When spring arrives each year at Southern Oregon University, the cherry trees burst into pillows of pink and white flowers. Hearty rhododendron flowers blossom into magnificent colors. Tulips, daffodils, and crocus awake in vast numbers and drape the landscape in classic beauty.

Spring is a time of hope and renewal.

Similarly, when our students step onto the SOU campus, they are brimming with hope and that sense of renewal—ready to embrace the possible. They join a community of caring, one that is devoted to lifting them up and helping them to fulfill their dreams.

Creating community is part of SOU’s DNA. We support students wherever we can. Kindness, care, compassion, courage and patience are at the heart of who we are. Your generous support of SOU acknowledges this and demonstrates the power of the Raider community.

We know from national data that SOU students thrive and perform above the national average on many metrics. Our graduation rate tracks with the national average, and nearly 70% of our students are working in their chosen field of study — a full 11 percentage points above the national average.

An SOU education translates into a successful career and a life of purpose.

Your gift today supports our promising students as well as our outstanding faculty and academic and athletic programs. You provide an avenue for us to embrace opportunities as they arise, and in doing so are an integral part of advancing SOU’s mission.

Please join in supporting Southern Oregon University by making a gift today.