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LaCOEUR (Louisiana Council On Excellence in Undergraduate Research) is the governing body for undergraduate research. LaCOEUR, which in French translates to "heart," is a joint project between multiple faculty, students, and staff to provide undergraduates with opportunities to grow and professionally expand their matriculation at the Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette.

For years, undergraduate students have looked towards the university for educational options that enhance their education and prepare their portfolios for future endeavors. Faculty of the university are working diligently to provide these opportunities to undergraduate students through undergraduate research grants, online publication, undergraduate conferences, and by recognizing potential for deeper student learning. In addition to furthering research at the university, students become more adept at:


  • critical thinking
  • the experimental method
  • peer-to-peer collaboration
  • student-to-faculty collaboration

These skills in turn create a strong community of active and bright students that can further the goals of the university as it works to become a premiere research environment and resource for the state, the faculty, and most importantly the students.

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.