Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Policies & Procedures

Student Code of Conduct

General Statement

Student disciplinary procedures are applicable to any student or student organization that is charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. These procedures are designed to allow for fact-finding and decision-making in the context of an educational community and to encourage students to accept responsibility for their own actions. The intent is to provide adequate procedural safeguards to protect the rights of the individual student and the legitimate interests of the College. Additionally, all procedures are subject to applicable laws and regulations, and the April 24, 2011, “Dear Colleague Letter” guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. 

As a community of scholars, South Louisiana Community College is committed to providing an environment that values accountability, collaboration, excellence, innovation, respect, service, and trust. Such an environment is essential for fostering the intellectual growth and personal development of all students. All members of the College community share responsibility for maintaining conditions that support the College’s mission.

The community supports each member’s right to study and work in a quiet, respectful, non-violent atmosphere that is conducive to the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Students who voluntarily join this College Community assume the obligation of abiding by the standards commonly held by that community. Every student at South Louisiana Community College is, therefore, obligated to assume responsibility for their actions, to respect constituted authority, to be truthful, and to respect the rights of others, as well as to protect personal and public property.

The goal of the disciplinary system is to educate and discipline the individual as well as to protect the integrity and security of the South Louisiana College Community and its mission by serving as a deterrent.

The College discipline system recognizes that not all violations of local, State, and Federal law affect the interests of the College Community and the discipline system accepts jurisdiction in those instances where the College Community’s interest is substantially affected, regardless of whether the conduct in question occurs on or off-campus. The rules governing conduct may come under the jurisdiction of the legal system, but are typically and necessarily broader in coverage than statutes and ordinances.

South Louisiana Community College’s disciplinary system is not intended to be adversarial in nature and is substantially less formal than a court of law. The majority of cases, in which severe sanctions are not likely to be considered, can and should be handled informally. The objective of a system of student discipline is to promote responsible citizenship in a complex organizational or social setting.

Mission Statement

SLCC’s mission is to transform and enrich the lives of individuals and communities. SLCC commits to providing skills and knowledge through a dynamic learning environment where students realize their potential, compete in today’s global economy, and perpetuate to solve the complex problems of tomorrow.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

South Louisiana Community College is a learning community designed to foster collaboration, open communication, mutual respect, and inclusiveness among students, faculty, and staff as they engage in the education process. As members of this community, all students are entitled to certain rights and privileges, which are protected. In order to protect the rights and privileges of all students, there are guidelines for conduct that are intended to facilitate the desired environment and educational goals of SLCC and its students. It is important that each student become familiar with the rights and responsibilities afforded to students enrolled at SLCC.

Student Rights

  • The right to participate in self-governing student bodies which provide channels of communication and means for using democratic processes to solve problems.
  • The constitutional rights of freedom of expression and assembly.
  • The right of freedom to hear and participate in dialogue and to examine diverse ideas.
  • The right to a learning environment free from harassment, discrimination, and violence.
  • The right to due process in disciplinary procedures in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • The right to privacy under FERPA 
    • All student records generated during the information gathering/decision-making process associated with these procedures are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Student Responsibilities

  • The responsibility of assuming the consequences of one’s actions.
  • The responsibility for knowledge and observance of established college policies presented in official college publications.
  • The responsibility that free discussion represents the scholarly nature of the learning community.
  • The responsibility to ensure that no student organization, constitution, nor other organizational documents include discriminatory clauses.
  • The responsibility to respect the rights and privacy of others.

Misconduct Types

The College has identified certain types of misconduct that is subject to disciplinary sanctions.  These types include, but are not limited to:


  • ACADEMIC DISHONESTY/INTEGRITY: Engaging in academic dishonesty including but not limited to cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism.  This section of the Code is addressed in the College’s Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures.
  • FAILURE TO COMPLY: Failure to comply with the directions of College officials or agents, including law enforcement or security officers, acting in the good faith performance of their duties. This section is not intended to prohibit the lawful assertion of an individual’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
    • VIOLATING TERMS OF A DISCIPLINARY SANCTION: This sanction may have been imposed for an earlier violation of the Student Code of Conduct or other College rules.
    • VIOLATION OF RULES: Violation of, or attempt to violate, other rules that may be adopted by the College.
    • UNAUTHORIZE CONDUCT UNDER OUTSIDE GOVERNING BODY: Any conduct deemed inappropriate by a board or governing authority over a program.
  • FALSE INFORMATION: Knowingly furnishing false information to the College; which includes but is not limited to false reporting or false accusations.
  • FORGERY: Engaging in deceptive acts including Forgery, falsification, fabrication, unauthorized alteration, or misuse of College documents, records, or identification, including, but not limited to, electronic software and records or Misrepresenting oneself or an organization as an agent of the College
    • UNAUTHORIZED PRESENCE: presence in or unauthorized use of College property, resources, or facilities.
    • UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS: unauthorized access to, disclosure of, or use of any College document, record, or identification, including but not limited to electronic software, data, and records.
    • UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY AND/OR UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION: Entry into, or use of any building, room, or other college-owned or college-controlled property, grounds, or activities without authorized approval. This also includes, but is not limited to, the unauthorized possession, duplication or use of college keys, lock combinations, access codes, and access cards, and/or credentials and/or propping open or tampering with doors/windows.
  • DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Engaging in disruptive behavior including but not limited to classroom-related activities, studying, teaching, research, intellectual or creative endeavor, administration, service, or the provision of communication, computing, or emergency services.
  • DAMAGE TO PROPERTY/THEFT: Possession of property the student knows or has reason to believe may be stolen or misappropriated.
  • LEAVING CHILDREN UNATTENDED: Leaving children unattended or unsupervised in campus buildings or on campus grounds unless enrolled or participating in authorized campus activities is prohibited. The College assumes no responsibility for the supervision of children.
    • ALCOHOL AND DRUGS: Using, being under the influence, manufacturing, possessing, cultivating, distributing, purchasing, or selling of alcohol and/or drugs (illegal and/or dangerous or controlled substance) and/or alcohol/drug paraphernalia while on college-owned or college-controlled property, and/or at any function authorized or supervised by the College and/or in state-owned or leased vehicles.
    • UNAUTHORIZED USE OF TOBACCO: students shall not use, chew, smoke, or sell tobacco products, e-cigarettes, vaporizer pens, and medical marijuana, at any time while subject to the jurisdiction of the SLCC Student Code of Conduct or in any place on SLCC properties.
  • GAMBLING: Participation in illegal gambling activities on college-owned or college-controlled property, and/or any function authorized or supervised by the college.
  • WEAPONS: Possession or distribution of any unauthorized firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, and/or other dangerous weapons (or chemicals/flammable liquids), or use/threat of use of any instrument (including, but not limited to, paintball guns, pellet guns, airsoft guns, bow and arrows, knives) as a weapon to intimidate, harass, or cause harm to others.
  • INAPPROPRIATE PERSONAL MISCONDUCT: Personal conduct which does not comply with socially accepted behavior in the academic community (e.g. drunkenness, use of profanity, disorderly conduct, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct).
  • RECORDING OF IMAGES WITHOUT KNOWING: Photographing, videotaping, filming, digitally recording, or by any other means secretly viewing, with or without a device, another person without that person’s content in any location where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, or in a manner that violates a reasonable expectation of privacy. This section does not apply to lawful security or surveillance filming or recording that is authorized by law enforcement or authorized College officials.
  • HAZING: means an act by an individual or a group that, as an explicit or implicit condition for initiation to, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization, regardless of consent:
    • Endangers the physical health or safety of a person or would cause a reasonable person severe emotional distress;
    • Results in the destruction or removal of public or private property;
    • Involves the consumption of alcohol or drugs;
    • Involves the consumption of substances to excess or placement of substances on the body;
    • Involves sexual activity;
    • Involves a violation of federal, state or local law or University policy; or
    • Disrupts the academic performance or class attendance of a person.

