The university provides a variety of activities, programs, and services to support and complement the academic offerings and to expand the total growth of the student. The various components of the co-curricular program relate to the university’s mission and educational philosophy by contributing to the cultural, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of students. The student development philosophy underlying these activities and services focuses on the personal growth and education of the student and is based on the premise that all students have the right to develop to their full potential.


Auxiliary Services offers a variety of services to students which contribute to an overall positive experience on campus. These include the following:

services are provided by a contracted company. The university bookstore stocks all required textbooks and materials as well as a wide variety of basic materials and supplies.
OFFICE:  Bollinger  Student  Union Room 20
PHONE: 985-448-4540
HOURS: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs
7:30 am – 4:00 pm Friday
Campus Facility Reservations
coordinates reservations for all non-academic facilities for on-campus and off-campus groups.
OFFICE: Student Life Office, Student Union
PHONE: 985-448-4519
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Colonel Card
is issued to all students, faculty, and staff during their association with or attendance at the university. The Colonel Card provides access to designated events, facilities, and services.
OFFICE:  Bollinger  Student  Union, Room 19B
PHONE: 985-448-4498
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Continuing Education
coordinates credit programs in addition to developing youth and adult non-credit programs which provide opportunities for intellectual and personal development. For off-campus groups and their programs, this office provides a one-stop service to coordinate food and housing services, schedule university facilities and equipment, and provide management, marketing, and fiscal monitoring.
OFFICE: 300 Ardoyne Drive (at the corner of Madewood)
PHONE: 985-448-4444
FAX: 985-448-4552
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Dining Services
are located in Vernon F. Galliano Hall Cafeteria and in the food court of Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union. A wide range of services is offered to the campus community.
OFFICE: Vernon F. Galliano Cafeteria
PHONE: 985-449-7050
HOURS: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Housing and Residence Life
Administers all operational functions associated with campus housing (residence halls, apartments, and family housing) and coordinates residentially based student programming and development through educational and social activities. The office coordinates applications and deposits, contracts, assignments, billing, maintenance and facility management. The office oversees the Residence Hall Association, a student programming group.
OFFICE: John A. Brady Residential Complex  Clubhouse
PHONE: 985-448-4479
HOURS: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Post Office
serves as a contract station for the United States Postal Service. It provides faculty, staff, and students with post office boxes and services.
OFFICE: Bollinger  Student  Union Room 21
PHONE: 985-448-4539
Mailbox access: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm M-F
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sat
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sun
Window service:   8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
Student Programming Association
coordinates entertainment and activities to enhance the social and educational atmosphere of the campus.
OFFICE: Bollinger Student Union Suite 17
Student Office; Student Life Office – Advisor’s Office
PHONE: 985-448-4528/4531
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Student Union
provides an environment of recreation, relaxation, social interaction, exploration of personal interests, leadership opportunities, exchange of thought and learning, and offers many valuable and enriching services to the university community.
OFFICE: Student Life Office, Student Union
PHONE: 985-448-4531
HOURS: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm M-Th
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunday SUMMER/BREAK Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F
Voter Registration
Students may register to vote in the Colonel Card Operations Office.
OFFICE:  Bollinger  Student Union Room 19B
PHONE: 985-448-4498
HOURS: 8:00 am 4:30 pm

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Enrollment Services provides high-quality support services to students and to the academic units that carry out the university’s instruction and service programs.

is responsible for conducting the university’s student recruitment and admissions programs. This office processes applications for admission or re-admission to the university.
OFFICE: Candies Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4507
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Financial Aid
handles grants, loans, student employment, and scholarships. Detailed information can be found in the Catalog or by visiting the office for personal assistance. Financial Aid Counselors are available.
OFFICE: 418 Candies Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4048
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
International Student Admissions
is responsible for recruiting international students and processing applications in accordance with university policy and federal guidelines.
OFFICE: 346 Candies Hall
PHONE: 985-449-7038
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
is designed to acquaint first-time entering freshmen and transferring freshmen with the university campus, academic programs, and support services. New students receive academic advising and register for classes during orientation.
OFFICE: 345 Candies Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4155
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
administers the university’s scholarship programs, both privately and publicly funded.
OFFICE: 410 Candies Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4411
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Student Employment
manages on-campus employment for about 700 students in various capacities.
OFFICE: 408 Candies Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4043
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Student Life provides students with the opportunity for involvement and personal enrichment through the following programs:

