UNIVERSITY SERVICES & PROGRAMS
The LSU Press, one of the oldest and largest university presses in the South and one of the outstanding scholarly publishers in the country, was established in 1935 to publish works of scholarship, regional works, and other works consistent with the general objectives of the University. Its purposes are, therefore, essentially academic. Many of the books that the Press has published were written by faculty members, and one purpose of the Press is to encourage faculty scholarship leading to publication. However, like other university presses, it serves the entire scholarly community and publishes works by those outside LSU as well. The final decision to publish a manuscript rests with the Faculty Senate LSU Press Committee composed of eight faculty members.
Members of the faculty and staff are entitled to a 10 percent discount on all books published by the Press.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTERThe African-American Cultural Center (AACC) is a campus facility with the goal of educating students, faculty, and staff about the history, culture, and contributions of African-Americans. Objectives of the AACC include providing a forum for dialogue and exchange of views among African-Americans and others, serving as an information base on topics related to African-American history and culture for citizens of Louisiana, and promoting interracial harmony among members of the University community and among citizens of Louisiana. Various programs and activities in support of these objectives are sponsored by and held at the AACC. Membership is open to all members of the University community.
LSU FOUNDATIONThe purpose of the LSU Foundation is to foster private financial support for Louisiana State University, the LSU Agricultural Center, and the Hebert Law Center. The foundation encourages and receives capital gifts and bequests for the academic, research, and public service programs of the University, including endowed and non-endowed funds for restricted and unrestricted purposes. The foundation also manages investments and serves as trustee for private assets contributed for the benefit of the University.
The foundation accepts undesignated gifts to be used in any academic area of the University where the need is greatest; restricted gifts, used only for the purpose designated by the donor; special gifts, such as objects d’art and library materials; and planned gifts made through wills, life insurance, and trusts.
TIGER ATHLETIC FOUNDATIONThe LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF), a private, nonprofit corporation, is the central fund raising organization supporting LSU athletics. Its mission is to facilitate the development of a comprehensively superior athletic program.
Unrestricted contributions benefit every athlete and team through scholarship and other academic awards, as well as through the construction and maintenance of athletic facilities.
The foundation is administered by its own board of directors, comprised of TAF donors, and meets quarterly. Officers are elected bi-annually.
MUSEUMSThe Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural Science form the LSU Museum Complex, the purposes of which are research, enrichment of various academic programs, and public service.
The Museum of Art, located in Memorial Tower and open to the public, contains original 17th through mid-19th century period rooms from England and America, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions.
The museum owns a comprehensive collection of the graphic works of Caroline Durieux, internationally recognized print-maker; an outstanding collection of New Orleans-made silver; and a sizeable collection of Newcomb pottery. Other collections include 19th century lighting devices and early oil and watercolor paintings depicting south Louisiana subjects, especially Baton Rouge area views.
Additional collections are located in Lakeshore House, 3960 West Lakeshore Dr.
The Museum of Natural Science consists of the Division of Zoology, located in Foster Hall, and the Division of Geoscience, located in the Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex. Museum exhibits in both buildings are open daily to the general public. The exhibits in Foster Hall consist of nine major dioramas that depict the flora and fauna of selected scenes from North America, including Louisiana's animal life. In addition, visual aids are provided to explain various biological principles. Geoscience exhibits include the Prehistoric Garden, the Louisiana Native American Room, and a Louisiana mastodon.
The museum’s extensive research collections contain more than 500,000 cataloged specimens of birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. Monthly lectures on topics in natural history are provided. The Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens, located on the 450-acre Burden Research Plantation approximately five miles from campus, provides insight into the largely forgotten lifestyles and cultures of pre-industrial Louisianians.
GALLERIESThere are two School of Art galleries, the Glassel, located at Foster Hall; and the LSU School of Art Gallery housed in the Shaw Center, located downtown. In addition, faculty and students may visit the Union Art Gallery on the second floor of the LSU Student Union.
The primary mission of the Glassel Art Gallery is to exhibit the visual art produced by students majoring in art. Thesis exhibitions, senior shows, and group exhibitions allow students a bridge to the professional world while still under the direction of their professors. Additional exhibitions include exchange shows with other universities, the annual faculty exhibition, and curated shows from outside the region or country.
The LSU School of Art Gallery at the Shaw Center features exciting works from the faculty and students of Louisiana State University.
The LSU Union Art Gallery is centrally located on the main floor of the LSU Union. The gallery hosts seven rotating exhibits a year. Exhibits include traveling shows; regional and national drawing, print, and photography competitions; curated exhibitions; and LSU faculty and student art shows. Arts and humanities programs are hosted in conjunction with gallery exhibitions. All programs are free and open to the public. The gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, call 388-5117.
CAMPUS FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONThe Campus Federal Credit Union (CFCU) is available to full- and part-time LSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and family members of these groups. Campus Federal provides a variety of products and services designed to meet the financial needs of its members. Savings, checking accounts, money market, certificates, and Individual Retirement Accounts are available. Accounts are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to $100,000. Campus Federal also offers a variety of consumer loans, including first and second mortgages, automobile loans, and signature loans. Other services include payroll deduction, direct deposit, money machines, telephone banking, telephone bill paying, and VISA and VISA Gold cards.
The Credit Union has four locations in Baton Rouge, two on campus and two in town.
On campus branches are located at Nicholson Extension adjacent to the CEBA building and in the Student Union. The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Drive-through service hours are 7:30 AM. to 5:30 PM., Monday through Friday. Teleservice hours are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays. The Student Union branch does not provide Drive-through service.
Locations in town are located at 6230 Perkins Road and 5711 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard respectively. Lobby hours are 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays. Drive-through hours are 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays. Teleservice hours are 7:00 AM. to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays.
