Health & Safety

Location
Baton Rouge, LA
Undergrads
22,207
Tuition (in-state)
$22,265 ($6,989)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Expect emergency alerts often! Never walk around alone at night unless you want to be jumped or almost kidnapped.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I really enjoy being on LSU's campus. It's welcoming.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Appointments at the health center are easy to make. A student sometimes is even able to get an appointment the day that they call if a doctor is available. On the other hand, students are also able to walk in and make an appointment. It is located on campus, and the workers and staff are really helpful.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is crime near and on campus. But in general, I am not afraid. There are buses and at night you can call campus transit to give you a ride between buildings on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I usually feel comfortable walking around campus with friends or by myself. I've never had

a bad experience or felt nervous or scared. I try to be aware of my surroundings wherever I go.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 139th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 945th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1240th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kim Moreau
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La
Major
Journalism
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LSU is located in a somewhat sketchy area of Baton Rouge, so you will occasionally hear about robbery stories and even shootings. However, every area of safety on campus is pretty tight, and several awareness campaigns help spread the word about tips on keeping knowledgeable of one's surroundings. LSU police, including some undercover officers, constantly patrol campus. All of the dorms require some sort of card-swipe access, and many dorms now institute a "pour-at-the-door" policy, not allowing in outside drinks that might contain alcohol. Campus transit provides students with a ride around campus after-hours, and more extensive lighting helps to make the campus brighter at night, too. The best advice students can take is to be aware and alert at all times, to keep track of their valuables, and to avoid traveling alone at night.

Despite the crimes students have heard of, most students feel safe around campus. While they might get spooked walking home across the tree-cloaked campus, or feel it necessary to lock up their wallet in their room, most students do not feel genuinely threatened at any time.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
  • Arson: 4
  • Burglary: 99
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 22
Security Office
LSU Police Department
South Stadium Road
(225) 578-3231
sites01.lsu.edu/wp/lsupd
Safety Services
  • (RAD) Rape Aggression Defense classes
  • 24-hour police patrols
  • Campus transit
  • Card access to dorms
  • Community presentations
  • Emergency call-boxes
  • Extensive campus lighting
  • Lost and Found
  • Mountain bike control
Health Center
LSU Student Health Center
Infirmary Road at Chimes Street
(225) 578-6271
www.shc.lsu.edu
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections, immunizations, travel medicine
  • Basic medical services with specialty clinics including dermatology, orthopedics, ear/nose/throat, and ophthalmology
  • Laboratory
  • Mental health services
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • The LSU Police website has a daily crime blotter, allowing students to keep track of any crimes occurring on campus.
  • At any given time, five to seven patrol units are in the area keeping response time on campus under a minute.
  • According to the LSU Police Department, the most common violation is theft from buildings.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 88 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% None
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 87 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 60% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 30% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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