Student Affairs


The Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with other administrative and support services, is committed to providing a holistic approach to personal counseling, career counseling, student development and academic coaching. Students served by this office are respected and treated in concert with the ideals and values of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Student Affairs is dedicated to promoting the self-advocacy of students and is committed to working with the college administration in the development and revision of policies and procedures relevant to student life. Student Affairs is comprised of the following student-centered areas: Counseling Services, Student Development, Career Services, Academic Coaching, Tutoring and Disability Services. For more information please visit

Counseling Services and Academic Coaching

Counseling Services, in concert with faculty, administration and staff accept each student as an individual of worth, possessing dignity, free will and the potential for personal and professional growth. The mission of the Counseling Staff is to provide quality academic, career and personal counseling, as well as disability services. The Academic Counseling Center offers a variety of programs and services, including disability services, designed to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The Center provides workshops and information sessions that promote the development of skills to enhance academic success, such as reading, note taking, test taking, as well as individual and group study. The Center also provides assessment and intervention strategies for those students who require reading remediation. The Academic Coaching Center also maintains the Tutor Lab, which offers individual and group tutoring sessions.

. All services are free to students.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center offers free to students a 24-hour Crisis-Oriented Evaluation Service (COPE). The COPE service phone line is (225) 765-8900.

Career Services

Career Services offers assistance with career assessments ( personality, interest and values), career decision making, interviewing skills, workshops, information sessions, resume writing and job search strategies. Center staff assist students who are not accepted into a clinical program find another clinical program that would meet the needs of their individual needs. CareerServices  also provides job fairs each semester to help students' research future employment opportunities and group tutoring sessions in most core curriculum courses.

Student Organizations

In addition to the regular schedule of the academic curriculum, there is a program of co-curricular activities on the campus. Campus organizations are managed by students, under faculty and administration guidance, and offer ample opportunities for growth in character, citizenship and leadership. Specific information on Student Organizations can be found at

The Student Government Association (SGA) provides a form of representative self-government to all students enrolled in the College. Through this organization, rules and regulations are formulated and carried out, and plans for student activities are made and implemented. In order for the SGA to successfully meet the needs of the student body,  all students are encouraged and expected to attend the monthly meetings and associated activities.. For more information,  please contact Student Affairs at 225-490-1620 or  for more information. 

Student Affairs  is located at  5421 Didesse Dr., Suite A., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. The main office number is (225) 490-1620.Information below, presented alphabetically, includes a wide range of resources and services available to Our Lady of the Lake College students.

Campus Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of Our Lady of the Lake College that all employees, students and authorized users of the College facilities be able to enjoy a campus environment free from all forms of discrimination, including but not limited to, verbal, physical, electronic, racial, gender or ethnic harassment. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  Sexual harassment of students can be a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.  The following types of conduct constitute sexual harassment:

  1. Quid Pro Quo Harassment: A school employee bases an educational decision on a student's submission to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other physical conduct of a sexual nature. Quid Pro Quo Harassment is unlawful whether the student resists and suffers the threatened harm or submits and thus avoids the threatened harm.

  2.  Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment: Sexually-harassing conduct can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by an employee, another student or a third party. This conduct would be sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive enough to create a hostile or abusive educational environment or to limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity.

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness is the Title IX coordinator who shall ensure that sexually harassing behavior will be dealt with immediately and in full accordance with established disciplinary procedures. In the event of an incident that appears to constitute sexual harassment, a complaint must be filed directly to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. A faculty member, staff member or a fellow student may also file a complaint on behalf of a student who has experienced possible harassment. If the Director of Institutional Effectiveness unavailable or inappropriate to contact, the written complaint may be submitted to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The procedures for preparing and submitting a complaint are found in the Student Handbook.

Clery Act

The Clery Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the act in memory of Jeanne Clery. Subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, "whistleblowers", and others from retaliation. The Violence Against Women Act was strengthened and reauthorized in 2013. The 2013 bill included what was known as the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which amends the Jeanne Clery Act and affords additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The Campus Health & Safety Director serves as the Campus Security Authority (CSA) 


Everyone who parks on campus must have a College-issued parking permit. New students are issued parking permits at student orientation or from the Admissions Office. The permit is a hang-tag, which must be displayed on the rear view mirror of each vehicle.

Parking maps are available from the receptionist in the Administration Building, as well as in the center of the Campus Safety and Security Booklet. Please note that it is unacceptable for students to park in the hospital or clinic lots, as this prevents patients and visitors from parking near medical facilities.

Vehicles must be parked within yellow designated parking lines according to city ordinances. Campus security officers will enforce parking regulations. Baton Rouge police will issue tickets for parking violations on campus as they would in any other area of the city. Cars may be booted or towed, at the owner’s expense, if parked in restricted areas.

Spiritual Life

Religious understanding is essential in promoting the spiritual and psychosocial needs of persons of all faiths. Students may consult the Our Lady of the Lake College Campus Minister regarding religious and ethical issues. Daily masses are held in the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Chapel is located on the first floor of the Medical Center and is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. All students are welcome to attend services and/or visit the Chapel for meditation and prayer. Additionally, all students are welcome to visit with the College Campus Minister or the College's Reflection Room, located at 5414 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, LA  70808.

The College sponsors quarterly College Masses throughout the academic year specifically for students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. The College also sponsors weekly Lenten reflections during the Lenten season.

Students with Disabilities

Our Lady of the Lake College complies with the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Section 504, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the 2008 American with Disabilities ACT and Amended Act (ADAAA) to ensure equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.

ADA Definition of Disability
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has a three-part definition of disability. Under ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or (2) has a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. Accommodation(s) requests can be made by contacting the Office of Student Affairs at 225-490-1620.

Students enrolled in distributed learning programs and courses have access to the same support services as those enrolled in traditional on-campus programs and courses as presented in this Catalog.