Purposes and Goals
The Southern University at Shreveport Foundation is organized exclusively for educational, charitable, religious and scientific purposes. Three major purposes of the foundation are:
- To promote the educational and cultural welfare of Southern University at Shreveport.
- To assist the University in achieving its mission by providing scholarships and other assistance to aid matriculation students with the continuance if their education within the Southern University System and / or to successfully transfer to another institution.
- To provide resources to support research, training, instructional, and enhancement activities; the expansion and improvement of programs and facilities; and all other such benefits that give greater advantages to the University to increase opportunities available to its students, faculty and community, as may be prescribed by testators and/or donors of the Foundation.
One important goal of the Foundation is to provide strong financial support through fundraising activities, alumni, friends, supporters, organizations, corporations and other foundations. In order to ensure the successful continuity of the Foundation, efforts are being made continually to establish financial endowments and major gifts that will make the Southern University at Shreveport stronger and more capable of meeting the educational needs of its students and the demands of the 21st century.