Counseling and Support Services | Louisiana College

Counseling and Support Services

Academic achievement can benefit from support services beyond the classroom. The College offers a number of services designed to aid students in adjusting to college, setting personal goals, achieving academic success, and fulfilling developmental needs.

Counseling
Personal problems, whether from within or beyond the College environment, sometimes divert students from their educational goals. Under the guidance of the Dean of Students and the Director of Counseling and Commuter Relations, Student Development provides a setting in which students may discuss problems in confidence with a professional counselor. Students may consult a counselor regarding emotional difficulty, home conflict, marital discord, personal growth needs, academic ability, or a variety of other personal and social concerns. In counseling sessions, the emphasis is on exploring alternatives, providing insight, and evaluating new directions.

Both counselor and student agree to maintain the private nature of information shared by the student. This confidentiality is essential to an effective counseling relationship and is assured at Louisiana College. All counseling records are secured by the Counselor and may not be shared with other persons without the expressed approval of the student.

Sessions are usually scheduled for one hour. Interested students may call the Director of Counseling. Academic advising is a function of the Academic Affairs area and is not supervised by the Counseling Center.

For further information regarding counseling services call 318.487.7420.

Library Services
Louisiana College's Richard W. Norton Memorial Library contains hard-copy, electronic copy and access to a multitude of titles needed for research. With several stand-alone computer workstations and a large computer lab, all currently enrolled students are encouraged to use the library's resources. Click here for additional information.

Disabilities Accommodations

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Policy.

Louisiana College does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in the operation of its programs. Classrooms, residence halls, auditoriums, and other public facilities provide accessibility or alternate locations and services for persons with physical disabilities.

Following acceptance for admission, a student who has a physical and/or learning disability that qualifies under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and who desires modifications or accommodations should contact the Director of the Student Success Center for information and guidance. This voluntary notification will be helpful in planning suitable accommodations and assuring satisfactory adjustments to the campus environment.

Special Services

All students are measured by the same academic standards. Those students who have greater needs may contact the Student Success Center where extensive individualized tutoring is arranged. Assistance is provided with note5 taking, study skills, time management, research, paper writing, etc. Tapes of text are available. Test accommodations within a distraction-free environment and with extended time can be arranged. For more information, contact the Director of the Student Success Center.

Louisiana College is committed to following Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended in 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations and university policies which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Under these laws, students with a documented disability have a right to receive reasonable accommodations. Students also have responsibilities under these laws.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities have the right to:

  • An equal opportunity to learn.
  • An equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the academic community.

Students with disabilities shall be responsible for:

  • Registering with Student Success Center Special Services.
  • Submitting documentation of a disability from a qualified and appropriate professional that demonstrates how the disability affects/impacts a particular delivery system, instructional method, or evaluation criteria when requesting accommodations.
  • Completing a Student Success Center orientation prior to receiving accommodations.
  • Requesting accommodations through the Student Success Center each semester in a timely manner.
  • Meeting with faculty and other service providers to discuss accommodations as needed. Information about the disability is confidential.
  • Notifying the Student Success Center of any issues, concerns, or delays in receiving requested accommodations in a timely manner.
  • Meeting and maintaining the fundamental academic standards of Louisiana College.

Louisiana College is committed to student success; however, we do not require students to use accommodations nor will we provide them unless they are requested by the student. The student must take the lead in registering with Student Success Center Special Services and submitting requests for accommodations each semester. 

Student Success Center
Louisiana College
P.O. Box 545
Pineville, LA 71359
Telephone: (318) 487-7629

International Student Advising
International students are assisted in their adjustment to this culture and the academic environment. Guidance is available for planning the student's academic program. Information regarding Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations are available. Should international students need housing during the holiday periods, they will be aided in securing accommodations. Special activities are planned to involve international students with campus and community events and other Louisiana College students through the International Student Organization. For additional information contact the International Student Advisor at 318.487.7445.