Student Life & Academic Services


OFFICE • 100 Raphael Semmes Road
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1627
FAX • 225-578-1504

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) implements educational, cultural, and social activities that acknowledge and address the needs of African American students at LSU. Through programmatic efforts the center also provides a venue for all students to learn about the African American culture, heritage, and traditions thereby striving to create a better knowledge and understanding of the African American experience.


OFFICE • 1502 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
B-4 Coates Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2162
FAX • 225-578-3076

Career Services assists students in making effective career choices, exploring career opportunities, sharpening job search skills, and finding full-time employment. Resources include the Career Services’ Web page (, workshops, individual appointments, and written and audiovisual materials.

Career Decision Making Services provide assistance in self-assessment for the purpose of planning a career. Services include choosing the right curriculum, career, and job; career testing and interpretation; computer-based interactive career exploration; and the Career Information Center. Visit B4 Coates Hall or call 578-1548.

Experimental Education Services combine academic study with on-the-job, career-related work experience. Co-op programs, internships/summer jobs, part-time jobs, and volunteer service are all offered to assist students in this area. Visit B4 Coates Hall or call 578-1548.

Job Search Services teach lifelong skills in finding employment. Services available are workshops, individual appointments, the Online Résumé Tutorial/Builder, the Career Information Center, Career Expo events, and the Career Services Placement Manual. Visit B4 Coates Hall or call 578-1548.

Employment Services assist in providing access to employers for full-time employment upon graduation. TigerTRAK, on-campus interviews, one-day recruitment programs, the Job Vacancy Bank, Résumé Referrals, the LSU Reference File Service, and Tiger Network are all available for the benefit of students and alumni. Visit 1502 Patrick F. Taylor Hall or call 578-2162.

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OFFICE • 12 Johnston Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-8505
FAX • 225-578-5814

Rates for meal plans, effective with the fall semester 2007, vary from $551 to $1,478 per semester. Please note that dining plan rates are subject to change at the beginning of a semester or summer term. Meal plans offered and policies are described below.

Students are offered a choice of the following one-semester dining plans beginning on the residence hall move in day and continuing through the final examination period:

Note: Dining plan rates, number of meals, and amount of Paw Points are subject to change at the beginning of a semester or summer term. Unless otherwise noted, meal plans can be shared with friends and family

First-year students who live in University residence halls are required to participate in a University meal plan for two semesters. Students who are exempt from participation include the following:

Requests for an exemption should be submitted in writing to the Director of Contracted Auxiliary Services.

Students who have completed two regular semesters (excluding the summer term) are not required to participate, but they are invited and encouraged to do so. All continuing students, part-time or full-time, residing off-campus or on-campus, may purchase a LSU Dining meal plan.

For more information about dining plans, please contact the Tiger Card Office, 207 LSU Union Building, call 225-578-4300, visit out Web site at, or see the “ Student Life and Academic Services” section in this catalog.

Contract Terms

Students contract with LSU Dining for dining services on a yearly basis and are billed per semester, when selecting the Five-day Unlimited, Resident Tiger, Tiger Ultra, Tiger Plus, Tiger Lite, or Tiger Lunch. The contract is effective as of the date of registration is processed by the University or use of the meal plan begins, whichever occurs first.

Meal plan changes or cancellations may be made up to the seventh day of class by calling Tiger Card Office at 225-578-4300. Changes after the seventh day may only be made with the express written permission of the Tiger Card Manager.

Students are permitted to transfer to the Greek dining system when the authorization is requested by the Office of Greek Affairs.

Students are required to participate in the dining contract for the entire academic year, except for official resignation from the University. Students who officially withdraw from the University during the first six class days will receive a 90 percent refund or expenditure (whichever is greater).

Students who officially withdraw from the University on class days seven through 24 will receive a 50 percent refund or expenditure (whichever is greater). After class day 24, no refunds will be processed.

Retail Dining Outlets
Retail dining service outlets include the Tiger Lair in the LSU Union, Pierre’s Landing, the Magnolia Room, Einstein Brothers, McDonalds, PJ’s at French House, the Faculty Club, Subway at Foster Hall, the Mini-Mart, Atrium Café, Smoothie King at the Student Recreation Complex, a snack bar in the Veterinary School, and CC’s in the Law School and Middleton Library. Each dining location offers its own unique style of service from fast food to fine dining to grab-and-go convenience items.

Catering Services
Catering services are available for any location on campus, with service to groups ranging from 12 to 1,000+ persons. Specialty needs such as wedding receptions, parties, and other catered gatherings can also be accommodated. For more information on catering, call LSU catering at 225-578-6656 or Faculty Club catering at 225-578-2356.