For additional information about any aspect of credit union membership or services, call toll free at (888)769-8841 or locally (225)769-8841.
FACULTY CLUBAll full-time LSU faculty, administrative and research staff members, and Ph.D. candidates who are teaching assistants are eligible to join Faculty Club, Inc., a private organization. Members have opportunities to meet and work with a cross-section of the campus community through participation in a variety of activities such as pre-football game buffets, family activities, and dances. Annual membership dues enable the club's Board of Governors to offer these events at a moderate cost. The Club at LSU Union Square, located on Highland Road, may be used by the general public, as well as the University community. The dining room is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for dinner from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Conference rooms are available for meetings and luncheons during regular club hours. The club is also open for special events by reservation. Hotel rooms are available to University departments for persons visiting the campus in a University-related capacity. Faculty who are interested in joining may access the membership section of their website at http://is.lsu.edu/facultyclub/Membership.asp, or contact them at (225)578-2356.
LSU STUDENT UNIONThe centrally located Union completed a five-year renovation in 2011. Services and conveniences are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily during the academic year.
The ground floor includes the campus bookstore, a branch of Campus Federal Credit Union, the Tiger Card Office (LSU IDs), barber shop, optical store, Kaplan testing service, Cox Communications, several ATMs, and a postal and copy center to be added in 2011. McDonald’s and Einstein Bros. Bagels are adjacent to the comfortable Live Oak Lounge that overlooks the Memorial Oak Grove. Three large screens in the lounge are lowered for special viewings such as athletic events.
The main floor houses the Information Center, the communication hub of the building. The popular Tiger Lair food court provides a daily array of favorite menus from hot entrees to made-to-order deli sandwiches to selections on the Geaux. New and expanded lounges are equipped with wireless and electrical outlets for computer use. The spacious Royal-Cotillion Ballroom can host events for up to 800. The textbook and supplies sections of the bookstore are on this floor.
On the third floor, the Magnolia Room restaurant offers three-course buffets for lunch Monday through Friday. Need a room for a meeting or event? Union Event Management can help you select from among various sized meeting and conference rooms. The third floor also has a 30-seat computer lab and offices of Union Administration, LSU Catering, Campus Life, Dean of Students, Multicultural Affairs, and student activities. Greek Life offices and space for student organizations are on the fourth floor.
The state-of-the-art Union Theater seats up to 1,250 for performing arts, lectures, ceremonies, conferences, orientation programs and more. For more information and specific hours of operation, visit www.lsu.edu/union or call 578-5141.
UNIVERSITY RECREATION (UREC)University Recreation (UREC) offers a variety of facilities and programs to meet the recreational and competitive needs of the LSU community. The cornerstone of UREC is the Student Recreation Center, a 121,000 square foot innovative recreational facility featuring state of the art equipment, high-level programming, and modern amenities to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of the LSU community. The Student Recreation Center features a modern and energetic atmosphere that includes a weight/fitness/cardio room, a gymnasium, climbing gym, racquetball / handball / squash courts, three multi-purpose studios, a cycle studio, a 1/8 mile indoor three lane track, locker rooms with saunas for men and women, and a 25-yard indoor swimming pool.
The adjacent to the Student Recreation Center is the SRC field complex that includes sand volleyball, tennis courts, softball fields and multi-purpose fields. Equipment is available for checkout including, tennis and racquetball rackets, basketballs, and weight belts to name a few.
UREC also operates the Sport and Adventure Complex located on the corner of Gourrier Lane and River Road. The complex includes three multi-purpose fields and a high-low ropes course.
LSU faculty are eligible for a UREC membership by presenting their LSU TigerCard at the Student Recreation Center operations desk. Faculty are also eligible for a one-time, seven-day all access pass where they may experience UREC programs and facilities free of charge. UREC faculty/staff members may extend membership to family and dependents as well as any person of their choice through the Plus One program. Visit the UREC Web site for current member rates and additional details.
For more information about UREC facilities and programs at (225) 578-8601, or visit www.LSU.edu/UREC.
Faculty members may purchase season tickets, if available, for home football and basketball games at the full public price, with a reduced surcharge allowed on two football tickets. Faculty members may attend all other sporting events free of charge by presenting their faculty ID cards at the gate.
Football tickets are sold each spring for the following season and basketball tickets are sold in early fall. Ticket purchases may be made through the Athletic Ticket Office at the LSU Athletic Administration Building adjacent to Tiger Stadium.
New faculty can receive important updates about any emergencies or potential situations that threaten the safety of the LSU community by signing up for the LSU Emergency Text Message System.
To file a complaint, or report a fire, accident, chemical spill, or other type of emergency anywhere on campus, call 911. The LSU Police Department will respond promptly to any location on campus and will request fire, EMS, or police support, as required.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for enforcing safety measures on campus. Standards for the University Safety Program are defined in PS-19, University Occupational and Environmental Safety Policy, which may be obtained from the office in the Public Safety Building, South Stadium Road.
|The University is committed to providing ample on-campus parking for all students, employees, and visitors who use an automobile as transportation to and from campus. The LSU campus is designated as a “walking” campus, with traffic restricted in some areas during the working day.
To park a vehicle on campus, faculty members must register with the Office of Parking, Traffic, and Transportation, Public Safety Building, South Stadium Road. Office personnel will assist faculty in selecting parking plans suitable to individual needs. LSU and Southern University hang-tags are recognized as valid parking tags on either campus.
The Visitor Registration and Information Center, the central point of contact for visitors to campus, provides information, maps, and parking passes to any office or event at LSU.
Additional information can be obtained by calling 388-5000.