While the University cannot control all the factors in society that lead to sexual assault and abuse, the University strives to create an environment that is free of acts of violence.View the entire Policy on Prohibited Sexual Conduct.Because of isolation, the language in the colony developed differently from that in France.It was spoken by the ethnic French and Spanish and their Creole descendants.
Creole has its roots in Latin America meaning native-born.The different varieties of Louisiana's Creoles shaped the state's culture, particularly in the southern areas around New Orleans and the plantation districts. While the sophisticated Creole society of New Orleans which centered mainly on white Creoles such as the French creoles has historically received much attention, the Cane River area in northwest Louisiana, populated chiefly by Creoles of color, also developed its own strong Creole culture.Other enclaves of Creoles culture have been located in south Louisiana: Frilot Cove, Bois Mallet, Grand Marais, Palmetto, Lawtell, Soileau and others.Especially of those of Latinate culture verses the newly arriving Americans from the Upper South and the North.In the early 19th century, amid the Haitian Revolution, thousands of refugees both whites and free people of color from Saint-Domingue (affranchis or gens de couleur libres) arrived in New Orleans, often bringing their African slaves with them essentially doubling the city's population.Another area where many creoles can be found is within the River Parishes, St. Most white Creoles are found in the greater New Orleans region, a seven parish-wide creole cultural area including Orleans Parish, St. Through both the French and Spanish (late 18th century) regimes, parochial and colonial governments used the term Creole for ethnic French and Spanish born in the New World as opposed to Europe.Bernard Parish, Jefferson Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Parisian French was the predominant language among colonists in early New Orleans.Later the regional French evolved to contain local phrases and slang terms.The French Creoles spoke what became known as Colonial French.However, there was a sizable German creole group of full German descent, centering on the parishes of St. French Creoles made up the majority of white Creoles in Louisiana. Throughout the 19th century, most Creoles spoke French and were strongly connected to French colonial culture.The sizeable Spanish Creole communities of Saint Bernard Parish and Galveztown spoke Spanish.