Office of Special Projects and TRIO


Mission Statement

The mission of Southeastern Louisiana University is to lead the educational, economic, and cultural development of southeast Louisiana.


Core Values

Excellence, Caring, Community, Diversity, Integrity, Learning, Scholarship, Service



Classic Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Program provides pre-college academic assistance to low-income, potential first-generation college students in the high school core curriculum areas of mathematics, English, science, and foreign language. The Program also addresses other college preparatory needs of high school students including financial aid assistance, academic/career counseling, and GEE/ACT testing assistance.

Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search assists first-generation and/or economically disadvantaged students to continue in and graduate from secondary school and to enroll in a postsecondary educational program. The Southeastern Louisiana University Talent Search Program serves students in selected schools grades 6 through 12 in Livingston, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes.

Educational Opportunity Center

Program Summary: Southeastern Louisiana University's Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federal grant program issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The program assists first generation college and low income individuals 19 years of age or older or those younger than 19 who are enrolled in an Adult Education Center living within a 9-parish target area (East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Orleans, St. John, St.Helena, Tangipahoa and Washington) in furthering their education beyond high school and GED. The program provides various forms of aid in the areas of (1) Academic Assistance, (2) Career Exploration, (3) Enrollment Counseling and (4) Financial Aid Counseling. All services are free.

Math Science Upward Bound

The Math Science Upward Bound Program provides pre-college academic assistance to low-income, potential first-generation college students with a focus on preparing them for undergraduate degrees in math or science. In addition to a full array of pre-college preparatory activities, students participate with faculty mentors in research to stimulate interest in the fields of math and science.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services is an academic support program financially supported by the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Student Excellence whose goal is to retain and graduate first generation, low income students and students with disabilities from Southeastern.

All services are free of charge to qualified participants and include: Tutoring, Mentoring, Academic, Career, Financial Aid, and Graduate School Counseling, Cultural Events, and Workshops. The services enhance participants' academic, career and personal development skills and are designed to prepare participants for a successful college career as well as for the working world after graduation.

Veterans Upward Bound

The Veterans Upward Bound Program provides eligible Veterans with academic assistance, tutoring support services, career and job employment information, enrollment counseling, financial aid advising and referrals to other Veteran related programs & services.

If you have the desire to fulfill your educational goal, contact the Veterans Upward Bound Program at Southeastern Louisiana University at 985-549-3386 or click the link for Veterans Upward Bound Program.