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Bringing People Together

We have a gift for bringing people together.

For four centuries, south Louisiana has embraced diversity. So it’s not surprising that we have a natural talent for leaping over disciplinary borders and forging new collaborations.

The Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning embodies this inclusive spirit. It has experts in many fields, such as education, public health, business and communicative disorders. And, it partners with community organizations ranging from school districts to Junior League to United Way.

The University hosts an annual Cajun Code Fest coding competition, where teams of innovative thinkers and programmers of all types have about 27 hours to build new prototypes to help improve health care.

We are also proud to offer our students with Living-Learning Communities (LLC’s) and Themed-Living Communities (TLC’s) during their first year as a on-campus housing option. These options give our students the chance to live together in the same residence hall while taking the same classes based on their major in order to enhance their academic and social experience.

Our students learn an important lesson from these initiatives: some of the best opportunities emerge from the crossroads of knowledge.