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Nicholls is a campus where students and staff look out for one another. While the university has been named the safest in the state for several years, Nicholls continues to take steps to maintain its reputation.

University Police

University Police officers are responsible for law enforcement and vehicle traffic control. The campus is patrolled by police commissioned law enforcement officers 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Check out the campus criminal statistics to see just how few problems the Nicholls has faced over the past three years.

University Police officers work with the Office of Residence Life to provide educational programs for residents on personal safety and security. Officers are also available to escort students who may be walking across campus at late hours. In addition, new, state-of-the-art emergency call boxes have been installed throughout the campus.

Hurricanes

Thibodaux’s location in regards to the Gulf of Mexico has protected the Nicholls campus from recent tropical storms and hurricanes. However, anyone living in south Louisiana should have an emergency storm plan ready to put into action if necessary.

During check-in each summer and fall, on-campus residents are required to fill out a Student Self-Reporting Emergency Evacuation Information Form. If the residence halls are forced to close due to an approaching storm, this information will help the residence hall staff determine which residents have a place to evacuate to and which need assistance in evacuating.

The Hurricane Preparedness Guide for On-Campus Residents (PDF) provides information on the different phases of the university’s plan and what students should do in each phase.

For more information, visit the university’s emergency preparedness Web site or call Ext. 4479.

Health

University Health Services assists students with any acute health care need. For more information, visit the University Health Services Web site.

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