It is not a defense to a charge of hazing that (i) the consent of the person had been obtained; (ii) the conduct or activity that resulted in the death or injury of a person was not part of an official organizational event or was not otherwise sanctioned or approved by the organization; or (iii) the conduct or activity that resulted in death or injury of the person was not done as a condition of membership to an organization.

The following is a non-exclusive list of examples of acts which, regardless of severity, constitute hazing:

  • Physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, paddling, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity;
  • Physical activities, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements or extreme conditions, imprisonment, confinement, or calisthenics;
  • Consumption of food, liquid, or any other substance, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages or drugs, that subjects the person to an unreasonable risk of harm or that may adversely affect the physical health or safety of the person;
  • Placement of substances on the body of a person;
  • Kidnapping or dropping a person off campus without return transportation;
  • Activity that induces, causes, or requires an individual to perform a duty or task that involves the commission of a crime or an act of hazing.
  • Engaging repeated or significant behavior toward another individual, whether in person, in writing, or through electronic means, after having been asked to stop, or doing so to such a degree that a reasonable person, subject to such contact, would regard the contact as unwanted.
  • Any attempt to commit or conceal an act of misconduct prohibited by these rules is subject to sanctions to the same extent as completed acts.


  • UNAUTHORIZED PETS/ ANIMALS: Possession of any unauthorized pet or animal, excluding trained service animals, while on college-owned or college-controlled property. Reasonable behavior is expected from service animals while on campus. If a service dog, for example, exhibits unacceptable behavior, the owner is expected to employ the proper training techniques to correct the situation. The owners of disruptive and aggressive service animals may be asked to remove them from college facilities. If the improper behavior happens repeatedly, the owner may be told not to bring the service animal into any facility until they take significant steps to mitigate the behavior. The service animal will be treated as an extension of the student and the student will be held responsible for the service animal’s behavior.
  • HARASSMENT: Harassment is repeated, malicious mistreatment, verbal abuse, or conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, insulting, isolates people, or undermines their reputation through verbal or non-verbal communications. 
    • DISCRIMINATION: Engaging in discrimination against other students, faculty or staff, College officials, or guests on the basis of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender,  pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, familial status, genetics, and/or any other legally protected class not heretofore mentioned.
    • BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING: Any behavior that is intentional and causes harm and where a real or perceived power imbalance exists between the parties involved. It may be physical, verbal, social (intentional damage to someone’s reputation or social standing), or may use technology, such as e-mail, phone, social media, or the Internet (cyberbullying).
    • A complaint that a student organization has committed an act of academic or personal misconduct may be filed against the student organization and/or against individual members of the organization. This complaint may be filed by any person.
    • A complaint against a student organization and/or individual members of the organization must be submitted in writing to the Campus Student Engagement Director or designee. 
    • If the complaint is against a student organization, the Campus Student Engagement Director or designee has the authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the organization.

A student grievance refers to non-academic and non-financial complaints of students against employees of South Louisiana Community College. It does not include grade appeals, academic status appeals, admission appeals, student discipline by the institution, financial aid appeals, refund appeals, and all other matters that are within the jurisdiction of other committees of the institution.

The college is committed to affording all students, including distance education students, the opportunity for accessibility and due process during the student grievance process. To ensure this, at each step of the process an available distance option will be provided when necessary.


Disciplinary Process

Incident Report: 

Anyone may file a report alleging that a student or student organization violated the Code of Conduct via this form. Any report should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place. There is no time limit on reporting violations of the Student Code of Conduct; however, the longer someone waits to report an offense, the harder it becomes for University officials to obtain information and witness statements and to make determinations regarding alleged violations. After a report is received, the Director of Student Engagement or his or her designee will be in contact with you via your SLCC email address. You should read all emails and information thoroughly and follow any instructions or suggestions provided. Choosing to not engage in the process does not eliminate your involvement in the incident and the process may continue to move forward in absentia.  

