The Nicholls State University Office of Student Compliance and Ethical Development administers the student conduct and appeal processes as outlined in the Student Policy and Procedure Manual. We are committed to ensuring that all members of our university are respected and that they respect the rights of others.

The Nicholls Creed

As a member of the Nicholls State University community, I believe in the values that promote citizenship, concern for self and others, and the desire to build a better world. To these ends, I pledge myself to the following:

I will value all members of the Nicholls community, respecting and appreciating their differences.

I will hold myself and others to the highest standards of academic, personal and social integrity.

I will conduct myself civilly in all things.

I will think before I act and will accept responsibility of my words and my actions.

I will challenge what is wrong.

I will strive to make Nicholls State University a safe and clean educational environment.

I will respect the rights and the person of all human beings and will avoid all acts of violence and abuse.

I will respect my body by not abusing it.

I will continuously work to improve my community, now and in the future.

I will afford myself the best opportunity to succeed.


The Student Policy and Procedure Manual applies to behaviors that take place on the campus, at University-sponsored events and may also apply off-campus when the Director of Conduct Accountability determines that the off-campus conduct affects a substantial University interest. A substantial University interest is defined to include:

  • Any situation where it appears that the student’s conduct may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of him/herself or others; and/or
  • Any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property or achievements of self or others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or
  • Any situation that is detrimental to the educational mission and/or interests of the University;

The University’s Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the University’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of this University, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX. Sexual Misconduct against individuals, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, rape, and Sexual Exploitation, can be a form of sex discrimination under Title IX. Conduct involving Sexual Misconduct of any form is governed by the University’s Policy on Sexual Assault set forth procedures for reporting, investigation, and responding to reports of violations of the Policy on Prohibited Sexual Conduct when a University student (the Respondent) is accused of a violation of the Policy.