Upward Bound

Upward Bound is an academic preparatory program for high school students. The goals and objectives center on providing high school students with the skills necessary to successfully complete high school and successfully enroll in and graduate from a post-secondary educational program.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound was created as a result of the Higher Education Act of 1964. The primary objective of the act was to provide equal access to education.

SUNO Upward Bound Program has assisted students from across the Metropolitan area of New Orleans since 1972. The main office is located in the Lake Campus Multi-Purpose Complex.

Upward Bound Application

Summer Food Service Program Release

Program Activities

  • Academic Classes/Tutoring
  • Educational & Cultural Trips
  • Campus Social/Recreational Events
  • College Tours
  • Summer Work Study Program
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Early Start Program

Program Components

Academic-Year Component


Summer Component


Summer Bridge Component

June– July


Foy, Ava 
Program Coordinator, Upward Bound 
LCMC 224 

Jackson, Crystal 
Information Manager, Information Technology Center 

Phillips, Morkeith 
Academic Advisor / Intervention Specialist 
LCMC 223 


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.