Interim Suspensions:
  • In the majority of situations, students involved in the disciplinary process will remain as active participants (able to attend classes, participate in activities, etc.) in the College Community pending the determination of an appropriate sanction.
  • In certain circumstances, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs or designee may impose an interim suspension on a student prior to a judicial conference.  Interim suspensions may be imposed to ensure the safety and well-being of the student or the College Community or the preservation of College property.  Interim suspensions may also be imposed in cases where a student poses a threat of interference or disruption with normal College operations.
  • During a period of interim suspension, a student may not attend classes or participate in College-related activities, whether they occur on or off-campus. A student on interim suspension may not otherwise be present on College premises unless authorized in writing in advance under conditions approved by the Vice-Chancellor for Student Services or designee.


Upon receipt of a report, the Director of Student Engagement may conduct a preliminary investigation to determine if there is a preponderance of evidence to support an alleged violation of the Code and, if so, which violations occurred. During the time of the investigation, if the Director decides the report lacks merit, it will be dismissed within two (2) weeks and the appropriate parties involved will be notified.  If there is enough information to allege a violation of the Code or other university policy, the student conduct process will proceed. 

After the investigation, if it is determined that there is enough information to support an alleged violation of the Code, you will move on to the following resolution options.  

Judicial Conference: 

The informal hearing will be conducted by the Director of Student Engagement and the Director of Security or his or her designee. 

  • An outcome of an informal meeting will be one of the following: 
    • A not responsible finding. 
    • Determination of responsibility and resulting sanctions.


1st Level Appeal 

A student who wishes to request a review of the determination of the Judicial Conference may do so by submitting a written request via this form to the Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs or designee. Such requests must be made within fifteen calendar days of a sanction assignment. Determinations or sanctions are considered to be final after the fifteen-day period.

Note: Appeal opportunity may be deemed unavailable due to a governing board or authority over an education program at SLCC.  

Requests shall be based on one or more of the following grounds:

  • Irregularities in the proceedings, including but not limited to any abuse of discretion or misconduct during the Judicial Conference which has deprived the student of a fair and impartial disciplinary process.
  • Newly discovered material evidence that could not have been presented during the fact-finding or hearing process.
  • Excessive severity of the sanction.
  • The decision is not reasonably justified by the evidence or is contrary to law.

The written Challenge to Sanction must include:

  • The sanction letter sent to the student by the conduct office
  •  a typewritten formal letter detailing the reasons why the student believes the Sanction for the code of conduct violation was unwarranted, with clear supporting rationale tied to and stating the appropriate condition for appeal as listed above
  •  a copy of any other materials as relevant, to the issue.
2nd Level Appeal 

A student who wishes to request a review of the determination of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs may do so by submitting a written request to the Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. Such requests must be made within fifteen calendar days of a sanction assignment. Determinations or sanctions are considered to be final after the fifteen-day period.

3rd Level Appeal 

Students who wish to appeal a determination or suspension or dismissal sanction beyond the college may do so by submitting a written request for appeal to the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.  Requests for an appeal to the LCTCS Board must be made within thirty calendar days of the date of the decision made at the College.


One or more disciplinary sanctions may be imposed on a student following a Judicial Conference or Appeal Board Hearing. The Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs or designee is responsible for determining and imposing the appropriate sanction(s) in all cases.

The following sanctions may be imposed upon students:

  • Warning -an official warning that the student’s behavior is in violation of the South Louisiana Community College Student Code of Conduct.  If a student is found guilty of a Code violation while on warning, sanction(s) resulting from the subsequent violation may be more severe.
  • Probation -restrictive conditions may be imposed for a specified length of time which varies according to the severity of the offense. These conditions may include, but may not be limited to the following: loss of good standing, which may become a matter of record; ineligibility to receive any College award, scholarship, loan, honorary recognition, or initiation into any local or national organizations, and denial of the privilege to occupy a position of leadership or responsibility in any College student organization, publication, or activity, or ability to represent the College in an official capacity or position. While on probation, the student may continue to attend classes and will be given the opportunity to show capability and willingness to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. If a student is found guilty of a Code violation while on probation, sanction(s) resulting from the subsequent violation may be more severe.  Any educational sanctions assigned with probation must be completed prior to the conclusion of the probation; otherwise, the probation will remain in effect.
  • Suspension -a suspension may be imposed for a specified length of time which varies according to the severity of the offense.  During a period of suspension, a student may not attend classes or participate in College-related activities, whether they occur on or off-campus. A student on suspension may not otherwise be present on College premises unless authorized in writing in advance under conditions approved by the Vice-Chancellor for Student Services. Any educational sanctions assigned with a suspension must be completed prior to the conclusion of the suspension; otherwise, the suspension will remain in effect. 
  • Expulsion -a dismissal is a permanent separation of the student from the College without the opportunity for the student to graduate or re-enroll in the future.
  • Educational Sanctions -in conjunction with the sanctions listed above, a student may be assigned educational sanction(s).  These may include but are not limited to, College service, community service, reflective or research papers, classes or seminars.
  • Restitution -may be required as compensation for damage, loss, or injury.  Forms of restitution may include appropriate service, monetary compensation, material replacement, or a combination of forms.

Note: Financial aid may be impacted by some of these sanctions.

The following sanctions may be imposed upon student groups or organizations:

  • Warning
  • Probation
  • Deactivation - the deactivation of a student group or organization includes a loss of all privileges, including College recognition, for a specified period of time.
  • Educational Sanctions
  • Restitution


The student disciplinary process is designed to be confidential. No discussion or disclosure of the specifics of any case with any individual within or outside of the College Community will occur unless such discussion or disclosure is deemed necessary in the determination of guilt or appropriate sanction by the Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, or unless such action is specifically imposed as part of the sanction for a violation.

Interpretation and Revision:

  • Questions regarding the Student Code of Conduct and disciplinary procedures are to be directed to the Director of Student Engagement, Campus Directors, and the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs who is responsible for issuing interpretations as necessary.
  • The Student Code of Conduct and disciplinary procedures will be reviewed periodically by the Student Conduct Review Committee. The Student Conduct Review Committee is comprised of the (2) Faculty Members, (2) Staff Members, (2) Student Leaders, and (1) Non-Student Leader, Director of Student Engagement, Ex. Officio.

