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    Louisiana State University Eunice
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

8. Student Services


Louisiana State University Eunice provides services and activities to assist students in making their educational careers more satisfying and successful. The many programs offered aid in the individual’s total development-personal, social, and physical, as well as intellectual.

Advising/Counseling

Upon entering LSU Eunice, each student is assigned an academic advisor who aids in class scheduling and provides guidance in dealing with any academic problems the student may encounter while on campus. Additionally, all faculty members set aside time for student conferences and encourage members of their classes to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss their classwork individually.

In addition to academic counseling provided by advisors, students can receive a broad range of counseling services through the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, including counseling regarding admission, academics, financial aid, personal problems, and career decisions. Eligible students may also receive counseling services through the Office of Student Support Services.

Orientation

Orientation offers incoming students the opportunity to learn about the university, talk to their academic advisors, register for classes, meet new people, and conduct business related to their enrollment. Reentry and transfer students who have earned less than 24 semester hours and who have not attended a previous LSU Eunice Orientation must attend Orientation before registering for classes.

Medical Emergencies and Student Health

The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services in Room 112 of the Acadian Center coordinates first aid services for students, faculty, and staff. All buildings on campus are equipped with emergency first aid response kits. Emergencies can be reported to any administrative office.

In addition, the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services periodically offers seminars and workshops regarding health and health-related issues of general interest to students.

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

A person with a disability is an individual “who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.” Major life activities are functions such as “caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, or learning. Impairments include alcoholism, blindness/visual impairment, cancer, cerebral palsy, deafness/hearing impairment, diabetes, drug addiction, epilepsy, heart disease, mental illness, mental retardation, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, orthopedic or speech problems, or perceptual handicaps, such as dyslexia, developmental aphasia, or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).”

In order to fully serve the various needs of students with disabilities, the following provisions are in effect on the campus:

  1. No qualified student may be excluded from any course or any course of study solely on the basis of disability.
  2. Degree or course requirements, if determined to be restrictive, will be adapted to meet the requirements of qualified students with disabilities. For post-secondary education purposes, qualified students with disabilities are defined as those “who meet the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in the recipient’s education program or activity.”
  3. Prohibitive rules, such as those banning tape recorders from classrooms, are waived for qualified disabled students.
  4. Auxiliary aids (interpreters, note-takers) must be permitted in the classroom when they are required to ensure full participation of students with disabilities.
  5. Alternative testing and evaluation for measuring achievement will be provided for students with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills (except where those specific skills are being measured).
  6. Classes will be relocated if necessary to permit access for students with mobility impairments if such access cannot be reasonably achieved otherwise.
  7. Reasonable efforts will be made to adapt special equipment or devices used in the classroom (and, in some cases, teaching techniques that rely upon the sight, hearing, or mobility of students) to individual needs and to assist qualified students in pursuing resources provided by Vocational Rehabilitation or charitable organizations.
  8. Students with disabilities should not be counseled to consider more restrictive careers than careers recommended for non-disabled students, unless such counsel is based on strict licensing or certification requirements in a profession.
  9. Individuals with disabilities may refuse special accommodated services by filing a form with the Americans with Disabilities Act Officer stating such refusal.
  10. Persons with disabilities who feel they have been treated unfairly with relation to their disability may file an appeal or grievance under the appropriate policy statement.

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services is charged with the overall administrative responsibility for coordinating the delivery of these services and publishing institutional policies regarding them in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Determining criteria and accommodative testing and procedures for students with disabilities begins in the Office of Academic Assistance Programs. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Student Support Services within the Office of Academic Assistance Programs. Additional assistance is provided by the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services and the Office of Academic Affairs. It is the responsibility of the student to inform one of the above offices of any handicapping condition which requires special consideration under this policy. Persons requesting accommodated services must be registered voters or must complete a voter registration application or a voter registration declination with the accommodated services request.

These regulations are intended to also apply to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ACT Assessment Program

The American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program provides relevant and timely information to assist students and LSU Eunice in making educational plans and decisions wisely. LSU Eunice uses the ACT Assessment Program to design instructional and extracurricular programs that best match the needs of the student.

The ACT Assessment is administered annually on five national testing dates. The academic tests, covering the subject areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning, are designed to assess general educational development. These scores are used for placement in English, mathematics, and chemistry classes. ACT Scores older than five years may not be used for placement. Special testing arrangements can be made for individuals with mental or physical disabilities.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: LSU EUNICE’S ACT CODE NUMBER IS 015870.  

