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The Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of American States (ESMOAS) is an organization that has been working in conjunction with the Honors Program at UL Lafayette since 2012. This is an organization that gathers together students interested in the political science of Central and South America. This group gives students an opportunity to conduct a mock version of the Organization of American States (OAS) by gathering together multiple college campuses that participate in ESMOAS. Throughout the year, students study particular subjects that affect Central and South America, and then research and provide strong arguments for instilling a new edict or precedent for the region. Each university becomes the representative body of a particular country. At the annual regional conference where all the universities commune, students participate in presenting their country's views of their subject, working to persuade and inspire their fellow committee members to vote for their proposals.

If you would like to join ESMOAS at UL Lafayette, email Dr. Julia Frederick, director of the Honors Program at UL Lafayette at

For more information about ESMOAS, it can be found here.

Below are some of our previous years of participating students and awards received for excellent work done at the conference.




UL Lafayette Nations Through the Years

                                           17th Annual ESMOAS, 2013, TEAM: The Republic of Colombia


                                               16th Annual ESMOAS, 2012, TEAM: Honduras


                                               16th Annual ESMOAS, 2012, TEAM: Jamaica


                                            15th Annual ESMOAS, 2011, TEAM: Trinidad and Tobago






UL Lafayette Honors Program 3rd Floor Fundraiser


Go Here to See Pictures from the 2016 Honors Soiree d'Excellence

In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.

If you would like to help us continue to increase the expansion of our 3rd floor, please do not hesitate to donate.

Donations can be made by clicking here.