This is our main web, public facing presence. It is likely the first place people go to learn about SOU. As such, we want it to present a good first impression. The target audience is prospective students and their families.
All top level pages are managed by the Marketing department, Department pages are managed by individual departments and questions can be directed to them
The Marketing department provides strategy, branding, and design for the SOU website.
Information Technology assists with the day-to-day page production and support for publishers across campus.
For questions about branding and design contact:
For web assistance contact your Computing Coordinator or:
- Francisco Kuriyama
email@example.com (note, SOU account required)
Joomla Content Management System
To manage the pages we use a content management system called “Joomla”. The design and style of pages are controlled by a templating system and follows the Marketing department’s guidelines. Departments may request an account and training in Joomla to efficiently manage their site. Contact your Computing Coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For help using Joomla visit the Joomla Support page.
How to Report Issues with our public website
Please report all issues with the public website by sending an email to email@example.com
In addition to our public website, IT offers free space for hosting personal websites. Anyone with an SOU account has the option to publish files to webpages.sou.edu.
How do I request access?
No account is needed. A valid SOU network account allows you to upload your files to webpages.sou.edu and your site will be instantly availalbe at: http://webpages.sou.edu/~username, where username is your SOU username. (Ex. http://webpages.sou.edu/~stevensj)
How do I transfer my files from my local computer to webpages?
Any tool that can transfer files in secure mode (ssh,scp,sftp) should work.
WinSCP Instructions (Windows)
Cyberduck (Mac OS X)
For your convenience a MySQL database is provided. For instructions on how to get the login information for MySQL send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Sites is part of the SOU Google Apps Suite and it is another choice available for creating personal websites. It is an excellent beginners choice due to its ease of use. If you need help using Google Sites contact your computer coordinator, or follow the instructions at our How to Create a SOU Google Site website.
Our Campus Events Calendar is available at: https://calendar.sou.edu/MasterCalendar/
If you have any questions about using the Events Calendar please contact one of the calendar managers.
The official SOU Academic Catalog is managed through the Provost office. Please direct questions to: