As a university, we make every effort to keep crime at bay. But we need everyone’s help to make the campus a safer place. Here are a few things you can do to help deter criminal activity on campus:
Be Prepared for an emergency. Save the following numbers in your cell phone now in case you ever need them. Also, post them in a convenient and visible location at your residence. By saving a few minutes during an emergency, you could save a life.
LSU Police Department - 225-578-3231
B.R. Police Department - 225- 389-2000
Campus Transit - 225-578-5555 (5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.)
Stay informed about emergency procedures. In the event of an emergency, LSU’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated. The University has multiple ways of communicating emergency situations to students, faculty, and staff:
- Emergency Text Messages – If you have not already done so, sign up for the University’s emergency text messaging system.
- Broadcast Voice Mail – Anyone with voice mail capability on their on-campus phone will receive broadcast voice mails.
- Broadcast E-mail – Anyone with a University e-mail address will receive broadcast e-mails.
- LSU Website – Access the University Web site at www.lsu.edu for information.
Lock your doors and windows, always. Unlocked or propped open doors are invitations to criminals. Whether it is your car or your residence, consistently lock up.
Be aware of your surroundings. Trust your intuition. Report suspicious behavior to the LSU Police Department. Keep valuables out of sight.
Walk in groups when possible. After hours, use campus transit,* ride with a friend, or call a licensed taxi.
Look out for those around you. You are part of a community. Look after your friends and neighbors and make sure they are taking necessary safety precautions.
*If you do not wish to wait outside, you can make arrangements with Campus Transit to call you when they arrive at your location.