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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sexual assault is a problem, but it is not a huge problem at this school

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have walked alone on campus many times before, a lot being during the night, and I have not felt threatened or unsafe, but I do feel better when walking in a group.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is great everyone does everything possible to help you but it's a fact anywhere you go date rape/ sexual assault is very high.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The installation of high tech security cameras around campus has effectively decreased criminal behavior on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our security and safety at LSU is very noticing. the police are always there when you need them and are only a phone call away.

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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
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
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?
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 120 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% None
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% 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 45 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 117 responses

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

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 119 responses

  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% 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 120 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 31% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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