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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It gets really dark at night but I walk alone on campus all the time and feel very safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus during the day, but at night I feel sketched out.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: I, personally, had to deal with the LSU police for an incident that happened to me. It was dealt with accordingly and they were helpful with sending me letters and numbers to counselors and support groups.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: At night, there are multiple police parked in the lots. Knowing they are there makes me feel a lot safer. My dorm is safe because in order to get in my room, I have to swipe my card three different times and put a code in my door in order to get in. When walking at night, I am more cautious of my surroundings.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our notification system is very very great, however, I still feel that there should be more security for the students around campus due to the location of the school.

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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 139 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% None
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 97 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 visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 138 responses

  • 25% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 172 responses

  • 19% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 36% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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