The Nicholls State University Office of Conduct and Accountability administers the student conduct and appeal processes as outlined in the Student Policy and Procedure Manual. The staff is committed to ensuring that all members of the university are respected and that they respect the rights of others.


Tobacco Free Campus Policy Statement

Nicholls State University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that the only way to fully protect oneself from the dangers of secondhand smoke is through 100% smoke-free environments ( The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). In 2007, Louisiana took major steps toward addressing the health concerns caused by second-hand smoke bypassing the Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act. This policy puts students, employees, and visitors first by providing a safe, healthy, tobacco-free environment and decreasing exposure to second-hand smoke.


Nicholls State University is a TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS. The use of any tobacco product in any form is prohibited. Restricted tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, pipes, water pipes, all smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.), and all non-FDA approved nicotine products. This policy applies to all University students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors (the general public).

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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.