While Southern has shifted to online classes and telecommuting for most staff due to the coronavirus pandemic, the heart and soul of the university remain intact.

In spite of the challenges many of us are facing with the transition to a virtual environment, members of the university community are remaining true to our social justice mission by stepping up to help those in need. Whether it’s collecting personal protective equipment (PPE) from our labs and clinics for those on the front lines; donating food to local soup kitchens; creating reusable PPE for healthcare workers; caring for COVID-19 patients in emergency rooms; converting Moore Field House into a field hospital; or raising funds so that our most vulnerable Owls have the resources they need to complete their degrees — Southern’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni continue to reach out in service and generosity.

We are #SouthernStrong.


To entertain, inspire, uplift, and comfort members of the Southern community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we present SouthernShares, a series of video performances and presentations by faculty, students, staff, and other members of the Southern family.

SouthernStrong Awards

Southern Strong Awards

To recognize and celebrate members of the Southern community who are stepping up during the pandemic crisis, The President’s Recognition Committee introduces the SouthernStrong Awards.

Our Heroes

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These brave professionals are among the hundreds of Southern alumni serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential healthcare and social services to our neighbors and loved ones in communities throughout our state and region.


University News

Southern students, faculty, staff, and alumni are addressing the many challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.