Welcome to Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah — a Sanctuary, tucked in between five breathtaking national parks — where Learning Lives Forever. And, indeed it does, as what you learn and experience while obtaining your degree will affect you — and those around you — for the rest of your life.
SUU was launched 108 years ago. The story of how this institution began is inspirational; I encourage you to read our fascinating History. The spirit of the founders of SUU remains evident even on today's campus, in our employees and in our students. I believe you will find on a daily basis that we are sincere in keeping the student as our first priority in all that we do.
SUU's website is full of information to help you in acquiring all that you need to embark on this exciting phase of your education, and your life. Explore the numerous and diverse majors offered through our six outstanding colleges and schools which are possessive of a selection of reputable accreditations. Particular to SUU and our proximity are our niche degree programs, including but not limited to the exciting outdoor recreation in parks and tourism and the marketable integrated engineering curricula. We also offer six graduate programs — the two most recent being a Master in Professional Communication and Master in Forensics Science.
At SUU, we're interested in contributing to your character as well as your intellect. Besides the excellent personalized training you will receive in the classroom with a 19:1 student/faculty ratio, we have some of the most enriching, extracurricular activities, including a roster of nearly 100 clubs and organizations, the Utah Summer Games and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. SUU is the region's cultural center.
For all of these reasons, and many more, a degree from SUU is a valuable investment in your future. Our graduates enjoy a 94 percent job placement rate, and 87 percent of them are working in the field of their choice. We are driven to fulfill the charge in our Vision Statement — that is, to "promote personalized learning, and academic integrity (to) enable students and graduates to honor thought in all its finest forms and to excel in life."
We look forward to being part of your success!
With warmest regards,
Dr. Michael T. Benson
Photo: President Benson with Regent Marlon Snow, Governor Gary Herbert, and Commissioner Bill Sederburg at the 2009 Thor Thunder Classic Golf Tournament, SUU's annual scholarship fundraiser.