Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


Insurance Required by External Providers


The State of Louisiana, all State Departments, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Southeastern (herein referred to as Agency) require suppliers, contractors, and tenants (i.e., the other party to an Agency contract) to maintain insurance covering the other party against claims or judgments arising from their products, operations, actions or activities for the Agency. The Agency must require that the contractor/subcontractor adds the Agency by endorsements, as an "additional insured" to protect the Agency, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers. The Agency should also require proof that these requirements have been fulfilled. The required insurance in a "RFP" or "bid document" does not take effect automatically. The other party's insurance company must first issue the required insurance policies or endorse existing policies to conform to the Agency's requirements. A certificate of insurance is then to be provided by the contractor/subcontractor to confirm that appropriate coverages and endorsements are in force.

In accordance with Act 558, enactment R. S. 38:2195, "Any provision that would require a public body to assume liability for damages caused by the negligence of anyone other than the public body, is prohibited in public contracts."