UL System Students Holding Weeks of Service through October 2

BATON ROUGE – Students on University of Louisiana System campuses are hosting service projects and sponsoring drives over the next two weeks in support of nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Each year the new Student Government Association Presidents who make up the UL System’s Student Advisory Council commit to a service-learning project. This year, leaders identified the weeks of September 21 and September 28 as Collections Weeks.

“Our goal is to let our communities know we’re here to support them,” said UL System student board member Maggie Brakeville of Louisiana Tech. “Everyone can give something. Even if it’s a can of soup.”

Here’s a list of events and student leader contact information:

University of New Orleans

  • September 28- Oct. 2 – Collection of school supplies (notebooks, pencils and other basic school supplies) in partnership with the University of Belize in Belmopan. They will be directed to current students who are in need, as well as students in the university’s college prep programs.

Contact Joy Ballard, SGA President, sgpresident@uno.edu, (504) 280-6229 (office)

University of Louisiana at Monroe

  • September 21- 25
    • SGA is hosting a competition of RSO’s (Recognized Student Organizations)
      • Collecting items for local Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter.
      • Top three organizations win a monetary prize

Contact Marc Calhoun, calhoum@warhawks.ulm.edu, (318) 342-3485 (office)
University of Louisiana Lafayette

  • Student Government Association Collection Drive Benefitting Lafayette Animal Aid
    • Turn in the collected goods September 24 in the Quad between 11-1

Contact: Kirsten Allen, kaa4134@louisiana.edu, (337) 482-6802 (office)
Southeastern Louisiana University

  • September 21 – Food Drive will begin and ends September 24
  • September 22 – National Voters Registration
  • September 24 – “Cool” Collection – collect blankets, jackets, and jeans from campus organizations.

Contact: Alexis Quackenbush, alexis.quackenbush@selu.edu, (985)549-2296 (office)
Northwestern State University

  • September 21-25 – Clothing Drive for DOVES 

Contact: Matthew Whitaker, mwhitaker553662@nsula.edu, (318) 357-4510 (office)
Nicholls State University

  • September 28- October 2
  • Donate money for United Way and an organization that the university’s International Community formed to give financial support to their homelands

Contact: Lillie Bourgeois, sga.president@nicholls.edu, (985) 448-4555 (office)
McNeese State University

  • Sept. 22 – Book drive for the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Sept. 24 – Miscellaneous goods drive for the Women’s Shelter
  • Sept. 29 – Instrument drive for MusicMakers2U
  • Oct. 1 –    Canned food drive for Abraham’s Ten

Contact: Marvin (Trae) Block, traeb041493@gmail.com, (337) 475-5641 (office)

Louisiana Tech University

  • Collected canned food items for Christian Community Action Center and Paper goods (paper towels, toilet tissue, paper plates, moist towelettes) for DART
  • Collections due to the SGA Office by 3 p.m. September 24

Contact: Maggie Brakeville, mlb082@latech.edu, (318) 257-4565 (office)
Grambling State University

  • September 28th – October 2nd  – Clothing Drive

Contact: Jonathan Wallace, jonathan.wallace7@yahoo.com, (318) 274-2540 (office)



ABOUT THE UL SYSTEM: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in Louisiana enrolling almost 89,000 students at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the University of New Orleans