The University’s mission is to “empower and promote the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and nontraditional students through quality academic programs and service to achieve excellence in higher education."

Students and faculty are encouraged to help create a thriving academic environment at SUNO. 


SUNO Athletics accomplished a national championship “three-peat” in the 1970’s. As an NCAA Division III program, the SUNO Knights Outdoor Track & Field team won National Championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977. The Lady Knights won the NAIA National Championships in both Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field in 1995 and 1997. Those seven national titles gives SUNO the second most in the state of Louisiana.