Health & Safety

Location
Baton Rouge, LA
Undergrads
22,207
Tuition (in-state)
$22,265 ($6,989)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at LSU. There are always lots of security measures. Some of them are the dorm rules, and the parking rules, and transportation. There is all around transportation for free even at night so if you need to get some where you all the bus and they will come get you and drop you off which is very convenient and safe.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Health and Safety of the campus is very efficient and they try their best to assist with the needs of any resident or student on campus at any time.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: From what I've read in the newspaper, the crime rate at LSU has slightly declined. LSU recently implemented a "See Something Say Something" campaign, and that has helped with reporting suspicious behavior. The campus could be more lit at night. There have been a couple of times when I have walked through campus at night, and when I was in a well lit area I felt safe. When it was mostly dark, I felt uneasy.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The few emergency phones I have seen on campus are just that, few too many available. Also, of those, there are usually in some dark, unlit area. Our campus is too large to not have adequate safety measures that an everyday student can use. Short of calling LSUPD, what are the other options really? LSU also has not actively addressed sexual assault or anything really pertaining to safe sex either. It is a growing problem and being in the heart of the #1 HIV/AIDS per capital in the US, there needs to be more campaigns to raise awareness - too many people suffer from third person effect and just assume it won't have to them, but to someone else. But really, who are we helping then? Someone is still someone.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is constantly police patrol.

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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 95 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% None
  • 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 strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 6 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 95 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 59% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 95 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 11% 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 95 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 31% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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