Contracted Auxiliary Services also administers all campus vending machines, including snacks and soft drinks, laundry machines, ATM machines, and school supply machines. For additional information and machine locations, visit our Web site at

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OFFICE • 116 Johnston Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-9442
FAX • 225-578-9441

The Office of the Dean of Students plays an integral role in preparing students to be successful by providing opportunities to develop life skills, a sense of self, respect for others, and a sense of responsibility to the community. The Office of the Dean of Students includes Career Services, Greek Affairs, Judicial Affairs, Orientation, and the Center for Student Leadership & Involvement. The shared goals of these various functional areas include promoting self-awareness, personal responsibility, and appropriate standards of conduct for an academic community.

Student Government is the officially recognized student organization which represents student interests, promotes student involvement in decision making, and promotes the general welfare of the LSU student body. Staff members from the Office of the Dean of Students serve as advisors.

In addition to facilitating student development and responsibility, the office also serves as an advocate for student interests. LSU values its diverse student population and strives to provide a variety of services, programs, and opportunities that meet students’ needs. Our vision is to empower students to be engaged and responsible contributors to campus and the global community.

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OFFICE • 111A Johnston Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5919 (voice);
225-578-2600 (TDD)
FAX • 225-578-4560

The Office of Disability Services assists students in identifying and developing accommodations and services to help overcome barriers to the achievement of personal and academic goals. Services are provided for students with temporary or permanent disabilities. Accommodations and services are based on the individual student's disability-based need. Students must provide current documentation of their disabilities at the time services are requested. Students should contact the office early so that necessary accommodations can be arranged.

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OFFICE • 137 Johnston Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2171
FAX • 225-578-2450

The Office of Greek Affairs provides support for individuals and organizations that comprise the Greek community at LSU. Greek Affairs staff members develop, implement, and coordinate programs and services that address member education, personal development, academic success, philanthropic activities, leadership development, and social activities.

Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Phi Alpha
Delta Chi
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Order
Kappa Sigma
Lambda Chi Alpha
Omega Psi Phi
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Kappa Psi
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Mu
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Theta Xi
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Gamma
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Zeta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Mu
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Alpha
Sigma Gamma Rho
Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Tau Alpha

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OFFICE • Student Health Center Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6271
FAX • 225-578-5655

The Student Health Center provides quality health care to LSU students. The center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The center provides a variety of out-patient services including medical care, mental health services and health education. All visits and inquiries are confidential. The student health service fee, paid by full-time students during registration, entitles students to many of the services of the Student Health Center at no additional charge. There are additional charges for lab, diagnostic imaging, medication, and medical specialists.

The Student Health Center Medical Clinic has six full-time primary care clinicians, two gynecologists, and 12 nurses. In addition, parttime specialty services are offered in orthopedics, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, and ophthalmology. A dental screening clinic is available, but no dental procedures are performed on the premises.

Mental Health Service provides crisis intervention and individual and group therapy. These services are rendered by mental health providers experienced in treating emotional problems and stresses experienced by University students.

The Student Health Center also has an extensive Wellness Education Department. Services include a resource room and an interactive Web page ( Individual appointments are available for consultations on nutrition and weight management; stress and time management; sexual and reproductive health; alcohol and other drug abuse; smoking cessation; sexual assault and violence; and many other areas of concern to University students. Educational programs for student organizations and residence halls, as well as guest lectures for undergraduate and graduate classes, are available upon request throughout the entire year. A departmental-sponsored peer education organization offers service learning and leadership development experiences.

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Three of the most prestigious University honor societies are Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. Other honorary societies are included in this chapter under “Honorary Organizations.”

Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is the national leadership honor society for college students that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. It was founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. ODK was the first college honor society of national scope to recognize and honor meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage the exercise of general campus citizenship.

Membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students—and occasionally to students in graduate and professional schools—as well as to faculty, staff, and community members. Student membership candidates must rank academically in the upper 35 percent in their school/college and must show leadership in at least one of five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social activities, religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, or the mass media; and creative/performing arts. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction.

Phi Beta Kappa

The oldest academic society in the U.S., Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. The LSU chapter was installed in 1977 as Beta of Louisiana. For more than two centuries, Phi Beta Kappa has advocated the ideal of a liberal education as a basis for a life-long love of learning and as a way to broaden the perspectives of students, whatever their chosen field of endeavor. At LSU, juniors and seniors with an excellent academic record and an adequate breadth of study are considered for membership. Specific requirements are described at the Phi Beta Kappa Web site (

Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on nearly 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and Netscape founder James Barksdale. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rd chapter in the nation. At the present time, the national office is located on this campus in the French House.

The mission of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. Phi Kappa Phi is unique because it recognizes superior scholarship in all academic fields, rather than restricting membership to a limited field. Juniors in the top 7.5 percent and seniors and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their classes may be invited to become members of Phi Kappa Phi. New LSU Phi Kappa Phi members are initiated and honored in the spring semester each year and wear identifying ribbons on their academic gowns at commencement exercises. Additional information about the Society may be found at

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