Student Grievance Procedure

A student grievance refers to non-academic and non-financial complaints of students against employees of South Louisiana Community College. It does not include grade appeals, academic status appeals, admission appeals, student discipline by the institution, financial aid appeals, refund appeals, and all other matters that are within the jurisdiction of other committees of the institution. 

The procedures contained in this memorandum are to be followed for all complaints and/or grievances, as defined above, which are filed against employees of the College. The College is committed to affording all students, including distance education students, the opportunity for accessibility and due process during the student grievance process. To ensure this, at each step of the process an available distance option will be provided when necessary. Please review the policy for full procedures before completing the Student Grievance Form.

Title IX

On May 6, 2020, the United States Department of Education’s  Office of Civil Rights issued amended regulations governing college and university handling of sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) is committed to providing an equitable, inclusive educational and working environment where sex and gender discrimination and sexual misconduct are not tolerated.  Therefore, we will transition to the LCTCS policy beginning August 14th found here: POLICY

Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all areas of education programs and activities such as admissions, financial aid, housing, facilities, scholastic, intercollegiate, club, and intramural athletics.

Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence and sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. SLCC is committed to ensuring all students feel safe and have the opportunity to benefit fully from education programs and activities.

SLCC has adopted policies and procedures to be in compliance with the federal and state requirements related to the Title IX Act, the VAWA Act, and the SaVE Act. If the college is notified of sexual harassment or violence, we will:

  • Take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate the incident
  • Take prompt action to end the harassment and resolve the situation
  • Take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of future incidents
  • To file a complaint of sexual harassment, please contact the Title IX Coordinator

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact campus security or the local police where the incident occurred.

SLCC Campus Security
Mike Terro
Campus Security Director
Phone: (337) 521-8914
Email: Mike.Terro@solacc.edu 

Students are strongly encouraged to report incidents and share information about sexual harassment, even if the complainant or witness has concerns about underage drinking, drug use, or other prohibited activity. 

Retaliation is prohibited against any student or employee who files a complaint of discrimination or participates in proceedings or an investigation. Retaliatory words, actions or behavior that punish or threaten to punish any student or employee under this policy is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.

Retaliation should be promptly reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

For Employees
The U.S. Department of Education requires that all educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments.  Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Further, Title IX states that:  No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 


The U.S. Department of Education regulations concerning pregnancy and related conditions provide that a college that is a recipient of federal funding shall not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery from these conditions. In the event that the educational institution does not maintain a leave policy for its students (as in the case of SLCC), or in the event that a student does not otherwise qualify for an institutional leave under the policy, the institution is required to treat such conditions as justification for a leave of absence for so long a period of time as is deemed medically necessary by the student’s physician.

This information is provided both to inform and remind the College community of the institution’s obligation not to discriminate against students on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions.

South Louisiana Community College does not discriminate against persons on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex-including pregnancy and related conditions-in educational programs and activities that are eligible for federal funding.

Basic rights under Title IX state that your school must excuse your absence due to pregnancy or childbirth for as long as your doctor says it is necessary. You must have equal access to school and activities, and special services provided for temporarily disabled students must also be provided for pregnant students.


Under Title IX, it is illegal for schools to exclude a pregnant student from participating in any part of an educational program. Schools may implement special instructional programs, but participation must be completely voluntary on the part of the student.

In addition, a school must excuse a student’s absences because of pregnancy or childbirth for as long as the student’s doctor deems the absences medically necessary.

South Louisiana Community College must give all students who might be, are, or have been pregnant the same access to school programs and educational opportunities that other students have. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy must be excused for as long as medically necessary. The student must be given the opportunity to make up missed work, with the goal of having the student graduate on time; if possible, and if desired by the student. These rules supersede any classroom based attendance policy/practices regarding allowable numbers of absences.

A school may offer the student alternatives to making up missed work, such as retaking a semester, taking part in an online course credit recovery program, or allowing the student additional time in a program, or allowing the student additional time in a program to continue at the same pace and finish at a later date, especially after longer periods of leave.


For medically excused absences, pregnant students should contact the Title IX Coordinator, Erika Precht at erica.precht@solacc.edu. For accommodations, the Title IX Coordinator will assist pregnant students in contacting disability services in the Ardoin Building.

Accommodations Request Form

NOTE: Pregnant students are encouraged to seek assistance for excused absences or accommodations as quickly as possible. Some options and accommodations cannot be retroactively applied. Pregnant students seeking assistance during the semester of enrollment will have better options than those notifying the College of their situation after the semester has ended.


South Louisiana Community College will not discriminate in any of its admissions, educational programs/activities or employment policies or practices on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, physical, mental handicap, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.

The college is committed to compliance with several laws and regulations. These include Executive Order 11246 (as amended 11375), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Equal Pay Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1965, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Vietnam (VA Veterans) Readjustment Act of 1974, Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other Federal and Michigan Civil Rights Laws.

For Title IX inquiries, contact Erica Precht, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Engagement, at (337) 521-6985, 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506. For ADA/Section 504/Title II inquiries, contact Cheryl Fruge, Director of Counseling Services, at 337. 521.6670, 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506. For Title IV inquiries, contact Tiffany Williams, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, (337) 521-8971, 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506.


Field Trips

Field trips sponsored by SLCC complement classroom instruction and are considered an important part of the educational process. While the College endorses the field trip concept, it also stresses the importance of students performing all classwork in a timely manner. If a student has to miss other classes in order to participate in a field trip, it is the student’s responsibility to make up all work covered during this absence.

“Field trip,” as used in this context, includes all events organized by a staff or faculty member in which South Louisiana Community College students are taken off-campus to participate in instructional or cultural activities that are directly related to their course of study.  Safety is emphasized at all times during field trips, in going to and from, and while touring the facility visited. Proper instruction must be provided to the class prior to departure.

