Southern Oregon University Youth Programs has been recognized on two occasions with international awards for our ACADEMIA LATINA residential program for Latino youth. This rapidly expanding program will be entering its seventeenth year in 2017.

ACADEMIA LATINA was awarded the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators "Exemplary Program Award 2004" for non-credit programs. WASSA is an organization that represents the western United States, western Canada, and Mexico.

In addition, we received the North American Association of Summer Sessions "Creative and Innovative Program Award for the Most Outstanding Non-Credit Program 2004." NAASS is an association of deans and directors of college and university summer programs located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.