Find your home away from home at Nicholls State University by joining an organization!

Get Involved

Nicholls State University is a community of students, faculty, and staff. The touchstones for student success lie in the pursuit of learning, personal growth, and engagement in campus life. Students actively involved in campus life improve their academic performance, develop leadership skills, participate in Colonel traditions and make life-long friends.

When we say that we want Nicholls State University to be your “home away from home” we mean it. There are over 90 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for you to choose from when it comes to getting involved at Nicholls! RSOs are groups that are officially recognized by the Nicholls State University Office of Student Activities and Organizations. These RSOs provide an opportunity for student-focused growth and leadership in a student-driven environment. We are proud to have 9 different categories that these groups identify with: Academic, Honor Society, Recreation, Special Interest, Greek, Religious, Honorary and University Sponsored.

Student Organization Manual

The Student Organization Manual is being revised and will be published shortly.  Please contact the Dean of Students for any policy questions.  

Learn more about the following by downloading the manual:

  • Forming a new student organization
  • Student Organizations Committee
  • Maintaining status as a recognized student organization
  • Membership
  • Advisors
  • Finance and records
  • Rules for conducting a raffle
  • Student organization activities and events
  • Scheduling facilities
  • Special procedures for on-campus fundraising events open to the public (e.g., dances, block parties, songfests, talent shows, etc.)
  • Conduct at student organization sponsored events and activities
  • Student travel
  • Probation and suspension

Forming a New Organization

Students seeking to form a new organization are required to digitally submit the following items to the Office of Student Organizations. If you have any questions or need any assistance please contact the Dean of Students Office

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please explain the purpose and goals of your organization.
  • For Office Use Only

  • What is the purpose of your organization?

Student Trip Insurance Form



Field Trips:  For all class-related student travel, please complete this form and route to appropriate department chair and dean, obtain the Controllers office signature, and then route to Student Life Office.

Travel with Student Organizations:  For all travel sponsored by a chartered student organization, please complete this form and route to the organization representative,   the faculty/staff sponsor, the Controller’s Office at the Fee Collection Window, and then to the Student Life Office.

If you are paying cash, pay at the Controllers Office Fee Collection Window.  If a University Account is paying for the trip insurance, please indicate FOAPAL number Below.  The receipt obtained from the Controllers Office Fee Collection Window should accompany this form when sending it to the Student Life Office