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.
The SPA is managed by an executive board composed of nine student leaders. The president and vice president are elected annually by the student body during the spring semester. The five committee chairs are chosen each semester by a group of student peers. There are five committees: Entertainment, Multicultural, Special Events, Spirit and Travel, and Union Activities.
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.