Greek Life
coordinates the university’s recruitment, leadership development, community service and social activities of sororities and fraternities.
OFFICE: Student Life/Bollinger Student Union
PHONE: 985-448-4531
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
International Student Services
assists international students in the transition to university life upon their arrival and throughout their studies. The International Services Office coordinates immigration advising, orientation, welcome events, tax prepraration assistance, advises the international student organization and maintains Federal compliance.
OFFICE: Bollinger Student Union Office of Student Life
PHONE: 985-449-7038
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Judicial Affairs
administers the student disciplinary process as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct which defines student rights and responsibilities.
OFFICE: Bollinger Student Union Office of Student Life
PHONE: 985-448-4525
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Parking Services
issues decals to all students, faculty, and staff, and administers parking enforcement regulations. The office provides a parking/traffic handbook which outlines all parking/traffic rules and regulations to those who obtain parking decals.
OFFICE: Calecas Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4526
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Student Government
represents and advocates the student body’s needs and development on campus.
OFFICE:  Bollinger  Student Union
PHONE: 985-448-4557
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Student Organizations
provide opportunities for student involvement in groups that promote areas of interest, leadership development, community service and academic achievement.
OFFICE: Student Life Office, Student Union
PHONE: 985-448-4531
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
University Police Department
is dedicated to providing a safe, secure, and crime-free environment for the entire Nicholls community. University Police provide 24-hour services. They are also first responders in emergency situations and are trained to use Automatic External Difibulator equipment.
OFFICE: University Police Building
PHONE: 985-448-4746
HOURS: Open 24 hours a day

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The unit of Student Services provides wellness services and educational programs that assist students in achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals. Student Services includes the following:

University Counseling Center
provides personal and career counseling, psycho-educational programs, consultation, and crisis intervention.
OFFICE: 224 Elkins Hall
PHONE: 448-4080 for information
and  appointments.
For after hour  emergencies call
University  Police at 448-4911.
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday
University Health Services
provides basic, acute health care, health education and promotion programs and services, and disease prevention.
OFFICE: Ayo Hall
PHONE: 985-493-2600
HOURS: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Career Services
provides professional coaching, resume writing assistance, interview skill development, placement assistance, online career exploration materials and programs, career days, and seminars.
OFFICE: 110 South Babington Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4508
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Women’s Resource and Services Office
provides violence against women prevention programs and direct services for victims of violence against women.
OFFICE: 224 Elkins Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4470
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Disability Services
assists students with documented disabilities by providing classroom accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Any student interested should make an appointment with the director and bring medical documentation for review.  If the student meets federal guidelines, they will complete the registration process to receive accommodations.  ODS will also provide guidance and advocacy services as needed by the student.  Services are free of charge. 
OFFICE:  158-A Shaver Gym
PHONE: 985-448-4430
HOURS: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crisis Managment
assists with prevention efforts, intervention of indirect threats (imminent threats should be referred to University Police) and mental health recovery efforts of violence on campus. If any faculty, staff, or student feels another member of the campus community may be a threat to themselves or someone else, they should immediately contact the Crisis Intervention Coordinator.
PHONE: 985-448-4429
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wellness Education
Provides one on one as well as group support and education promoting wellness throughout the campus community.
OFFICE: 224 Elkins Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4080
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Student Educators and Leaders
(SEALS) is a student organization that provides education and prevention programs as well as printed wellness information.
OFFICE:  Bollinger  Student Union Room 17
PHONE: 985-448-4523
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Rape Aggression Defense Systems
is a self-defense program which is offered several times per year for female students.
OFFICE: 224 Elkins Hall
PHONE: 985-448-4080
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Campus Recreation operates the Harold J. Callais Recreation Center, coordinates intramurals, provides facilities and equipment for recreational activites and coordinates fitness and wellness programs for the university community.OFFICE: Harold J. Callais Recreation Center
PHONE: 985-493-2746
HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Support for Distinctive Student Populations

The needs of diverse student populations are met additionally through programs that address specific components of the student population. These include the following:

Honors Students

The Honors Program is designed with highly motivated student in mind. Its mission is to create enhanced educational experiences for a community of intellectually curious and academically talented students through challenging and creative opportunities that foster a life-long love of learning. Through innovative instruction, honors students receive a distinctly personal education that significantly involves them in the learning process.

