The University is committed to the concept of student growth and development through active participation in co-curricular activities and organizations. Through participation, it is expected that students will maintain and develop their physical and mental health, their sense of self-worth, their ability to work with and lead others, their understanding of citizenship obligations, their ethical and moral value system, their concern for the campus environment, their ability to think critically, and a sense of belonging to the University community. To foster the development of these qualities, a comprehensive program is offered. Additional information may be obtained from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Academic Services.OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Office of the Dean of Students plays an integral role in preparing students to be successful in a rapidly changing global environment while also providing them a sense of place and belonging in the LSU community. The Dean of Students oversees Career Services, Greek Affairs, Judicial Affairs, LSU Ambassadors, Student Government, Student Organizations and Campus Activities, and leadership development efforts. The shared goals of these various functional areas include promoting self-awareness, personal responsibility, and appropriate standards of conduct for an academic community.
In addition to facilitating student development and responsibility, the office also serves as an advocate for student interests. LSU values its diverse student population and strives to provide a variety of services, programs, and opportunities that meet students' needs.OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
TheOffice of Multicultural Affairs assists minority students with academic, cultural, ethical, and social development through advising and through programs sensitive to a particular group. The office provides programs of support and opportunities for participation to students from underrepresented groups. Personal, social, and academic counseling, and cross-cultural programs are available. The office sponsors LSU's annual Martin Luther King Commemoration Celebration and Genesis, a student peer advising group.
The African American Cultural Center is also administered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Located on Raphael Semmes Road, it is an educational, cultural, and activity center, funded and governed by African American students. For additional information call 225/578-1627.CAREER SERVICES
Career Services assists students in making career choices, developing career plans, exploring career opportunities, sharpening job search skills, and finding jobs through the Career Services Web page, workshops, individual appointments, and written and audiovisual materials. Career assessment instruments and career days are provided to help students make career decisions. Students are further assisted in gaining job-related work experience through programs such as cooperative education, internships, and part-time and summer jobs. The office also disseminates information concerning job vacancies and handles arrangements with employers for job referrals and on-campus interviews through Job Trak.
The Internship Office in Career Services assists students in obtaining work experiences prior to graduation. These positions may be paid or unpaid, and may be offered during the summer or in regular semesters. In many cases, students receive class credit, depending on their curricula. Internships are available to all levels of students, including doctoral students, and the positions may be located locally, nationally, or abroad. Internship listings are available on the Web and can be accessed by registering with Career Services.
The Part-time Job Services Office actively seeks part-time and summer job opportunities for students and list the positions on the Career Services' home page in the section titled "Part-time Jobs Online". Students must have a PAWS accounts to access those listings. Postings are also available in job books located in B-4 Coates Hall, 1502 CEBA, LSU Union, and the Student Government Office. The goal is to link area employers, on and off campus, with students seeking part-time positions.Cooperative Education
The Cooperative Education Program allows students to combine on-campus course work with paid on-the-job training throughout the U.S. through employment in business, industry, or government agencies. The program is particularly applicable to majors in the Colleges of Agriculture, Basic Sciences, Business Administration, and Engineering. Students with majors in other colleges may be accommodated if employment opportunities are available. Requirements for participation are:• completion of the freshman year;
• a commitment to complete a minimum of three work rotations, which normally include two regular semesters and one summer term. Students are enrolled at LSU during work semesters.
Transfer students with qualifying grades who have at least four semesters of academic work remaining are eligible to apply for the Co-op Program after one semester of full-time work at LSU.STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
The Student Health Center provides quality health care to LSU students. The center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Facilities include a large outpatient medical clinic, a full-service pharmacy, a laboratory, an X-ray department, mental health services, and a wellness education department. All visits and inquiries are confidential. The student health service fee, paid during registration, entitles students to unlimited visits to a primary care physician during the regular semester. The first three visits to the Mental Health Service are also included in the pre-paid fee. Any subsequent visits are based on a sliding fee scale after consultation with the patient. There are additional charges for lab, X-ray, medication, supplies, and specialty clinics.
The Student Health Center Medical Clinic has six full-time primary care physicians, one full-time gynecologist, and 12 nurses. In addition, part-time specialty services are offered in orthopedics, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, and ophthalmology. A dental screening clinic is available, but no dental procedures are performed on the premises. Routine allergy shots and injectable medicines ordered by physicians are provided.
The Mental Health Service provides crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, psychological testing, and varied preventive therapy clinics on a continuing basis. These services are rendered by mental health providers experienced in treating emotional problems and stresses experienced by University students.
The Student Health Center also has an extensive Wellness Education Department. Services provided include a resource room and an interactive Web page (www.lsu.edu/wellness). Individual appointments are available for consultations on nutrition and weight management; stress and time management; sexual and reproductive health concerns; alcohol and other drug abuse; smoking cessation; sexual assault and violence; and many other areas of concern to University students. Educational programs for student organizations and residence halls, as well as guest lectures for undergraduate and graduate classes, are available upon request throughout the entire year. Several peer education organizations offer service learning and leadership development experiences.Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services assists students in identifying and developing accommodations and services to help overcome barriers to the achievement of personal and academic goals. Services are provided for students with temporary or permanent disabilities. Specialized support services are based on the individual student's disability-based need. Students must provide current documentation of their disabilities at the time services are requested. Students should contact the office early so that necessary accommodations can be arranged.OFFICE OF STUDENT MEDIA
The Office of Student Mediaoversees the operation of KLSU-FM, the Gumboyearbook, the Legacymagazine, the Reveille,and LSU-TV. These provide information and entertainment to students, faculty, and staff while providing training for students interested in all areas of publishing and broadcasting.
The Reveille, the University's award-winning, student-edited newspaper, is published Tuesday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer term. The student written and produced yearbook, the Gumbo,is distributed during the fall semester. Students also edit and publish the LSU student magazine, the award-winning Legacy, which is distributed on campus four times each year. KLSU-FM is a 5,000-watt educational FM station operated by students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tiger TV produces a variety of television programming for the LSU Campus Cable System and Cox Cable in Baton Rouge.HONORARY SOCIETIES
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is the national leadership honor society for college students that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. It was founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. Omicron Delta Kappa was the first college honor society of national scope to recognize and honor meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage the exercise of general campus citizenship.
Membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students--and occasionally to students in graduate and professional schools--as well as to faculty, staff, and community members. Student membership candidates must rank academically in the upper 35 percent in their school/college and must show leadership in at least one of five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social activities, religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, or the mass media; and creative/performing arts. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction.Phi Beta Kappa
The oldest academic society in the U.S., Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. The LSU chapter was installed in 1977 as Beta of Louisiana. For more than two centuries, Phi Beta Kappa has advocated the ideal of a liberal education as a basis for a life-long love of learning and as a way to broaden the perspectives of students, whatever their chosen field of endeavor. At LSU, juniors and seniors with an excellent academic record and an adequate breadth of study are considered for membership. Specific requirements are described at the Phi Beta Kappa Website (http://its2.ocs.lsu.edu/guests/wwwpbk/).Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi, a national scholastic honor society founded in 1897, now contains 282 chapters nationwide. It is one of the most prestigious scholastic honor societies in the United States. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rdchapter in the nation. At the present time, the national office is located on this campus in the French House.
The primary objectives of Phi Kappa Phi are to promote the pursuit of excellence in higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement by students and faculty through election to membership and through various awards and fellowships. Phi Kappa Phi is unique because it recognizes superior scholarship in all academic fields, rather than restricting membership to a limited field. Juniors in the top 5 percent and seniors and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their classes may be invited to become members of Phi Kappa Phi. New LSU Phi Kappa Phi members are initiated and honored in the spring semester each year and wear identifying ribbons on their academic gowns at commencement exercises.STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
The Office of Student Organizations and Campus Activities (SOCA) provides educational and support services to the more than 300 organizations at LSU. The SOCA coordinates leadership development opportunities and provides information about students' involvement. Students can greatly enrich the college experience by joining an organization that suits their needs.
