Problem-Solve Common Student Challenges
Safety & Support Questions
LSU is like a small community within the larger Capital City of Baton Rouge. Like
any community, we are dedicated to preserving a peaceful, safe, and healthy environment
for the entire university community.
The LSU Police Department operates 24 hours every day and offers a variety of resources
for crime deterrence and response, including uniform patrol, motorcycle and bicycle
patrols, K-9 officers, investigators, and other support services.
During times of crisis, Parent & Family Programs strives to keep families informed
through social media and email updates. In emergency situations, the LSU Office of
Emergency Preparedness disperses information throughout the LSU community, and Parent
& Family Programs works to relay that information to families.
In the event of an emergency, the university utilizes the LSUalert System to send
text message notifications to students. Notifications to parents and families are
sent through the LSU Mobile App.
The first line of communication in the event of an emergency is the LSUalert System, which is available to students, faculty, and staff. Having your student subscribe
to this service will ensure that all emergency communications are delivered directly
to their cell phone.
Since parents and family members cannot sign up for the LSUalert System, we encourage
you to download the LSU Mobile App to receive these messages. You must allow the app to send push-notifications in order
to receive a copy of emergency text notifications.
VIEW THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SITE
SIGN UP FOR LSUALERT IN LSU MOBILE APP
Health & Wellbeing Questions
Mental Health Service (MHS) provides clinical services that enhance LSU students'
personal growth and development, address psychological needs, and support the pursuit
of academic goals.
Located within the Student Health Center, MHS collaborates with campus partners and
community resources to enhance the overall well-being of LSU students. Their staff
includes licensed professionals and graduate students from the fields of clinical
psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, and psychiatry.
Frequent concerns for which students may seek help:
- Problems in relationships with family, friends, and dating partners
- Eating and body image issues
- Loss of an important relationship
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
MAKE A MENTAL HEALTH APPOINTMENT
VIEW THE GROUP THERAPY SCHEDULE
LSU Cares is an initiative that is dedicated to the well-being of students and promotes
a community that cares about each of its members. The LSU Office of Student Advocacy
& Accountability offers an online reporting system to help students, faculty, staff,
family members, and friends submit reports about themselves or others they're worried
Issues or behavior concerning the wellbeing of a student that are perceived to be
harmful, worrisome, or threatening (to the individual student or to others) are forwarded
to the C.A.R.E. Team, who will assess, consult, and respond to the concern or incident.
Issues or behavior concerning poor or struggling academic performance (e.g., excessive
class absences, excessive tardiness, failing or poor grades, etc.), not academic misconduct,
are forwarded to the Academic Intervention Team (AIT).
LEARN MORE ABOUT LSU CARES
SUBMIT A STUDENT OF CONCERN REPORT
EMERGENCY? CONTACT LSU POLICE
FERPA, or the Family Education Rights Privacy Act, is federal legislation that gives
ownership of records to the student at the college level. The easiest way for parents
and families to receive information about their student’s grades is for the student
to provide it. Students can look up their academic transcript via myLSU.
Students can give their parents and family access to view fee bills and/or grades
through the myProxy application. When creating a myProxy account, you will be prompted
to create a community LSU ID which will then allow you to request access from your
In addition to signing up for myProxy, you may ask your Tiger to submit a FERPA Waiver.
This waiver will allow you to discuss your Tiger’s academic records with counselors.
FERPA FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES
The LSU Center for Academic Success (CAS) helps students achieve the higher levels
of learning necessary for academic success in college and beyond.
CAS offers services such as tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Academic Coaching, workshops, and online resources.
Students who use the strategic academic support resources offered by CAS increase
their GPAs, stay in their majors of choice, and graduate on time.
An academic coach can help your student plan a path toward academic success with effective
personalized learning strategies and tips on time management. Academic Coaching is
available for all courses and majors.
MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COACH
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Housing & Dining Questions
Living with a roommate can be a new frontier for most students, so navigating boundaries
and interpersonal conflict can feel uncomfortable.
If your student is having some challenges with their roommate, encourage them to escalate
their concern to a professional staff member (RC) if their attempts at conflict resolution are unsuccessful.
If at anytime your student is in danger or unsafe, please contact LSU Police immediately. Hall front desks are open or have on-call phone numbers posted to contact
on-call staff as needed too.
If your student wants to change rooms, they can submit a request in the housing portal.
ROOMMATE CONFLICT TIPS FOR FAMILIES
LSU Dining is here to support your student and ensure a safe and delicious dining
experience if they have food allergies or medical conditions that require specific
The entire LSU Dining team is trained on Food Allergies in accordance with FARE (Food
Allergy Research and Education group) standards. This helps ensure that culinarians
and food service associates appropriately store and handle food, taking necessary
steps to prevent cross contact.
Check out these steps to help students with food allergies and dietary restrictions navigate dining at
LSU and advocate for themselves.
MEAL PLAN FAQS
CONTACT LSU DINING
Internship & Career Questions
The LSU Olinde Career Center is committed to ensuring every student has ample opportunities
to gain experience, grow their network, and communicate their aptitude for a chosen
career long before graduation. Internships are a a great opportunity!
Internships can be paid or unpaid work opportunities, and typically include more robust
experience than a part-time job.
Students are able to work full-time in an internship and still maintain their full-time
student status by registering with the career center.
Your student can visit the Jobs tab in Handshake to identify internship opportunities
on and off campus!
VIEW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ON HANDSHAKE
GET CAREER READY