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Southern University System

Southern University System
Established 1974 (by the Louisiana State Constitution)[1]
Chairman Leon Tarver
President Dr. Ray L. Belton
Students ~15,000 (system wide)
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Colors Columbia Blue and Gold
Nickname Jaguars, Jaguar Nation

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.[2][3]


  • Institution 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


There are five institutions within the Southern University System located throughout the state. Each institution operates its own budget and each has a chancellor.[4]

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External links

  • Southern University System website
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