  1. Faculty and staff must complete the request for a field trip form and submit it prior to the scheduled event. Approval must be obtained prior to making arrangements for the trip.  Overnight field trips require special approval of the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs and must be submitted two weeks in advance.
  2. Upon approval, each student must sign a waiver of liability. 
  3. Signed waivers and the approved field trip request must be submitted to the Divisional Dean before the scheduled event.
  4. Copies of the waiver and approval must accompany the faculty or staff member to the event.

Identification Cards

All students are required to obtain College identification cards. Students should contact Security and provide a current class schedule and a photo ID to obtain a Student Identification Card. The issuance of an ID card is a part of the registration process. There is no cost for ID cards, however, fees must be paid in full before the ID card will be issued. ID must be shown when requested by the college staff. Identification cards are non-transferable and students who misuse these cards are subject to disciplinary action. If an identification card is lost, it must be reported and replaced.

Student E-mail Addresses

South Louisiana Community College’s official communication method to students is through SLCC e-mail addresses. Students are assigned e-mail addresses once admitted to SLCC. Official communications concerning the student or the student communicating with the college should occur using this e-mail address only. The College reserves the right to not communicate or respond to alternative e-mail addresses. Students are therefore encouraged, and reminded, it is their responsibility to check their SLCC e-mail account daily for announcements, communications or advice during emergencies.

Students who have questions regarding SLCC e-mail may contact the IT Helpdesk at itsupport@solacc.edu

Information Technology

South Louisiana Community College expects all individuals to use information and information technology responsibly

South Louisiana Community College provides computer services for students. SLCC computer use is governed by the SLCC Computer Usage Policies. SLCC Computer Usage Policies apply to everyone who has an account through the college. Students are expected to be professional and ethical and demonstrate good judgment when using SLCC technological resources.


Equipment/Services are the property of the state of Louisiana and are to be used for legitimate college purposes only. Equipment and services include and is not limited to all computer hardware (Computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, and wireless access points), internet/Intranet services, e-mail, and other online services.


No obscenities, vulgarities, materials with sexual content; racial, age, disability, ethnic, or gender-oriented communications; or defamatory and/or derogatory information are to be transmitted, received, printed, or stored. A recipient of improper (discriminating, harassing, obscene, defamatory, or derogatory) communications should immediately report the misconduct using the Student Conduct Form.

Privacy and Security

Access to SLCC information and information technology is granted to an individual and may not be transferred to another individual. All forms of recorded information, whether it be electronic, oral, visual and regardless of the media shall be safeguarded. SLCC expects individuals to use information technology in a manner consistent with maintaining professionalism and respect in regards to the work and study in all its forms.

All users must ensure the privacy of any and all information. This is especially important in the case of any personal information. SLCC has the right to view personal files and to remove personal file found in violation of this policy.


Student use of the internet/intranet, e-mail, or other online communications and the materials stored on any SLCC computer, including computer hard drives and other media, is not private. The policy extends to anything created, received, printed, or sent. All materials stored on SLCC computers, on any media and stored electronic documents, such as e-mail transmissions, are subject to review, for cause, at any time by IT supervisory personnel.


Information Technology’s network personnel track usage and periodically review equipment for patterns of abuse. Any discrepancies are brought to the attention of the Dean of the appropriate Division. Abuses include all use of Intranet access, email, or other online services that are unrelated to legitimate college purposes. Access to chat sites and adult sites that offer access to sexual/pornographic materials, hate information, or racially or ethnically offensive materials is strictly prohibited.

Copyrighted/Patented Materials

Certain online information is copyrighted or patented, including texts, pictures, videos, and sounds. Students are not allowed to duplicate or download any software or materials that are copyrighted, patented, or identified as intellectual property. This policy is used in conjunction with all other policies related to the use of computer equipment, software, and computer-related services.

Enforcement and Penalties for Violation

Any student, who violates any provision of this policy or other related SLCC policies, or applicable city, state, or federal laws or regulations, can face sanctions or expulsion from SLCC, depending on the severity of the offense.


SLCC provides no guarantees for availability and may discontinue services at any time. Student accounts and drives are purged when a student graduates or is not actively taking classes at SLCC. By accessing SLCC resources you agree to the terms of this Policy and that the SLCC, its staff, and officers shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this service. All security issues should be immediately reported to the Information Technology Director.


SLCC reserves the right to review and change the policy regarding the use of IT services at any time and to notify the user by posting an updated version of the agreement to the SLCC website. The student is responsible for regularly reviewing SLCC policies. Continued use of the service after any such changes shall constitute consent to such changes. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

FERPA-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FERPA is a federal law that applies to educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The statute is found at 20 U.S. Code, Section 1232g and the regulations are found at 34 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 99. Under FERPA regulations, colleges must generally grant students who are attending a postsecondary institution, access to their educational information, the opportunity to seek and have their records amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from their records.

FERPA requires the College to protect the privacy of students’ records with regard to access to their college records, the release of such records, and the opportunity to challenge records should the records be inaccurate, misleading, or inappropriate. No information, other than the data determined to be “directory information” can be provided to a custodial parent, non-custodial parent, or other third party without the student’s express permission unless very specific criteria have been met.

FERPA requires the College to establish a policy with regard to the data items that can be released to third parties upon request and to establish the procedures for the release of such information. Students have the option of making their “file” and “data” confidential. A student who chooses to have their data marked as confidential is required to complete the Student Information Form. The student’s record is then identified as confidential in the student information system and all their protected information is excluded from the College’s directory.



The College must:

  1. Have the student’s written consent prior to the disclosure of education records
  2. Ensure that the consent is signed, dated, and states the purpose of the disclosure.

Schools are generally prohibited from disclosing personally identifiable information about a student without written consent. Exceptions to this rule include:

  1. Disclosures made to school officials with legitimate educational interests
  2. Disclosures made to another school at which the student intends to enroll
  3. Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
  4. Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school
  5. Accrediting organizations
  6. To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena
  7. Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies
  8. Disclosures made to state or local education authorities for auditing or evaluating federal- or state-supported education programs or enforcing federal laws that relate to those programs.
  9. Disclosures including information the school has designated as “directory information.”

