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Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties.



Life began for Southern Connecticut State University on September 11, 1893, when three teachers and 84 students met at the old Skinner School in New Haven to create a two-year teacher training school, New Haven State Normal School. By 1937, Southern had grown into a four-year college with the power to grant bachelor's degrees.


Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that grants for the Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 semesters are available to support independent undergraduate research. This initiative, Undergraduate Research Grants, is funded by the SCSU Foundation. 

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Student services

The members of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs assist the Vice President for Student Affairs with projects and initiatives designed to enhance student success. They also serve as a sounding board for student ideas, needs and issues and as advisers to committees and major student governing groups.  If you have questions, ideas, or concerns, stop by the Student Affairs Office which is located in Engleman Hall A106. 

Housing services

Campus living does not end in your room.  You are in the center of it all, footsteps away from events, sports games, our theater, academic buildings, the student center, campus dining, and so much more. Southern's campus is full of energy.  

Library services

Hilton C. Buley Library serves the many academic and research needs of the Southern community. The library maintains over 100 databases and electronic collections, and houses over half a million items including books, serials and serial back files, microforms, maps, government documents, rare books, video media, and more.

Student Life

Campus life

Southern has one campus in New Haven, bordering parts of Hamden, Connecticut. Fitch Street separates the academic and residential sections of the campus.

Sports facilities

We're conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Adanti Student Center.  Our facility has a large selection of cardiovascular machines, free weights, selectorized equipment, plate-loaded equipment and equipment for check out. Visit our Equipment page for a comprehensive list of all we have to offer.

Student clubs

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development seeks to ensure that all students know of and are engaged in co-curricular opportunities. We want to help you build connections, enhance your campus experiences, increase your personal growth in a variety of areas, and help you develop new skills. We want you to succeed. 


Southern Connecticut State University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. 

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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