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What is the Student Programming Association

The Student Programming Association (SPA) is run by students for students. As one of the largest student-led organizations at Nicholls, SPA seeks primarily to enhance and improve campus life. It does this by planning numerous events throughout the year that focus on entertainment, culture, recreation and social life, as well as activities that contribute to the university’s academic mission. This includes film on the field showings, live concerts, school-spirit activities and giveaways, cultural celebrations, and traditional focused events such as Homecoming Week and Crawfish Day, just to name a few.

Our Purpose

The Student Programming Association (SPA) was established in 1981 for the purpose of planning and presenting activities that enhance and improve the educational and social atmosphere of the university and community.

Our Mission

SPA’s mission is to enhance the academic, cultural, recreational, entertainment and social life of Nicholls. To accomplish this, SPA provides leadership development through hands-on planning, marketing, and implementing and assessing campus-based entertainment and social activities. Students engage in collaborative processes, event planning, and real-world business practices while conforming to university policies and procedures.

Our Goals

Traditional Events

Upholds the traditions of Nicholls by hosting events that have become essential to the university’s distinction. 

  • Welcome Back Day
  • Homecoming Week
  • Crawfish Day


Plans, produces, and staffs large-scale productions and events which promote the social and cultural values of Nicholls State University’s ever-changing student population.

  • Film on the Field
  • Colonel Gras
  • Alive @5

Union Activities

Hosts events which engage students with events and giveaways at the heart of campus.

    • Gleaux Colonels
    • Comedy Night
    • Novelty Events

Culture & Discovery 

Plans events that educate and promote the diverse lifestyles and communities found throughout Nicholls’ campus.  

  • Festival of Colors Run
  • T’s & Tacos
  • Food Around the World

Spirit & Travel

In charge of encouraging Colonel spirit all across campus through Nicholls themed giveaways as well as boosting student morale through the promotion of athletic events.

  • T-Shirt Giveaways
  • Travel Buses for Away Games
  • Tailgates 
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