Violence in schools is not a new issue. However, Nicholls State has made campus safety one of its top priorities and we strive to provide our students and surrounding community with the best practice strategies and methodologies available.

While University Police will continue to be our first responders, a Nicholls Behavioral Analysis Team (BAT) has been created to review concerns regarding faculty, staff and students who may pose a threat to the safety of the campus and/or to a specific individual or group.

All initial information received will be screened and assessed. Reports shall be received by the director via e-mail, walk-in visit, memo or telephone.

Until this position is filled, please contact Dr. Michele Caruso, Dean of Student Services at michele.caruso@nicholls.edu or 985-448-4080 if you have a referral, questions, or concerns. 

Dr. Michele Caruso,  Director, Office of Crisis Management




If you are concerned about the behavior of a student, faculty, staff or visiting community member, please contact Dr. Michele Caruso at Ext. 4081.

Visit our Where to Refer page to learn more or the How to Refer a Distressed Student page on the University Counseling Center website.