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Darby A. Smith crowned as the 88th Miss Southern University
September 26, 2018
Always a special Homecoming tradition, the 88th Miss Southern University, Darby A. Smith, was crowned at her coronation this past Wednesday in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. The theme for this year’s coronation was “The Empire’s New Reign.”
State Rep. Ted James to lead Southern University's Homecoming parade
September 26, 2018
State Rep. Edward “Ted” James is the grand marshal for Southern University’s Homecoming parade. James is an alumnus of Southern University Baton Rouge and Southern University Law Center. A Baton Rouge native and McKinnley High School alumnus, James serves in the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 101 in East Baton Rouge Parish. He was first elected in 2011.
Southern University’s fall undergraduate enrollment continues upward trend
September 25, 2018
Southern University Baton Rouge today officially announced a 7 percent increase in first-time freshmen, totaling 1,328. This is the second year that the University has significantly increased its incoming freshman count, exceeding even the 20 percent increase attained during the fall 2017 semester.
Homecoming Week 2018 full of fun, fellowship and football
September 21, 2018
Southern University will hold its annual Homecoming events Sept. 23-29 on campus and around the city. Events include concerts, community service and alumni networking.
Three Southern University System students chosen as 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars
September 17, 2018
Recently, three Southern University System students were selected as 2018 HBCU Competitive Scholars through the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Southern University Police Department selected for training from USDOJ policing program
September 14, 2018
Southern University Police Department has been selected to receive technical assistance training from The Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance (CRI-TA) by the Community Oriented Policing Services through the United State Department of Justice.
Southern University and Entergy announce $2 Million Engineering Education Initiative
September 10, 2018
Entergy has partnered with Southern University to further support their mutual commitment to developing engineering talent for the future. A $2 million grant to Southern University from Entergy and the Entergy Charitable Foundation will support classroom and lab infrastructure improvements, as well as curriculum and faculty professional development for the university’s engineering program
SU Nelson Mandela College hosts celebrity bowling tournament
September 09, 2018
The Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences is set to host a Celebrity Bowling Tournament on September 14, 21, and 28 at Circle Bowl in Baton Rouge. Proceeds for the tournament go to help establish scholarships for the college. The featured celebrity is local radio personality, LaTangela Sherman.
Jaguar Athletics kicks off Pete Richardson Classic with annual Extravaganza
September 09, 2018
Legendary R&B music group Midnight Starr headlines an exciting celebration as Southern University Athletics honors legendary head coach Pete Richardson at the second annual SU Football Kickoff Extravaganza on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
Southern University partners with Mayor, Baton Rouge institutions in launching Capital Area Promise initiative
September 06, 2018
Leaders of Baton Rouge’s four largest education institutions are launching a new initiative to create more college and career pathways for students in the city and surrounding communities. The “Capital Area Promise” will connect several existing programs from each institution for a more cohesive impact on the Greater Baton Rouge area.

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