When a student turns 18 years old or enters a post-secondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to the parent under FERPA transfer to the student (“eligible student”). However, FERPA provides ways in which a school may, but is not required to, share information from an eligible student’s education records with parents, without the student’s consent. For example:

  • Schools may disclose education records to parents if the student is claimed as a dependent for tax purposes.
  • Schools may disclose education records to parents if a health or safety emergency involves their son or daughter.
  • Schools may inform parents if the student, who is under the age of 21, has violated any law or policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.
  • A school official may generally share with a parent information that is based on that official’s personal knowledge or observation of the student.

Students may choose to have their records released to a parent, or other third party, on a one-time or one-year basis by completing the Student Information Form. This form is also used to rescind the release.

Health or Safety Emergency Records - The College is allowed to disclose, without the student’s consent, education records, including personally identifiable information from those records, to protect the student’s health and safety and that of other individuals. At such times, records and information may be released to appropriate parties such as law enforcement officials, public health officials, and trained medical personnel. This exception to FERPA’s general consent rule is limited to the period of the emergency, and generally does not allow for a blanket release of personally identifiable information.

Disciplinary Records - While a student’s disciplinary records are protected as education records under FERPA, there are certain circumstances in which disciplinary records may be disclosed without the student’s consent. The College may disclose to an alleged victim of any crime of violence or non-forcible     sex offense the final results of a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the College against the alleged perpetrator of that crime. The College may disclose to any person or educational institution the final results of a disciplinary hearing, if it determines that (1) the student is an alleged perpetrator of violence or non-forcible sex offender with respect to the allegation made against the student, or (2) the student has committed a violation of the College’s rules or policies.

Directory Information - Directory information may be released to the public without the student’s consent following specific request procedures. Directory information will not be released if the student completed the Student Information Form and requested in writing that their information remain confidential.

At any time a student may complete the Student Information form in the Office of the Registrar to mark the student’s records as confidential.

The SLCC directory information includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • College e-mail address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Dates of attendance
  • Enrollment status
  • Major or department
  • Classification
  • Academic awards and honors received
  • Degree received and date conferred
  • Lists of prospective graduates
  • Participation in officially recognized activities

SLCC reserves the right to provide additional information, such as street address, email address, and phone number, where there is a signed articulation agreement with another postsecondary institution for purposes of recruitment, and in cases that are superseded by the Solomon Amendment giving military recruiters access to the student’s recruiting information.

Any other information is considered to be personally identifiable information and cannot be released to a third party, including parents, without the student’s written consent.

Directory Requests - The procedure to request SLCC directory information is indicated below. Directory information requests are not recorded in the student’s individual records.

  1. The request must be made in writing on the letterhead of the company, agency, or school requesting the information.
  2. If the request is being made by an individual, the request needs to indicate the name, address, and phone number of the requestor and the reason for the request.
  3. Requests for the entire student directory, requests from any military sources under the Solomon Amendment, or requests for a “class” of students, such as all students in any one major, should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.

Student Access to Educational Records - The College is required by FERPA to:

  1. Provide students with an opportunity to inspect and review their education records within 45 days of receipt of the student’s request.
  2. Provide students with copies of education records or otherwise make records available to the student if, for instance, the student lives outside of commuting distance of the College.
  3. Redact the names and other personally identifiable information about other students that may be included in the student’s education records.

Amendment of Educational Records - Under FERPA, the College must:

  1. Consider a student’s request to amend inaccurate or misleading information in their education records.
  2. Offer the student a hearing on the matter, if the College decides not to amend the records in accordance with the request.
  3. Offer the student a right to place a statement to be kept and disclosed with the record, if as a result of the hearing, the College decides not to amend the record.

The College is not required to consider requests for amendment under FERPA that:

  1. Seek to change a grade or disciplinary record
  2. Seek to change the opinions or reflections of a college official or other person reflected in an education record.

Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-5901


Questions about the administration of FERPA at SLCC and the release or amendment of any of the student’s records, should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar.


Student Requests

  • Change in Records - A written request to change the student’s record should be made if there is any change in the student’s status. Typical changes include name, address, phone number, social security number, and program code (major). Most changes require the student to present appropriate documentation.
  • Enrollment Verification - An official college statement indicating term of enrollment and the student’s status (e.g., full-time or part-time) can be downloaded from LOLA.
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation - A statement of all coursework and grades accepted from another postsecondary institution. Transcript evaluation summary is available through LOLA.
  • Non-Release of Directory Information - A student can request a non-release of directory information by completing the Student Information Form on the Registrar’s page on SLCC’s website. Once completed the student can submit the form to the Registrar’s Office. This non-release request will remain in effect until the student requests a removal of the non-release hold.
  • Official Transcripts - Transcripts are processed through the National Student Clearinghouse website. Once the student opens the National Student Clearinghouse homepage, the student will need to select the “Students” tab from the main page, then select “Order or Track a Transcript” and follow the instructions provided by National Student Clearinghouse. Students will need to provide their name and Social Security Number (SSN).


Drug-Free Campus Policy

South Louisiana Community College is committed to maintaining a drug-free facility for all students and employees. SLCC complies with all federal and state laws which prohibit the abuse of drugs, including alcohol, on campus, or at any activity sanctioned by the college. It is unlawful to possess, use, or distribute illicit drugs on SLCC’s property or at any college-sponsored event whether or not the event is conducted on campus. SLCC is a drug and alcohol-free zone under Louisiana Law and will not shield any student, employee, or visitor from action by civil authorities. The Office of Student Services provides counseling, referral services, and other assistance to students, faculty, and staff who seek help with substance abuse problems.

Weapons Free Campus

South Louisiana Community College prohibits unauthorized possession of weapons as defined by state law and College policy. Any student found in violation of this policy will be suspended, expelled, or barred from the College, in addition to any and all other applicable penalties.

