Student Organizations

Asian American Ambassadors 

The Asian American Ambassadors is a student organization that was established for the expressed purpose of building a community of students who support and promote the education, history, cultures, and traditions of Asian and Asian Americans at LSU. 

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union is a student organization interested in working to improve the quality of life for African American students by tackling issues that directly affect their community. The BSU, reestablished at LSU in 2000, acts as the umbrella organization for 23 predominately black student organizations on campus. With the third largest membership of any student organization on campus, BSU functions to:

  • Promote academic leadership skills among its members
  • Provide information through educational, cultural, historical, societal, and community programming that reflects African American student life
  • Promote unity and communication among students, faculty, and staff and administrators of color and improve the retention of a diverse student body at LSU

Phi Iota Alpha Latin Fraternity, Inc.

Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the oldest Latino fraternity in existence, has maintained a mission to develop leaders and create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. After an over 30 year absence, Phi Iota Alpha was once again established at LSU as an official colony of the organization in Spring 2010.

Hispanic Student Cultural Society

The Hispanic Student Cultural Society (HSCS) is established to promote a sense of community among Hispanic students and bring awareness of the diversity among Hispanic cultures to the LSU community through educational programming, events, and community service as well as support and assist in the acclimation of prospective and new Hispanic students to LSU.

Native American Student Organization

The Native American Student Organization was founded to promote the understanding of and respect for Native American culture and traditions. By developing a support network for Native American students, awareness can be increased of Native American issues and culture while intertribal relations are also enhanced.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is one of the university's largest student organizations. The purpose of NSCS is to recognize the high achieving students at the university. As members, their goal is to give back to their campus and community through scholarship, leadership, and service which is done mostly through the volunteer work the organization does throughout the year for both LSU and the Greater Baton Rouge area.


Spectrum is a student organization interested in creating an atmosphere of acceptance, equality, and inclusion for all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, non identified and straight students, Spectrum works through channels of advocacy, community-building and education. Divided into four major committees (social, education, activism, and resources), these committees function to meet the mission and goals of Spectrum, which include:

  • Increasing awareness if the needs and concerns of LSU LGBTQ community
  • Fostering a safe environment and acceptance of diversity
  • Advocating the equality of all persons regardless of difference
  • Providing educational opportunities to combat homophobia and heterosexism
  • Increase the retention of a diverse student body on the LSU campus