Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for creating a positive campus environment that enhances and complements the academic mission of the University while providing students with co-curricular events, activities, and services they’ll need to make the most of their college experience.  They are committed to providing a holistic approach to student development providing an array of resources and services to help students develop academically, professionally, and socially during their college career. Student Affairs is comprised of the following areas:

 Academic Coaching and Peer Tutoring

Academic Coaching provides tools for academic success.  Each student is provided with the opportunity to meet individually or in groups with an Academic Coach in such areas as, Learning Styles, Note Taking Skills, Technical Reading Strategies, Test taking skills, Study Skills, Time Management, Organizational Skills, etc.  In addition Peer Tutoring is provided free for students in all pre-requisite areas of study. To sign up for a tutoring session please visit Student Affairs or fill out the Tutoring Request form on the College Portal.

Career Services

Career Services provides a broad range of career planning services. These services include one-on-one guidance to help students attain the knowledge, skills, and contacts they need to find their career path and employment. Free services include career counseling, resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, and career exploration resources. Additionally, Career Services host a semi-annual Career Fair as an opportunity for student to network with potential employers.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides assistance, support, and assessment of problems for all students. Individual counseling can help students successfully manage their stress, anxiety, relationships and other areas of concern in a confidential and supportive setting.

Disability Services

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is committed to making programs and activities available to qualified students with disabilities.  In compliance with Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amended Act of 2008, the University recognizes a student with a disability as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified students with disabilities unless they impose an undue hardship on the University. Disability Services, within Student Affairs, is responsible for coordinating services for students with disabilities ensure free and equal access for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Student Advocacy

Student Affairs is dedicated to serving as student advocates providing students with assistance in navigating the University and connecting them with appropriate resources. We are able to assist students with general questions, St. Francis Emergency Funds, the University Food Pantry, University policy and procedure clarifications, and campus referrals and information.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations are a vital part of college life and offer OLOL College students a myriad of opportunities to connect and to become engaged on campus. For more information about student organizations, SGA, or Student Ambassadors contact Student Affairs at 225-490-1620 or studentaffairs@ololcollege.edu

 Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information including: Student Code of Conduct, Student Affairs, Student Services, Campus Health, Campus Safety, and General College Policies and Information.

 

Campus Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University that all employees, students and authorized users of the University 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 Effectivenesis 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, the 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 assult certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the the law 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 ammends 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) 

Parking

Everyone who parks on campus must have a University-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 University 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 University Campus Minister or the University's Reflection Room, located at 5414 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, LA  70808.

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

Students enrolled in distance education 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.