Eric J. Summers, Vice President for Student Affairs


The Division for Student Affairs complements the University’s academic mission by providing a safe and supportive campus that affords students with ample opportunities for development in addition to important services that add value to the campus experience. At the core of the Division’s work is the belief that student involvement is critical to student success. As such, the Division serves as a resource to all students, regardless of major or classification.


Student Affairs Mission Statement

The Division for Student Affairs enhances growth of Southeastern students and fosters pride in the institution through the provision of superior campus services, meaningful opportunities for student development, and maintenance of a safe campus. The Division for Student Affairs oversees several services and programs as follows:


Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is a highly visible and accessible resource that provides advocacy, outreach, and developmental opportunities for all students that are designed to enhance the quality of student life. The Office of the Dean of Students strives to assist and to advocate for students through personal hardships and matters that may negatively impact the college experience. The Office of the Dean of Students guides faculty, staff, students and parental figures to resources and programs and helps to explain processes that may facilitate informed decisions. The Office of the Dean of Students has direct oversight over various policies and procedures including free expression, alcohol and drugs, food policy, Registration of Events/Activities, new student orientation presentations, divisional on-call, and university-excused absence requests.  


Recreational Sports and Wellness

The Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness provides students with opportunities to create and maintain healthy lifestyles through participation in programs and use of the Pennington Student Activity Center facility. The department offers a wide range of dynamic fitness equipment along with an indoor track. There are also group exercise studios that are available to all members along with a racquetball court and a multi-sport gymnasium. There are classrooms for student organizations to utilize and a lobby to take a mental break. Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Group Exercise Classes, Personal Trainers and special events are offered throughout the year.

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports are designed to provide Southeastern Louisiana University students and employees who are members an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive sports in a safe, fun, and structured environment. Some of the events are flag football, softball, basketball, soccer, racquetball and tennis.

Club Sports

Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, and Tennis are all active club sports. If you have a passion for a sport and you would like to start a club, please talk with the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports and Fitness. A club sport is a student organization designed to serve individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. These interests can be competitive, recreational, or instructional. Clubs compete with other clubs, organizations, colleges, and universities but should not be confused with a varsity sport administered by the Athletic Department. Varsity teams must follow NCAA rules and regulations, are usually fully funded, have paid coaches and athletic trainers, practices and competitions are mandatory, and today’s varsity sports usually require a full year commitment. Club Sports often compete with other universities but are not affiliated with the NCAA, the majority of their funds are self-generated, coaches are often volunteers, and the organization and administration of the club is determined by the club officers.


Group exercise classes are workouts put to music for a fun, team oriented approach to fitness led by our motivational instructors. These classes are a nice break from other modes of exercise. With a variety of classes and facility hours, there's truly something for everyone. Our qualified group fitness instructors will lead you safely and smoothly through the classes of your choice. 

Personal Training

At The Rec, your success is our success! Our personal trainers hold a nationally recognized personal training certification and are fully equipped to help you accomplish your goals. Our personal trainers can assess and create custom exercise programs to suit your wants and needs.

 Student Advocacy and Accountability

In pursuit of its educational mission, Southeastern Louisiana University seeks to teach students citizenship, to value others and respect community. Students must familiarize themselves with the Student Code of Conduct and the University policies including, but not limited to, harassment, computer use, academic dishonesty, and traffic regulations. Students conduct themselves in a manner which supports the educational mission and functions of the University and comply with all federal, state, and local laws, and all applicable University policies.


The following sanctions shall be effective at all universities under the jurisdiction of the University of Louisiana System:

  1. Students responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct are issued sanctions up to suspension, dismissal, or expulsion. If the violation is found to be of a serious nature, such student shall at minimum be suspended or dismissed for one academic year.
  2. The University Police Department is authorized to bar any visitor who has committed an act that violates local, state, or federal laws. The visitor shall at a minimum be denied admission or employment for twelve months.
  3. The President of the University or their designee is authorized to impose an interim measure on a student who has violated the Student Code of Conduct and whose presence on the campus constitutes an immediate threat to the physical safety of the campus community. 

