The Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement

The Southern University System established the Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (CUSA) with funding from the State of Louisiana and other sources to reverse the trend of fewer African American males graduating from college while also increasing the number of male classroom teachers in urban settings.

The program recruits seniors from New Orleans area high schools to received support and resources to complete their college education at the Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). Each candidate agrees that, in return for the support and resources invested in him, he will serve at least two years as a local classroom teacher.


The total enrollment at SUNO has grown every year since Hurricane Katrina. Despite projections that the University's enrollment would only reach between 1,200 and 1,500 students in the spring of 2006, more than 2,000 students returned to campus. SUNO's current enrollment is 2,704 students.