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Academic Integrity
Academic Integrity Policy McNeese  expects all members of its academic community to demonstrate honesty and integrity in all relationships and in all coursework. Academic dishonesty in any form is not tolerated, and serious penalties are res...
Alcohol Drugs on Campus
Through the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy, the University complies with Title IV requirements, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226, Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and subsequent regulations incl...
Bus Service
The city buses of Lake Charles provide excellent service to and from the University by maintaining a schedule of regular buses every hour during the day. Buses stop on Ryan Street. Visit the City of Lake Charles website at  www.cityoflakecharle...
Campus Police
The University Police Department provides police services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to McNeese students, faculty, staff, and visitors. University Police Officers are trained in accordance with the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Train...
Code of Student Conduct
Access the Code of Student Conduct in the McNeese Student Handbook .
Computer Labs
Open-access computer labs, provided by the University and the Technology Advancement Student Committee (TASC), are available for student use. TASC, funded through a student self-assessed fee dedicated to the purchase, upkeep, and management of techn...
Counseling Center
The Counseling Center, located in Kaufman Hall Room 112E, provides comprehensive mental health counseling services to all enrolled students. Counseling helps students to effectively manage daily stressors, experience personal growth and develop...
Dining Food on Campus
The University partners with Chartwells, a subsidiary of Compass Group USA, to provide residential and retail dining services on the campus. Current dining offerings include: Holbrook Student Union: Rowdy's Dining - All you can eat campu...
Disability Accessibility Services
The Office of Disability Services, located in Drew Hall Room 200, provides academic support services and academic adjustments for emotionally, physically, and learning impaired students enrolled at the University. For students with disabilities th...
Equity and Inclusion
McNeese State University strives to provide our campus community with the tools to embrace a changing and challenging new demographic market.  To that end we will engage all communities and under-represented populations.  McNeese State Uni...
Grade Appeal or Complaint
Students have the right to appeal grades believed to be incorrect. Read the grade appeals policy here . ...
Grants
Federal Pell Grants The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based program which provides money to help undergraduates pay for their education after high school. For many students, these grants provide a foundation of financial aid, to which aid from other...
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. Additional information about FERPA can be found  here . ...
Fees and Expenses
A list of all fees can be found here and all fees are subject to change.
Honors College
The McNeese State University Honors College is for students with exceptionally strong academic records. The Honors College provides unique courses taught by exemplary professors as well as opportunities to enhance the educational experience outside ...
Honors College Scholarship, Graduation Recognition and Designation
Students admitted to the program receive four-year academic scholarships covering the cost of tuition and fees (less any TOPS scholarship award) and partial room and board. Other opportunities for students include priority registration and individua...
Housing Campus Residence Dorm
The advantages of living on campus include economic feasibility, security, close proximity to University facilities and dining services, and opportunities for participation in campus events and activities, recreational sports, and student organizati...
Holbrook Student Union
The Holbrook Student Union complex serves as the central clearinghouse for diverse student life programs and activities designed to engage students in University and community life, recognize student academic and success, and promote linkages with k...
Information Technology Resources Policy
The purpose of the policy is to guide all users in the acceptable use of IT resources at McNeese State University. McNeese State University provides access to Information Technology (IT) resources in support of its vision, mission, philosophy and r...
Intramural Sports, Recreation Complex, Gym and Workout
The Intramural Office is located in the Recreation Complex with office hours from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Intramural sports programs provide outlets for the physical and recreational talents of the student body. Intramural contests are held in f...
Loans
Federal Perkins Student Loan Program Federal Perkins Student Loan Program is available to students from low-income families. The maximum amount that a student may borrow is $1500 per semester. These loans are based on evidence of a student’s ...
Pets and Animals on Campus
The University expects employees, students, and guests to adhere to  City of Lake Charles Code of Ordinances and the  Code of Ordinances of the Parish of Calcasieu, Louisiana regarding animals on campus. Animals running at large are...
Refund of Housing Room Board Dorm Charges
For information concerning deposits, call the Office of Student Housing and Residence Life at (337) 475-5606.  Additional information can be found  here. ...
Reporting Crime on Campus
Potential criminal activity, criminal activity, and other emergencies on the McNeese campus can be reported directly to the University Police. The  on-campus emergency number is 111 and can be accessed from any campus phone. For off-campu...