Separation from the University

Students who are found responsible for serious violations of the Student Code of Conduct or who habitually violate the Student Code of Conduct may receive a sanction that separates them from the University. Such sanctions could include the following:

  1. Disciplinary Suspension is the involuntary separation of the student from the University for a definite period, after which the student is eligible to return. The student is placed on Disciplinary Probation for a period following the return to the University. Students involuntarily separated from the University are restricted from visiting or entering  Southeastern Louisiana University premises for the period during which their sanction is in effect without advance written authorization from the Chief Student Conduct Officer. Holds prevent the student's ability to register in the University and retrieve the student's involuntarily separation records from the University for the period of the separation. Students are responsible for dropping any classes and paying fees assessed on the student accounts. In addition, a notation will appear on the transcript stating the terms of the suspension period. 
  2. Disciplinary Dismissal is the involuntary separation of the student from the University for a definite period and without a guarantee of readmission. The Chief Student Conduct Officer establishes the terms of readmission, and readmission will be specified. Students involuntarily separated from the University are restricted from visiting or entering Southeastern Louisiana University premises during which their sanction is in effect without advance written authorization from the Chief Student Conduct Officer. Holds prevent the student's ability to register in the University for the period of the separation. The student is placed on Disciplinary Probation for a definite period following the return to the University. Students are responsible for dropping any classes and any fees assessed on the student accounts. In addition, a notation will appear on the transcript stating the terms of the suspension period. 
  3. Disciplinary Expulsion is the permanent separation of the student from the University. Students can only visit or enter Southeastern Louisiana University premises if they received written authorization from the Chief Student Conduct Officer. Holds prevent the student's ability to register in the University and retrieve the student's involuntarily separation records from the University. Students are responsible for dropping any classes and paying fees assessed on their student accounts. In addition, a notation will appear on the transcript. 

In certain circumstances where there is a perceived threat of safety to the University Community, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Chief Student Conduct Officer, the Assistant Director of the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability (OSAA), or designee, may impose a University or residence hall suspension before the final disposition of the matter. Upon issuance of an Interim Suspension, the Chief Student Conduct Officer, the Assistant Director of OSAA, or designee, shall endeavor to contact the student, advise the student that an Interim Suspension is in effect, and provide the Student with an opportunity to address the alleged misconduct. 

University jurisdiction and authority are limited to conduct on University premises, at University-sponsored events, or off-campus conduct that adversely affects the University community or has a detrimental impact on the University's education function. Jurisdiction applies to all University locations, including where the University extends to distance education, such as study abroad, service trips, experiential learning opportunities, athletic, club sports, and other group travel. Jurisdiction also applies to behavior conducted online, via email or through electronic mediums in cases where the behavior excludes freedom of expression. The University does not regularly search for online information but may take action if such information is available to University Officials. 

 Student Engagement

The Office for Student Engagement encourages development through co-curricular and extracurricular experiences while providing an inclusive environment for the student body. We facilitate involvement and real world readiness for our students through engagement in Student Organizations, Student Government Association, Leadership Development, Multicultural and International Student Affairs, Campus Activities Board and Fraternity and Sorority Life. 

Student organizations are vital to Southeastern’s campus life and provide varied opportunities for students to enhance classroom experiences through interaction with individuals of varied interests, ideas, and values. There are over 80 student organizations that include honor societies and departmental, religious, service, and special interest groups:

Student Government Association

Southeastern’s Student Government Association (SGA), of which each student is a member, is the principle organization of the student body and is part of the Office for Student Engagement. The SGA provides student representation to the faculty, administration, and community. The SGA constitution provides for a three-branch system of government that includes executive, legislative, and judicial units. The heads of the branches (President, Vice President, and Chief Justice) as well as student Senators are elected by the student body.