Veterans’ Benefits

The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Acadian Center, Room 112, provides counseling and information for veterans attending LSU Eunice. Enrollment certifications to the Veterans’ Administration are handled through this office. All veterans and eligible dependents of deceased or disabled veterans are urged to establish contact with the LSU Eunice Office of Veterans’ Affairs for details and additional information concerning benefits when they arrive on campus. For detailed information visit www.lsue.edu/va.

Student Support Services

A variety of supportive services is available to students who qualify. These include free tutoring, counseling (academic, career, college transfer, and personal), testing, computer-assisted instruction, workshops for academic and personal improvement, specially arranged cultural/educational activities, services for students with disabilities, supplemental instruction, and assistance to participants transferring from LSU Eunice to four-year institutions.

Students are eligible to participate in the program if neither parent has a four-year or higher college degree, if family income does not exceed specified limits, or if the student has a physical disability. Additionally, students having ACT composite scores of 18 or below are most likely to benefit from the services offered through Student Support Services.

Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation is held each year in the spring to present awards to selected LSU Eunice students. Academic achievement awards are presented in the fields of Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Applied Sciences, Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Radiologic Technology. Overall Freshman, Sophomore, and Unclassified Student Awards, Overall Academic Awards, and Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges Awards are also presented. In addition, students receive awards for service and other nonacademic achievements.

Student Life

Campus life and experiences outside the classroom are important and rewarding elements of a university education. A variety of cultural, social, and recreational activities supplements and complements classroom studies at LSU Eunice.

In addition to participating in existing organizations, students at LSU Eunice have a unique opportunity to pioneer new activities on a growing campus.

Full participation in campus life is assured through student government and through student representation on key campus committees.

Student Activities

Student organizations spanning many fields of interest are active at LSU Eunice. Many major fields of study have their own clubs. Social, political, religious, and recreational organizations also are active. For more information, contact the Coordinator of Student Activities.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association, elected by the student body, includes a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and a Student Senate. The SGA engages in a wide variety of activities of interest to students. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.

Other Organizations

New student organizations are formed every year at LSU Eunice. A request for a new organization must be initiated with the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. This request must be filed on a form available for this purpose. A copy of the constitution and by-laws must accompany the formal request.

Honorary or mutual-interest organizations have been established to provide opportunities for the students to become more effective citizens of the University, to accept responsibility, to work with others in a common undertaking, to develop qualities of leadership, and to establish bases for friendship and school spirit. Among these are the following:

The African American Student Alliance engages in a variety of civic, service, and social activities;

Campus Activities Board sponsors social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities for LSU Eunice students and the campus. Membership is open to all LSU Eunice students.

Chi Sigma Tau is an organization for students majoring in radiologic technology;

The Council of Student Organizations, which includes the presidents of all campus clubs and organizations, fosters communication among the various student groups;

The LSU Eunice Education Majors Club organizes activities of interest to future teachers;

The LSU Eunice Respiratory Care Club is an organization for students majoring in the field of respiratory care;

Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society and the Alpha Sigma Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the LSU Eunice campus, recognizes students who earn a 3.5 or higher grade-point average with at least 12 semester hours of course work and also promotes academic excellence and engages in service projects to benefit LSU Eunice students;

The Preprofessional Health Majors Association organizes activities that assist students who are preparing to enroll in medical school or another school in the health professions;

Safety and Emergency Service Professionals encourages interest in this field and sponsors community service projects;

The Student Nurses Association, a pre-professional nursing organization, helps students prepare for careers as health professionals.

Two religious organizations, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and the Catholic Student Center, have been organized to promote the spiritual and moral growth of the individual student and provide for fellowship.

Intramural Sports

The intramural sports program at LSU Eunice provides students with an opportunity to participate in competitive activities on campus. Popular intramural sports include flag football, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Through the LSU Eunice intramural program, students can stay physically fit and participate in activities that they can continue to enjoy for the rest of their lives.

Recreational Facilities

The Health and Physical Education Building is available for recreational use by students at times established each semester when the building is not being used for instruction. A heated indoor swimming pool is open to students for recreational swimming on a regular basis. Among other specialized areas in the building are a gymnasium and a weight-training room. In addition, the campus has four fenced tennis courts and a sand volleyball court.

Intercollegiate Sports

The LSU Eunice Bengals compete in men’s baseball, women’s basketball, and women’s softball in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II Region 23, which includes 2-year colleges in Louisiana and Mississippi. For additional information, contact the LSU Eunice Athletic Department.