, LA (46)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Baton Rouge, LA (8)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 61% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 4,400
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 5 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 1% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Louisiana State University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited

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