Departmental Organizations 

Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO), Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS), Delta Omega Alpha Pre-Professional Society, Financial Management Association, Institute for Supply Management, Kinesiology Student Association, Le Circle Francais (French Club), MBA Society, National Association of Black Accountants, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Pre-Law Students Association, Social Work Student Association, Southeastern Ceramics Club, Southeastern Marketing Association, Southeastern Student Nurses Association, Spanish Club, Student Athletic Training Association (SATA), World Languages and Cultures Student Ambassadors.

Honor Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Chi Sigma Iota Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Gamma Beta Phi, Honors Student Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta/ The English Club, Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society.


Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Catholic Student Association, Delight Women's Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Lions for the Lamb, Southeastern Gospel Choir.

Service Organizations

Campus Outreach, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), SLU Wesley Foundation.

Special Interest

Alpha Psi Omega, American Chemical Society, Association for Computing Machinery, Association of Computing Machinery for Women, American Medical Women's Association, American Society of Safety Professionals, American Welding Society, Association of Latin American Students, Black Student Union, Child Life Student Association of Southeastern Louisiana University, College of Business Ambassadors, E.L.I.T.E. Women, Every Nation, Flipside Dance, Graphic Design Student Association, Judo Club, Lavender Lions, National Alliance on Mental Health, Nepalese Student Association, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Reconnect, SLU SLU Student Section AIHA, Southeastern Accounting Society, Southeastern Debate Society, Southeastern's Students for Life, SLU Accounting Society, Southeastern Vegans, Society for Human Resource Management, Society for Non-Traditional Students, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Student Led Louisiana Early Childhood Association, Women in Business, Young Economists Society.  


Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Tau Gamma, Theta Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon.


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Mu, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Theta Phi Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta.


Multicultural and International Student Affairs

The Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs works to create a campus environment that encourages and welcomes diversity. The office coordinates a wide range of programs and services in cooperation with academic departments, student organizations and other student support units. These activities assist students in achieving academic success and provide the campus with avenues for learning about and celebrating new cultures and diverse ways of thinking.


Campus Activities Board 

Southeastern recognizes the value of extracurricular and co-curricular activities both as an integral part of the educational process and as a means of relaxation and entertainment for students. The Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) purpose is to enhance the educational process by allowing students to plan social, cultural, and entertainment programs for the campus community.


Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services (CS) provides job search assistance and career counseling/coaching services to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni. CS also provides assistance in locating off-campus part-time employment opportunities in the surrounding areas to all classifications of currently enrolled students.

Career counseling/coaching services include information and sessions to discuss career goals, develop resumes and cover letters, and polish job interview skills. Career assessment is also available to clarify interests and personality strengths as they relate to appropriate career choices. Job search services include part-time job fairs, recruitment tables in the union, on-campus interviews, job vacancy postings, and campus-wide and specialized career fairs.

Students interested in any of these services should contact the Office of Career Services – www.southeastern.edu/career - careerservices@southeastern.edu – 985-549-2121 – SU Annex, Room 2102.


Office of Student Accessibility Services 

The mission of the Office of Student Accessibility Services is to ensure access for qualified students with disabilities, promote self-advocacy skill development, and provide guidance to the University community to enhance the understanding and support of students with disabilities.

In accordance with applicable law and University policy, Southeastern Louisiana University ensures equal opportunity for all qualified students with disabilities, without regard to disability, in the programs and services provided by the University.

SAS provides disability-related accommodations to students who are qualified and self-identify with the office. These services may include classroom accommodations, testing accommodations and the use of auxiliary aids. We work closely with other departments to facilitate these accommodations. The office also provides outreach and education to increase disability awareness within and around the Southeastern Louisiana University community.

To receive accommodations, students with disabilities must self-identify by providing current documentation from an appropriately licensed professional on official stationary regarding the nature and extent of the disability and the recommended accommodation(s). Detailed self-identification, documentation and accommodation request information is available from the Office of Student Accessibility Services by contacting by phone at 985-549-2247 or by visiting our website at www.southeastern.edu/sas.


