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Outstanding Staff Award

Since 2018, the Outstanding Staff Award annually honors two individuals for their achievements, service, leadership, and dedication to Southern Oregon University. 

Recipients are honored in-person at the annual End of Year Celebration Breakfast.  Each recipient receives a $750 honorarium and glass trophy.  Awardee names are also engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in Churchill Hall.


Distinguished Teaching Award

The Southern Oregon University Distinguished Teaching Award honors SOU faculty for their accomplishments in teaching, engaging and inspiring students, and dedication in serving as a mentor, advisor, and/or role model for students.


Distinguished Service Award

The Southern Oregon University Distinguished Service Award honors SOU Faculty for their service in support of the University's faculty, staff, and students, as well as the larger community (e.g. one's professional discipline or a geographic region (regional, state, national, international, etc...))


Outstanding Leadership Award

The Outstanding Leadership Award recognizes students, staff, and faculty for their amazing contributions, accomplishments, and leadership. Awards are presented at the annual Raider Academy Awards ceremony. Nomination form link -