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.


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.