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Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana, United States
Southeastern Louisiana University is a state-funded public university in Hammond, Louisiana, United States. It was founded in 1925 by Linus A. Sims, the principal of Hammond High School, as Hammond Junior College, located in a wing of the high school building. Sims succeeded in getting the campus moved to north Hammond in 1928, when it became known as Southeastern Louisiana College.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Southeastern Louisiana University began as a grass-roots movement by the people of Hammond and the surrounding area, who recognized the need for an institution of higher education in order to further the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana. What began as a junior college supported by local taxes has developed into a major university.


While our highly qualified faculty are focused on teaching students for tomorrow's success, they are also providing experiential learning opportunities like ground-breaking research, service-learning courses and creative activities.

We offer more than 60 degree programs – and a lot more. Our students benefit from active learning that takes them beyond the classroom and into the real world through related programs like service-learning, study abroad and more.

We provide a variety of hands-on academic resources to guarantee your success at Southeastern. Our students come from a variety of locations and backgrounds, and it's our goal to make sure each one of them succeeds personally, academically and professionally.


Research at Southeastern enhances learning opportunities for students and enriches scholarly experiences for faculty. Students gain valuable experience working alongside their professors on research projects that contribute to the economic development and culture of our region.

Research Centers and Institutes
  • Business Research Center
  • Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies
  • Institute for Biodiversity and Interdisciplinary Studies (IBIS)
  • The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Research Program (PBRP)
  • Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station 
  • Sponsored Research and Programs


Enjoy your recruitment experience with the Office of Career Services! Career Fair is our annual, university-wide career fair, held every fall, which is designated as our premiere career-oriented event. The Office of Career Services has stressed customer service for you, the employer, so that you can enjoy your recruitment experience with us.

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Student services

The Mission of the Client Services Help Desk at Southeastern Louisiana University is to provide instruction, support and consultation to faculty and staff in the efficient use of the latest software technology available, and to provide timely hardware installation, service and maintenance.

The Southeastern Student Help Desk is a technical support service for students who are using the various computer systems at Southeastern.  Around-the-clock telephone support as well as daytime and evening chat support are available to students that may be experiencing technical challenges.  It is our goal to support the students that use our systems so that their Southeastern experience is less complicated.

Housing services

ODS provides disability-related accommodations to students who are qualified and self-identify with the office. Accommodations are modifications within the classroom environment that allow an otherwise qualified student with a disability equal access as to any other non-disabled peer. 

In order to receive accommodations, students must present faculty with proper notification from the Office of Disability Services. It is the student's responsibility to self-identify with the Office of Disability Services and to request accommodations each semester. Students may request accommodations at any time during the semester, until the two weeks prior to the beginning of final exams.

Library services

The mission of the Linus A. Sims Memorial Library is to provide materials, services and instruction that support the University community and to promote information literacy and lifelong learning within the region. 

ICT services

  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • VGA Adapters for iPads
  • Wireless Keyboards
  • USB HeadsetAssistive Keyboard
  • Portable CD/DVD Drives
  • Video Cameras
  • Calculators
  • Universal Card Reader

Medical services

University Health Center

  • Minor Illnesses and Injuries
  • Physical Exams
  • Women's and Men's Health (fee based services)
  • Immunizations
  • Injections
  • Prescriptions

Student Life

Campus life

There are many advantages to living on campus!

Living on campus puts you in a prime position for academic success! You are within walking distance of the library, classroom buildings and computer labs. And because our residential facilities house a mix of majors, there's always someone you can partner with to study.

A great benefit of living on campus is having the opportunity to meet other on campus residents! You'll meet interesting and diverse people from the region, the nation, and even the world! Many of the friendships you form as an on campus resident will last a lifetime

Sports facilities

Since June 6, 2001, the Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Student Activity Center has been the "fitness home" to thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of alumni wanting to improve their levels of physical fitness and activity. In addition to our high quality equipment, the Student Activity Center is also proud to hold events for Southeastern students, alumni, and faculty, such as massage therapy, career fairs and more! 

Student clubs

Student Organizations at Southeastern are an integral part of campus life and one of the best opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom. Students are provided with opportunities to gain experiences and knowledge from the classroom with the everyday experience of living and working in a society with people of varied cultures, interests, ideas and values.

A student organization is defined as a group of Southeastern students joined together in pursuit of a common purpose, which is in support of the mission, goals and core values of Southeastern, guided by a lawful constitution under the direction of chosen officers and officially recognized by the Division for Student Affairs.


Southeastern Louisiana University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Southeastern is a Level V institution.

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Science
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Hammond, Louisiana, United States

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