SUNO’s Preliminary Fall Enrollment Shows a 6% Increase

Preliminary enrollment figures indicate that 2,836 students have enrolled for the 2015 fall semester. This represents a 6 percent increase from the 2,674 students who enrolled in fall 2014. Final enrollment figures will be released next month. The 2,836 students include 215 new freshmen, a 48 percent increase from the fall 2014 figure of 145. With the addition […]

Hurricane Preparedness Plan

Being prepared for emergencies can reduce the fear, panic, and inconvenience that surrounds a disaster. Students are encouraged to be ready to evacuate in the event New Orleans is threatened by a hurricane, by registering with SUNO’s Text Alert System. Email your home or cell phone numbers; and/or up to two email addresses to […]

SUNO to Host Behavioral Health Roundtable

Hurricane Katrina and the 2005 flooding created a catastrophic event that had serious mental health consequences for the people of the New Orleans and surrounding areas.  This traumatic impact is widespread on all those affected, but is particularly burdensome on low income and African American families resulting in unique mental health and disparity issues.  Repeated […]

SUNO Receives Funding to Replace Air-Handling Units

The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget has approved funding for Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) to replace the air-handling units on the second and third floors of the University Center. The project, which has an estimated cost of $179,025, will include the demolition and replacement of chilled water air-conditioning/heating units on the second […]

Ringing Bells Mark Start of ‘Katrina10 SUNO 59′

  Chancellor Victor Ukpolo rings the bell in front of the Bashful Administration Building to mark the start of “Katrina 10 SUNO 59,” the university’s 10-day commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. All of SUNO’s 11 buildings were inundated with water as the result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The students, faculty and […]

Lt. Gen. Honoré to Deliver 4th Annual Welcome Address

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will deliver his fourth annual keynote address to the young men enrolled in the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Achievement Saturday, Aug. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Business & Public Administration Lecture Hall on the campus of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). The Honoré Center […]

Miss SUNO Named Official Host Ambassador for KATRINA10 Art Exhibit

Myeisha Keith, Miss SUNO 2015-2016, has been named the official host ambassador for one of the city’s official Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary commemoration events. “THE MEDIA IGNORES US: A Human Art Exhibit” is scheduled  Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Crescent City Boxing Club, 3101 Erato St., New Orleans, LA 70125. The event will honor African American […]

Buffalo Soldiers Began in New Orleans

The 9th Calvary Regiment of the Buffalo Soldiers began in New Orleans in 1866, according to panelists who presented the history of the soldiers at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 in the College of Business & Public Administration Auditorium on SUNO’s Lake Campus. “The 9th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers are Louisiana’s very own,” said John Anderson, […]

FEMA awards SUNO an additional $82 million in Disaster Recovery Grants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) an additional $82 million in disaster recovery grants, as announced by U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond Thursday, July 23. The funding will allow SUNO to construct four new buildings—two on its Lake Campus and two on its Park Campus.   The two […]

Chancellor Ukpolo Responds to articles

This letter is written in response to a series of recent articles published on the website and in The Times-Picayune.  SUNO faced the same challenges as many of New Orleans’s citizens in rebuilding post-Katrina.  Thousands of displaced citizens were dependent upon the university’s recovery as a pathway to their own individual return to the […]