University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center (UCC) offers professional mental health counseling services to assist with personal and social concerns. Individual, couples, marriage, family and group counseling are available to all students, faculty and staff. The UCC staff also provides services after hours for on campus mental health emergencies. Professional services are confidential except in cases of danger to self or others, evidence of child/elder abuse or neglect, court order, written permission of the client to disclose, or if the counselor is legally challenged by the client. The UCC staff adheres to the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethics of the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. The UCC is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services.


University Police Department

The Southeastern University Police Department strives to partner with the Southeastern Community to create a safe and secure inclusive campus for our students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The department consists of P.O.S.T. certified sworn law enforcement officers commissioned pursuant Louisiana Revised Statute 17:1805 and handles all incidents that occur on campus property.

University Police provide community outreach and engagement by providing crime prevention classes, RAD self-defense classes, Coffee with a Cop events, social media engagement, and Blue and You events, to name a few.

University Police also partners with the Hammond Police Department and surrounding agencies on incidents that may affect the campus or students. The department, located in Pride Hall, operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In 2021, University Police introduced a new safety phone application, Lion Safe. This app is free to all users and includes safety features such as virtual and friend walks, mobile blue lights, and reporting crime tips. This app is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The application is available for download in the Apple and Google Play stores.

In addition to the Lion Safe app, Southeastern also has stationary blue lights placed all throughout campus and inside the residential halls. These blue lights are for summoning assistance from the University Police Department. In addition, during an emergency, the University Police can be contacted by dialing 2222 on any university phone. Anyone calling 911 will be connected to Tangi 911. Callers should let the 911 operator know the emergency is located on Southeastern's campus. Callers will then be redirected to a University Police Department Communications Officer for further assistance. 

University Police does have authority to make arrests and detentions for crimes. Individuals arrested for violations of law are transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail (felony) or the Hammond City Jail (misdemeanor) for booking. Violations of university regulations are reported to the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability for further action. 


Transportation Services

Shuttle Service

Students, faculty and staff may ride the Lion Traxx Shuttle 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday (no Friday Service). Riders must present their Southeastern ID to board. The main route covers the campus with shuttles making the loop around campus every 15 minutes. For time, stops, and more information, call 549- BUSS (2877).

Campus Parking Regulations

Campus parking regulations are explained in detail at: www.southeastern.edu/admin/transport/policies/assets/FY23parkingrules.pdf. Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the regulations, where they are authorized to park, the campus speed limits, and enforcement procedures.

Parking areas on Southeastern’s campus are designated and marked specifically faculty/staff, resident student, freshman commuter, upper class commuter, and motorcycles. Handicapped and maintenance vehicle parking spaces are also clearly marked. All parking areas are indicated by color code on the Campus Map.

Students requiring the use of a handicapped parking space must have a state issued handicapped hangtag, placard, or license plate and a Southeastern handicapped hangtag. Those who fail to obtain a Southeastern handicapped hangtag will be issued a parking citation. In accordance with state law, unauthorized parking in a handicapped space will result in a $275 parking citation.

Motor Vehicles

All students and employees of the University are required to purchase a parking permit prior to parking on campus. All visitors are required to register their vehicle with Transportation Services and receive a temporary parking tag. Any vehicle parked on campus without a current parking permit/tag will be issued a ticket

Bicycle Registration

The University requires that every bicycle parked or stored on an approved campus bicycle rack be registered with the Office of Transportation Services. Mandatory registration helps the University gather data to determine if there are adequate bike racks and rack locations on campus. Registration is also the best way to help recover a bicycle in the event it is lost or stolen. This requirement applies regardless of whether the owner is a student, faculty, staff, or visitor to the University. The bicycle registration is at no cost. Failure to register a bicycle may result in a $15 unregistered bicycle citation if parked on campus. Bicycle operators should register their bicycles at the Transportation Services Office located in Pride Hall, 1301 SGA Drive. Any individual with questions regarding the bicycle registration process may call 985-549-5695.