Southern University System

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Southern University System
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Established 1974 (by the Louisiana State Constitution)[1]
Chairman Leon Tarver
President Ray L. Belton
Students 15,000 (system wide)
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
30°31′29″N 91°11′24″W / 30.524674°N 91.190034°W / 30.524674; -91.190034Coordinates: 30°31′29″N 91°11′24″W / 30.524674°N 91.190034°W / 30.524674; -91.190034

The Southern University System is a system of universities in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its headquarters are at the Joseph Samuel Clark Administration Building on the property of the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge. The Southern University System is the only historically black college system in the United States.[1][2]


There are five institutions within the Southern University System located throughout the state. Each institution operates its own budget and each has a chancellor.[3]

Southern University Laboratory School[edit]

Southern University Laboratory School (Southern Lab) is a laboratory school under the Southern University System that serves students in kindergarten to 12th grade.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Southern University System | SU Board". Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Southern University System | About Us". Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Southern University System | Campuses". Retrieved 2015-12-26. 

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