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Students are the driving force behind each of our nine universities. Please see the information below about resources and initiatives that will enhance the student experience.

Pictured from left: Grambling State University SGA President Steven Wilson, Louisiana Tech University SGA President Abi Olsen, Southeastern Louisiana University SGA President Karley Bordelon, University of New Orleans SGA President Christine Bourgeois, University of Louisiana at Monroe SGA President Olivia Bailey, University of Louisiana at Lafayette SGA President Rachel Lautigar, Nicholls State University SGA President Emma Bourgeois, and Northwestern State University SGA President Jacob Ellis. McNeese State University SGA President Andres Arias not pictured.

Student Advisory Council (SAC)

This is an officially-recognized advisory council to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Consisting of the Student Government presidents from the System’s nine universities, SAC provides an important link between the needs of the students on the campuses and the goals of the System. The Council members receive input, such as suggestions for improvements, from the students at each of the individual universities and share these inputs among the group. The System's student Board member acts as the Council’s spokesperson to the Board of Supervisors.

Meet the 2019-20 Student Advisory Council

An officially-recognized advisory council to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Steven Wilson

Grambling State University


Hometown: Winnfield, LA

Classification: Senior

Major: Biology Pre-med

Interesting Fact: He is a triplet.

Abi Olsen

Louisiana Tech University

Hometown: Belle Chasse, LA

Classification: Senior

Major: Industrial Engineering

Interesting Fact: She is a twin.

Andres Arias

McNeese State University

Hometown: Cali, Colombia

Classification: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Interesting Fact: He is the first International Student Body President at McNeese.

Emma Bourgeois

Nicholls State University

Hometown: Thibodaux, LA

Classification: Senior

Major: Health Science Pre Professional with a minor in Psychology

Interesting Fact: She’s been to over ten different countries.

Jacob Ellis

Northwestern State University


Hometown: Athens, LA

Classification: Senior

Major: Business Administration

Interesting Fact: He is a quadruplet.

Karley Bordelon

Southeastern Louisiana University


Hometown: Hammond, LA

Classification: Junior

Major: Social Studies Education Grades 6-12

Interesting Fact: She used to throw the javelin.

Rachel Lautigar

University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Hometown: Sterlington, LA

Classification: Senior

Major: Political Science and History

Interesting Fact: She is a synesthete.

Olivia Bailey

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Hometown: Lake Charles, LA

Classification: Junior

Major: Risk Management and Insurance

Interesting Fact: She plans to attend law school after graduation.

Christine Bourgeois

University of New Orleans

Christine Bourgeois


Hometown: Lafitte, LA

Classification: Junior

Major: Marketing

Interesting Fact: She is a great cook.

Student Resources

TOPS and Financial Aid Resources

Do you have questions about TOPS and Financial Aid? Visit our friends at the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance to help better plan your college career.

Hazing Policy

You could be the difference in preventing future hazing incidents. You may anonymously report the incident using the form below or click the link to your institution’s hazing policy.

Interested in taking classes online?

University of Louisiana System schools offer the most online degree programs in the state. Find the program that fits your needs.

For Future Students

Want to transfer from a community college? In addition to discipline-specific 2+2 program partnerships between our universities and Louisiana's community colleges, UL System schools participate in the state's Transfer Degree Guarantee.

Study Abroad Programs

Students participating in study abroad programs earn credit at their home institution, just as if they were taking courses there. Grades earned are computed as part of the student’s official GPA. Find a program that’s right for you!

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