Students on Target (SOT) is an organization at Louisiana State University that is dedicated to promoting responsible choices regarding alcohol. We seek to create student programs that provide alternatives to high- risk alcohol consumption. Students on Target strives to promote a healthy campus community by hosting a large scale concert and festival that is substance-free. The festival has become a favored LSU tradition located on the campus parade grounds known as Groovin’ on the Grounds. We believe that by creating a positive and fun environment that encourages healthy and safe social practices, students will make safer choices regarding the use of alcohol.


SOT began in the fall of 1997 as an innovative program with representatives from all across campus including LSU Student Government, Student Media, Student Initiatives, Union Program Council, and the Wellness Education Department. Over the years SOT has been shuffled through many different departments, but today finds its home in Student Government. The organization is open to all LSU students interested in making a difference in the campus social culture. Students on Target attempts to work with other campus organizations including the Residence Hall Association and Greek organizations to help create an even larger positive impact on the entire student body at Louisiana State University. Throughout the year, Students on Target hosts a wide variety of events and programs that are aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle through alcohol awareness. From give-a-ways in Free Speech Alley to a large outdoor concert featuring national talent, Students on Target really looks to promote safe decisions.