Resume, Job Search, Career Help
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Satisfactory Academic Progress
The policies for satisfactory academic progress (SAP) can be found here. To be eligible for financial assistance, a student must meet minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards as listed in the university catalog each semester - fall,...
Scholarships
Academic scholarships are administered by the Office of Scholarships. The office coordinates the application, selection, and disbursement processes for academic scholarships and provides assistance to prospective and current students on scholarship ...
Steps in Applying for Financial Assistance
The steps in applying for Financial Assistance can be found here . State and federal student aid programs, administered by the Office of Financial Aid, include loans, grants, and work opportunities. The type and amount of aid available to a studen...
Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
Registration at the University is understood to mean the enrolling student understands and agrees to abide by and observe the rules and regulations of the University and applicable civil law. Regulations pertaining to student conduct are under the a...
Student Complaint
Information to file a student complaint can be found here.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student body’s official voice for representation and advocacy for student concerns within the campus community. SGA is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. SGA is go...
Student Health Insurance
Student Assurances Services has been contracted to offer voluntary student and dependent health insurance coverage for international and domestic students attending McNeese. Additional information, including enrollment form, rates, payment options, ...
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is staffed by registered nurses and resident physicians who provide acute medical services for occasional, routine health problems in order to permit students to focus on achieving their academic, career, and personal goals. ...
Student Leadership Programs
The Student Leadership Programs Office offers programs and activities designed to help students integrate their co-curricular leadership experiences with personal and academic success during the collegiate experience. conferences, informational prog...
Student Multicultural Programs
The Student Multicultural Programs Office offers resources and services to create awareness and appreciation for diverse cultures and viewpoints represented within the student body and campus community. Multicultural Week, Black History programs,&nb...
Student Organizations
More than one hundred student groups are currently recognized by the University. These groups engage students in social interaction, religious and spiritual development, intellectual inquiry, political activity, advocacy for social and cultural issu...
Student Organizational Handbook
The handbook was developed to serve as a resource and to assist organizations in becoming more familiar with the University’s policies and procedures. Recognized student organizations and as a student leaders are responsible and accountable ...
Student Publications Newspaper Yearbook Journal
Three student publications are officially recognized by the University:  The Log, The Contraband, and Arena. The Log is the official yearbook of the University. A student editor and production staff are selected each year and tasked with the r...
Student Rights and Responsibilites
Each student is  responsible for completing all degree requirements established by McNeese and the appropriate college and department. It is the student’s responsibility to be informed of requirements and any changes which may be implemen...
Student Union Board
The Student Union Board (SUB) contributes to the social, recreational, cultural, and educational development of students, faculty, and alumni through an array of programs and services. As a separate entity from all other groups and organizations, SU...
On-Campus Student Employment
Through Federal Work-Study Program, students are awarded a part-time job on campus by the Office of Financial Aid and will be assigned a department to work in by the Student Employment Office. Students may be considered for employment depending upon...
Post Printed Materials and Signs on Campus
To insure that McNeese  maintains an attractive campus appearance and protects the rights of all campus organizations and individuals as well as University property, a policy relating to the posting of all printed materials (papers, signs, post...
Testing Services
McNeese students have several options for testing services. Office of Testing Services , is located in Burton Business Center Room 211B, offers testing services for college entrance and placement examinations (ACT, ACCUPLACER), graduate and profes...
Transfer Credit
McNeese’s process of evaluating credits from other schools includes the evaluation of course learning objectives and grading policies, as well as established transfer articulation agreements, such as the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Maste...
Tutoring Online and On-Campus
McNeese has several tutoring options available on campus and online to assist students.   Contact your instructor for help outside of class - Additional instruction can be arranged after class by contacting the course instructor for help. &n...
Use Campus Buildings and Facilities
Student clubs and organizations have the right of use of certain campus facilities while conducting legitimate business of a recognized student organization.  Read more about policies here . ...
Vehicle Registration Parking
Information about McNeese Parking Regulations, including university traffic and parking regulations, is available online at  www.mcneese.edu/police/parking . To park on campus, students, faculty, and staff members must register a vehicle with ...
Voter Registration
McNeese State University is a state designated agency for the State of Louisiana, Office of Voter Registration. Voter registration information is distributed to students during election cycles through the University email digest system and civic eng...