Campus Safety and Security

SLCC’s Safety and Security Department is charged with the responsibility for on-campus security, safety, law enforcement, emergency services, traffic, and parking. SLCC secures its property and the safety of its students and personnel through security guards provided through the private sector. The SLCC Safety and Security Department will investigate all criminal activity and incidents committed on SLCC property. The department is located in the Devalcourt Building at the Lafayette Campus, or in the main office at each corresponding SLCC campus. All offices operate on a schedule that encompasses college operating hours. If assistance is needed, please contact the office at (337) 521.8914. Officials from area law enforcement agencies are also available for assistance on a 24-hour basis.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

The SLCC Department of Public Safety complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics. This Act requires colleges/universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. SLCC posts campus crime statistics in general public areas. Students, employees, and others can obtain a copy of the campus crime statistics by contacting the SLCC Office of Public Safety in Room 140 of the Lafayette campus at 320 Devalcourt, or by visiting http://ope.ed.gov/security/ Enter “South Louisiana Community College” to receive a listing of all campuses.


South Louisiana Community College has the responsibility of regulating vehicular traffic on all of its campuses and sites. The College also is responsible for ensuring that all motor vehicles and bicycles used on campus follow college guidelines for orderly and safe operation.

Starting fall 2018, everyone who parks on campus, including visitors, must register each vehicle with the Office of Safety and Security.  All vehicles parked on any SLCC campus/site, at any time, must properly display a valid parking tag/decal/permit. The tag/decal/permit and its tag number must be clearly visible. 

The Lafayette campus parking lots are identified by signs, Student and Faculty/Staff have assigned parking. Some parking lots are shared by Students and Faculty/Staff.

Anyone operating a vehicle outside of College guidelines may be issued a warning or citation by campus security. Warnings/Citations will be issued to those who:

  • Park in areas that are assigned for specific needs (e.g. visitor parking, disabled, reserved, and parking with cones in place)
  • Do not follow the basic rules of parking (eg. parking in the wrong area, failure to display parking tag/decal/permit, parking in driveways, grass areas, or near the loading dock.)

Please visit our website for more information on parking rules and maps.

Smoke-free Buildings, Campuses, and Facilities

In accordance with Louisiana No. 211 of the 2013 regular session, SLCC seeks to provide a safe, healthy, pleasant environment for its faculty, staff students, and visitors. To this end, SLCC maintains by policy and practice, a tobacco and tobacco product-free environment. The college will classify electronic delivery devices (ex. E-cigarettes, vape pens, vaporizers, mechanical mods, etc.) in the same manner as traditional tobacco products. Signage is present throughout SLCC facilities clearly indicating that all buildings and outdoor areas are smoke-free. The use of tobacco and all tobacco products is prohibited in all indoor facilities and outdoor areas and within all state-owned vehicles. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on campus and this policy extends to all faculty, staff, students guests, and visitors to SLCC.

Lost and Found

SLCC’s Campus Security coordinates Lost & Found. Lost & Found items can be turned in or picked up at corresponding SLCC Campus Security offices, or contact the appropriate Campus Coordinator in the main office at each of the College sites. Additionally, on the Lafayette campus, please check with the library.

Minors on Campus

The College seeks to provide an environment that is conducive to study and work. Parents who bring minors on campus must recognize this and ensure that there is no disruption to others caused by minors. Students may bring minors on campus if they are under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian at all times, with the exception of College-sponsored childcare centers, minors who are enrolled in SLCC courses, or other approved activities. A minor should not be allowed to attend class but may be provided an exception with the permission of the instructor.

The College has health and safety obligations to staff, students, and visitors. Minors cannot be allowed in areas, such as labs or workshop areas, where there may be unreasonable health and safety risks. Therefore, a minor’s access to some areas will be restricted for safety reasons.

The College reserves the right to direct that a minor is removed from campus where the presence of the minor is causing unacceptable health and/or safety risk.

Free Speech 

The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana and Community Technical College System (LCTCS) and South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) in accordance with Act 666 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, codified at R.S. 17:3399.31 through 3399.37 (“Louisiana Campus Free Expression Law”), deems the free and open inquiry into all matters fundamental to the mission of higher education and is committed to the preservation of the lawful, free expression of ideas at all of its member institutions, subject only to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions. All postsecondary institutions under the management and control of LCTCS shall allow and protect expressive activities by any person lawfully present on campus property in accordance with all applicable laws and this Policy.


Expressive activities may be undertaken in most outdoor areas or campuses. SLCC encourages civil dialogue and expression and sharing of opinions and beliefs that do not pose a threat of physical harm to any student, faculty, staff, or visitor.

Compliance with Laws

  1. South Louisiana Community College will strive to ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression, allowing for all forms of peaceful assembly, protest, speech, distribution of literature, carrying signs, and circulating petitions, which are protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution of Louisiana. Neither the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America nor Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution of Louisiana protects harassment or threats or expressions directed to provoke and likely to produce imminent lawless actions.
  2. South Louisiana Community College’s role is not to shield individuals from speech protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and Article I Section 7 of the Constitution of Louisiana, and other applicable laws, including, without limitation, ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive. SLCC shall not deny a belief-based student organization any benefit or privilege available to any other student organization, or otherwise discriminate against a belief-based organization, based on the expression of the organization, including any requirement that the leaders or members of the organization: a. Affirm and adhere to the organization’s sincerely held beliefs; b. Comply with the organization’s standards of conduct; c. Further the organization’s mission or purpose, as defined by the organization.
  3. Students, faculty, and staff have the freedom to discuss any topic that presents itself, as provided under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution of Louisiana, and other applicable laws within the limits on time, place, and manner of expression that are necessary to achieve a significant institutional interest; such restrictions shall provide ample alternative means of expression.
  4. Any limitations on time, place, and manner shall be those that are necessary to achieve a significant institutional interest only, and that provide ample alternative means of expression. Those who wish to assemble and engage in noncommercial expressive activities on the public areas of SLCC’s campuses shall be permitted to do so freely, as long as the conduct is not unlawful and does not materially and substantially disrupt the functioning of the campus. Public areas which include outdoor areas of the SLCC’s campuses, are considered traditional public forums, and are open to expressive activities. All expressive activities, protests, or demonstrations must be held during normal working hours of the College. Such activities are not permitted when the campus is closed.
  5. SLCC students, faculty and staff may assemble and engage in spontaneous and contemporaneous expressive activity as long as such activity is not unlawful and does not materially and substantially disrupt the functioning of the institution.
  6. Any person lawfully present on a SLCC campuses may protest or demonstrate there.
  7. Protests and demonstrations that infringe upon the constitutional rights of others to engage in or listen to expressive activity by creating a substantial and material disruption to the functioning of the institution or to someone’s expressive activity shall not be permitted.
  8. The public areas of all SLCC campuses are traditional public forums that are open on the same terms to any speaker. Public areas generally consist of outdoor areas that are accessible to the majority of students, administrators, faculty, and staff, such as grassy areas, public walkways, or other similar common areas, and do not include areas where access is restricted including, but not limited to, classrooms, faculty and staff offices, administrative offices, service area offices, Testing Centers, Success Centers, or any areas where students are engaging in learning activities, or faculty, staff, and administration are performing their official duties.
  9. This policy supersedes and nullifies any provision in the policies and regulations of SLCC that restricts speech on campus and that any such provision is therefore inconsistent with this policy on free expression.
  10. Students who feel aggrieved by a violation of this policy should contact the Office of Student Engagement. Faculty or staff who feel aggrieved by a violation of this policy should contact the Director of Human Resources.


