Southeastern Louisiana State University
is a state-funded public university that is located in the city of Hammond, Louisiana. It was originally founded in
1925 as Hammond Junior College. It achieved university status in 1970. There are approximately 16,000 students currently enrolled. During the 1990s Southeastern was the fastest growing college in the United States.SLU's colors are green and gold and their nickname is the Lions. SLU sports teams participate in
NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southland Conference.