Students with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Services provides assistance to students with disabilities in their adjustment to college and serves as a liaison with faculty to accommodate students with disabilities.

International Students

International Student  Services assists international students  in the transition to  university life upon their arrival and throughout their studies. The International Services Office coordinates immigration advising, orientation, welcome events, tax preparation assistance, advises the international student organization and maintains Federal compliance.

Student Athletes

The Office of Athletic Academic Advising supervises all aspects of academic compliance, including scheduling and registration, monitoring or progress toward degree, and eligibility. This office also administers the Athletic Life Skills Program which combines the efforts of the NSU Athletics and other services on campus to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience. Use athletics as preparation for success in life, this program supports intellectual development, enhances interpersonal relationships, builds positive self-esteem, and promotes respect for diversity.

Students with Mental Health Needs

The University Counseling Center provides counseling for and assists students with mental health, psychiatric, and developmental issues through individual, couples, and group counseling as well as consultation and outreach. The Center  maintains a staff of appropriately trained and licensed counselors.


The university also offers a variety of academic support services which promote student learning and enhance the development of its students.

Academic Advising Center
was created to provide academic advising and support to Nicholls State University students from the time of their admission until their acceptance into their majors. Faculty advisors meet regularly with students, assisting them in goal clarification, in selection of a major, and in educational planning and course selection. Advisors monitor student progress and refer students to other campus resources as necessary. Students may “drop in” for a quick answer or may set up an appointment with an advisor through Advisor Tools, a web-based advising management tool available by way of ICAN student services at the following web address .
OFFICE:   234 Elkins
PHONE:   985-448-4117
HOURS:   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Academic Testing Center
offers to students, faculty, staff and the community national and certifying tests. This office can provide information on ACT, PRAXIS, MCAT, GRE, ASE, ACE, correspondence exams, and other national or college exams.
OFFICE:   212 Elkins Hall
PHONE:   985-493-2599
HOURS:   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ellender Memorial Library
houses more than 443,600 books and bound periodicals, 2,000 journal titles, 350,000 catalogued federal and state documents, and provides access to 40,000 E-books and over 50 electronic reference sources. Reference librarians offer one-on-one help and provide mass instruction in library skills, an integral part of University College classes in freshman studies, and they visit classes to explain topics of particular interest to students and instructors.
PHONE:   985-448-4646
Fax:   985-448-4925
HOURS:   varies
Jo Carol Nolan Speech, Language and Hearing Center
is a complex of office, clinical, and laboratory facilities which includes a waiting room for clients, therapy and testing rooms, clinician workroom, Wenter Library, audiometric suite, closed circuit viewing room for observation of clinical students by clinical supervisors and computer lab.
OFFICE:   Talbot Hall
PHONE:     985-448-4585
HOURS:   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Louisiana Center for the Study of Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders
serves the community and NSU students who have been identified as having characteristics of dyslexia and/or a related disorder. College students in all majors are provided support services. Services include one-on-one tutoring, comprehensive assessments, classroom and testing accommodations.   These services are provided for a fee.
OFFICE:     S. Babinton
PHONE:   985-448-4214
Louisiana Center for Women and Government
was established in 1990 to help encourage the future leadership of women by preparing them for public service through nonpartisan provision and support of education. As part of the Center’s mission, it develops programs to make women more aware of the governmental process in general and urges women to participate actively in that process on an on-going basis.
OFFICE:   129 Ellender
Memorial  Library
PHONE:   985-448-4770
Fax:   985-448-4771
Tutorial Academic Enhancement Center
is committed to assisting students in enhancing their learning potential and developing proficiency in their academic endeavors. The Center provides small group (3-4 people) tutorial assistance to students having difficulty with courses at the college level. The sessions with a tutor provide supplementary work in coordination with the classroom situation, not in place of it. Areas currently included are math, English, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, and foreign language.   Supplemental Instruction (SI) is provided for human anatomy lab and history.
OFFICE: 158A  Shaver Gym
PHONE:   985-448-4100
HOURS:   8:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
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