South Louisiana Community College has recommended areas for a variety of free speech activities, e.g., speeches/presentations, rallies, distribution of literature, posting, and voter registration. To ensure that demonstrators and counter demonstrators do not interfere with the operations of SLCC or the rights of others, individuals and groups engaged in expressive activity shall not:

  • Engage in activity that violates any federal, state, or local law, including but not limited to threats of violence, infliction of harm, and vandalism;
  • Disrupt activities in areas that are used for instructional or administrative purposes, or are not otherwise open to the general public, such as classrooms, laboratories, or office areas;
  • Obstruct pedestrian, vehicular, bicycle, or other traffic;
  • Obstruct entrances or exits to buildings or driveways;
  • Disrupt or preclude a scheduled speaker from being heard;
  • Disrupt normal educational functions, business functions, scheduled ceremonies or events, including but not limited to cultural events;
  • Damage property, including hard and vegetative landscaping features;
  • Disrupt events or functions by using non-approved amplification (such as bullhorns or noise makers) or other sound (such as drums, gongs, banging on trashcans, etc.);
  • Visually obstruct or cover up speakers, their supporters, protestors, signage of demonstrators or counter demonstrators;
  • Camping overnight, including cooking, living outside or in overnight structures;
  • Wear masks that are intended to obscure the identity of the wearer for the purpose of engaging in vandalism or other criminal activity, or are intended to intimidate or to make others fear for their safety. Students may protest or demonstrate an event as long as they are not disruptive to that event. In the event that a demonstrator or counter demonstrator who is a college student, faculty member, or staff member is observed by a College official to be engaging in disruptive behavior in violation of these guidelines, that person will identify themselves upon request by the College official.

Chalking Guidelines

Chalking are forms of expression and, as such, are allowed on all SLCC campuses, subject to the guidelines specified here. All chalking must adhere to college policies.

  • Chalking is limited to students, registered student organizations, official college departments or offices, faculty members, and staff members.
  • Chalking is a temporary form of communication, typically used for meeting call-outs or immediate responses to current events. Therefore, it is permitted only in open areas on horizontal surfaces, such as sidewalks or plazas, which can reasonably be expected to be reached by rain and are not covered by an overhang.
  • Specifically, chalking is prohibited in the following areas:

    • On exterior facades of buildings; On surfaces such as walls, columns, terrace-retaining walls, trees, benches, or covered entry walkways into a building; On steps or stairs attached to or leading toward any buildings; Underneath any covering (i.e., areas which will not be washed away by rainfall); Within 10 feet of any door or building entrance.

  • Only water-soluble stick type chalk (sidewalk chalk) is allowed. No spray chalk, markers, paints (latex or oil-based), or similar products may be used.
  • Violations of these guidelines constitute grounds for removal of the material by the campus Facilities Office, which reserves the right to charge for the cost of removal and any associated repairs. Individuals or organizations that violate these guidelines may be referred to the Office of Student Engagement and comes under the Student Conduct Code. They may also be subject to civil or criminal charges (e.g., vandalism), in addition to discipline under the student or employee disciplinary process appropriate to the nature of their relationship to the college.


  • Posting of materials by other than college affiliated groups, will not be permitted on campus except in the recommended free speech areas.
  • Kiosks and/or bulletin boards located in the recommended free speech areas are recommended for general posting.
  • Posting is not permitted on building surfaces, trees, elevators or grounds.
  • Material content must convey lawful activities and not be misleading.
  • Commercial literature must have the organization/institution affiliation, along with address and telephone number clearly stated.
  • Materials posted on recommended “free speech” bulletin boards or kiosks will be removed weekly.
  • South Louisiana Community College does not endorse, approve, authorize, sponsor or regulate any commercial business, commodity, or service posted or distributed oncampus in the free speech areas.
  • These guidelines are designed to prevent disruption of SLCC’s educational and business functions and other College events and activities, to protect individual and public safety, and to prevent destruction of property.

Distribution of Literature

  • Petitions, circulars, leaflets, newspapers and printed materials may be distributed in the recommended free speech areas.
  • No person or organization distributing materials in the free speech area shall coerce any person into accepting any material.
  • Newspapers, leaflets, and other printed materials may be left for distribution in recommended areas only. Check with Security or the Office of Student Engagement.
  • Litter resulting from discarded materials in and around the free speech areas must be retrieved by persons distributing the material prior to departure.

Process: (Non-Spontaneous Free Speech Events)

  1. Complete the free speech event registration form found on the college’s student life webpage. Complete form minimum of 1 week prior to the event.
  2. Visitor or campus group will receive event notification approval within three business days.
  3. Director for Student Engagement will notify all related campuses personnel. (Key Personnel: Executive Team, Dean of Students, Marketing & Communications, and Safety & Security)