Department of Criminal Justice – Black History Month Keynote Speaker @ Nursing Building Auditorium
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am

Department of Criminal Justice Presents

“We Have Trailblazers Among Us”
In Celebration of
Black History Month

Spring 2020

Keynote Speaker:
Commissioner Juana Marine-Lombard
Louisiana Office of Alcohol, Tobacco Control

“Epidemic of Human Trafficking”

Thursday, February 6th | 10:00am
Nursing Building Auditorium

The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is dedicated to providing students with a sound educational foundation in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies within the liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide students with the academic, research, and advanced study within the Criminal Justice science. The Department strives to promote excellence and social responsibility for students as well as faculty in a creative, enlightened, and culturally-sensitive academic environment.

 Black History Month Criminal Justice FlyerBlack History Month Criminal Justice Flyer (PDF)

Fourth Annual Alumni & Friends Fundraising Reception @ Performing Arts Center - Band Hall
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm

Save the Date

 A New Era
of Excellence

The Fourth Annual Alumni & Friends Fundraising Reception Honoring
Richard J. Gallot, Jr., J.D.
Tenth President of Grambling State University

Saturday, February 15, 2020 • 6:00 P.M.
Grambling State University
Performing Arts Center – Band Hall
Grambling, Louisiana 71245

Donation: $1,000.00
Make Checks payable to the Grambling University Foundation
P.O. Box 587
Grambling, LA 71245
Attention: Brenda Williams
All funds raised will be presented to President Gallot for the President’s Scholarship Fund.
Donation should be received on or before February 8, 2020

~ Proudly Sponsored By ~
Grambling State University Alumni & Friends

SAVE THE DATE-RECEPTION 8x11 -2020Click here for PDF

2020 Spring Graduate & Professional School Career Expo @ Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grambling State University Office of Career Services

2020 Spring Graduate &
Professional School
Career Expo

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center


Registration Cost: $225.00
Government Agency Registration Cot: $150.00

Each registration includes one table with two chairs, and
lunch for two representatives.
Additional representatives will be charged $25.00.

Employers interested in attending this event should be registered on
or contact Mrs. Ashley Cleveland by email,, or call (318) 274-3349


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Mid-Semester Examinations – Spring Semester 2020
Mar 9 – Mar 13 all-day

Mid-Semester Examinations

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Convocation | Women’s History
Mar 12 all-day

Convocation | Women’s History


Classes Suspended
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
Consistent with University of Louisiana System mandates, next week’s class suspension aims to support students’ immediate transition off-campus and provide time to invest in the University’s transition to 100% online classes for the remainder of the semester.
Continued University Operations with Heightened Attention to Safety
The shift to online classes will not disrupt regular administrative functions; unless determined by department heads, personnel are expected to report to campus at the usual times.
Campus Dining Continues to Serve Student Needs Throughout the Transition
SodexoMAGIC, Grambling State’s dining provider, is prepared to continue regular 24-hour dining service for students through March 23. Students are urged to observe appropriate social distancing and handwashing consistent with prior prevention instructions.
Students are Encouraged to Depart from Campus by March 23
Campus Living will provide students with support and guidance on housing transitions and other issues related to their departure from campus. The adjusted University academic calendar can be seen at; Spring Break will take place as scheduled with no coursework beginning April 3 and online classes resuming April 14.
Graduating Seniors Should Expect to Forgo Spring Commencement
Consistent with CDC guidance for avoiding large gatherings, University administration has cancelled the Spring commencement ceremony. Spring graduates will receive their degree certificates via mail and will have the option to participate in a later ceremony to be scheduled.
“As the ongoing response effort to novel coronavirus puts the nation in uncharted territory, we have made difficult decisions in the interest of public safety,” said President Gallot. “Each semester we all look forward to celebrating the hard work of our students and faculty, so it is very disappointing for all of us to cancel commencement.”
More information on remote learning, campus departure, student support, and campus operations is forthcoming. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay informed on the developing situation by checking University email, text messages, and following official University social media handles.
Rising Junior Examination – Spring Semester 2020
Mar 16 all-day

Rising Junior Examination

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Mid-Semester Grades Due – Spring Semester 2020
Mar 17 all-day

Mid-Semester Grades Due

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2020 Criminal Justice Lecture Series – Criminal Justice Reform (EVENT CANCELLED) @ Black & Gold Room (FSU)
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm


According to the Equal Justice Initiative, “The United States incarcerates its citizens more than any other country with the impact of such disproportionately impacting the poor and people of color, and doing so does not make us any safer (EJI, 2020).”

For these reasons and many others, the Department of Criminal Justice at Grambling State University is inviting you to join us for our two day conference on Criminal Justice Reform, “Bridging the Gap Between Practitioners, Researchers, and Policy Makers”.

The event will take place on March 17-18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Black and Gold Room at GSU. Along with some great keynote speakers, there will also be Mental Health and Criminal Justice  Professionals, including Dr. Monteic A. Sizer and our very own President Gallot, who will be speaking on a range of topics, including:

  1. Making the Case for Criminal Justice Reform
  2. Conditions of Confinement: Challenges and Opportunities
  3. Ending Mass Incarceration: Sentencing and Bail Reform
  4. Collateral Consequences: Difficulties of Reintegration
  5. The Impact of Public Health Policy

While this is a lecture series sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department, this event is FREE and open to the public. We encourage any and everyone who has ever been impacted by the disproportionate mass incarceration and mistreatment of minorities to please come out. It is also open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the fields of social work, sociology, and psychology.

Should you have any questions or need additional information please l feel free to contact Dr. Karletta White by email at or phone at 318-274-2526.

Thank you and we hope to see you on March 17th.

Criminal Justice Reform Conference Flyer - Mar. 17-18, 2020


“Meetings” presented by Department of Visual and Performing Arts (SUSPENDED) @ Floyd L. Sandle Theatre
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm


Grambling State University
The Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Wine Glasses

Mustapha Mutura
Directed by Karl Norman
March 17-20, 2020
7:00 P.M. Nightly
Floyd Sandle Theatre
Conrad Hutchinson Jr. Performing Arts Center
Grambling, Louisiana 71245
Ticket Information: GSU Students $5.00; 12 and under $1.00; General Admission $3.00
For More Information please call 318.274.2201

Synopsis: Meetings is a deeply comic play about commerce, marriage and food. Hugh and Jean are married cash rich, time poor.

Business and careers are booming. Trinidad is in the wake of economic growth. However, something is bothering Hugh, maybe it’s the American tobacco company with its mysterious research and cheap cigarettes, or wife Jean who values business over people.

Elsa, a country girl and the new help. Elsa brings something else besides good cooking, something that disturbs Hugh’s soul and state of mind.

About The Author:  

New York Times: Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79.

Mustapha Matura often satirical plays spoke for an alienated West Indian population in postwar Britain and for the people he left behind in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Matura gained attention early in his career with his satire “Play Mas,” which opened at the London Royal Court in 1974, making him the first playwright of color to have a play produced in London’s West End.

Meetings by Matura advertisement poster