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 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.