Mission & Vision

    As the Flagship institution of the state, the vision of LSU is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as a Land, Sea and Space Grant institution, the mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts.

    In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to:

    • Offering a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designed to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students;
    • Employing faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferable to educational, professional, cultural and economic enterprises; and
    • Using its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental and social challenges.