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Student Handbook

Authority: President
Date Enacted or Revised: March, 2016; Revised July 2016; January 2020; August 2020

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Administrative Authority & Scope of Policy

The Student Handbook is a codification of existing rules and regulations that pertain to students and student life whether traditional and/or online students. The Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities represents the University’s interest in creating and maintaining a learning environment conducive to academic excellence and student success. The Code of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity is promulgated by the Office of Student Services under the power and authority delegated by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System to the President of McNeese State University. This publication is designed to enhance the role, scope, and mission of the University by communicating expectations pertaining to student behavior and prescribing procedures for managing violations of University policies. The Index of Key Policies Impacting Student Conduct identifies several, but not all, institutional regulations of particular significance to students. The University asserts an interest in the conduct of its students and expects students to observe University regulations and obey civil law at all times, whether on the campus or in the community at large, throughout the period in which they seek admission to, are admitted to, are enrolled in or seeking continuing enrollment in the University. Students may be subject to disciplinary action by the University for any conduct that violates University regulations or civil and criminal laws, regardless of location wherein the conduct occurs, whether on or off campus. Students are further held accountable for the conduct of their guests on the campus or at University-sponsored or controlled events, functions, and locations including, but not limited to, entertainment and athletic venues, internship and cooperative education sites, off-campus instruction and clinical sites, and related locations.

Currency of Document

The Student Handbook is current as of the date printed on page 2 of the handbook under Currency of Document. The most current versions of policies referenced within this handbook may be found at

Contact Information

Questions regarding the content and enforcement of policies referenced within the Student Handbook may be forwarded to:
Mailing Address:

Office of Student Services
McNeese State University
Box 92535
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609

Physical Address:

4300 Jeff Davis Drive
Holbrook Student Union Annex (New Ranch)
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609

Telephone: 337-475-5709
Fax: 337-475-5608