Student organizations may be added or deleted from the list of recognized organizations after publication of this catalog. A complete and accurate list of recognized student organizations is available from the SOCA office.
University recognition of a student organization does not imply control of, support for, or agreement with the organization's purposes, goals, or philosophy. Participation in student organizations is voluntary. This list is up-to-date at the time of publication of this catalog.Religious Centers
The Office of Greek Affairs provides support for individuals and organizations that comprise the Greek community at LSU. The staff of the office develops, implements, and coordinates programs and services that address member education, personal development, academic success, philanthropic activities, leadership development, and social activities.Fraternities
To make on-campus living a worthwhile experience, LSU students and staff have designed a residential life program to promote learning and personal growth. Residence halls and apartments provide a natural and convenient social setting for students. Residents are seldom more than a ten-minute walk from the library, the classroom, or any other campus activity.
One of the greatest advantages in living in residence halls is that the staff is available to assist students with concerns and questions. Studies show that campus residents maintain higher grade-point averages than do off-campus students. The housing staff also provides informative programs related to safety, wellness, community service, and a variety of other topics. Many of these programs are led by faculty members.
University housing is available to all full-time students on a voluntary basis, with specific room assignments based on the date of application for University housing and the terms of the housing contract.Choices in Residential Living
LSU has 19 residence halls with architectural styles ranging from northern Italian Renaissance, typical of the older campus, to modern, high-rise buildings. Also for single students are 184 apartments in a complex called the East Campus Apartments. For married students and single parents, there are 578 apartments in the Nicholson and Edward Gay Apartments.
Most residence halls have ground-floor reception areas and feature kitchenettes and study rooms on each level. Entry to most halls is controlled by a security system which utilizes residents' LSU ID cards. Coin and card access laundry facilities are available in most, while others have laundries located nearby. Several halls are accessible for disabled students. East Campus Apartments rent by the individual room, are fully furnished, and have modern appliances including stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and clothes washer and dryer. Nicholson and Edward Gay Apartments rent by the whole apartment and are unfurnished except for stoves and refrigerators.
Nine halls have computer labs, while most halls, the East Campus and Edward Gay Apartments have Ethernet data connections available by subscription in each room. All rooms and apartments have cable TV connections included in the rent, and all except the Nicholson Apartments include local phone service. Residents, however, must provide their own telephone and television sets.
Students in residence halls may choose to have roommates or, if space is available, a private room. Living arrangements have been established with individual preferences for social and educational development in mind.
Students may select hours of visitation as early as 10 a.m. daily, with the period terminating by 1 a.m. on nights preceding class days or 3 a.m. on nights preceding days when no classes are held. Quiet hours are observed daily from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., during which time an atmosphere conducive to study is maintained.Residential College
A student must submit a completed application form to the Department of Residential Life, 99 Grace King Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-6903. New students are advised to apply at least ten months in advance. An application and related information may be obtained directly from this office or by requesting housing information on the application for admission.
A depositof $100--payable to "Residential Life, LSU" in U.S. funds by check or money order--must accompany each residence hall and East Campus Apartments application. Acceptance of a deposit does not guarantee an assignment.
Students may apply for housing prior to being admitted to the University. Acceptance of a residence hall or East Campus Apartments application or receipt of an assignment is not a guarantee of admission to the University. An application for admission must be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before a room assignment is official.
Cancellation of an application/assignment must be submitted in writing to the Department of Residential Life. If the cancellation is received by July 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, or May 1 for the summer term, a processing fee of $25 will be deducted from the deposit, and the remainder will be refunded. If the cancellation is received after July 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, or May 1 for summer, or if the assignment is not claimed during registration, the entire deposit will be forfeited unless all requirements for evaluation of an application for admission have been met, and admission has been denied.
The University reserves all rights in connection with assignment of rooms, inspection of rooms, termination, and occupancy of rooms. Reservations are not transferable. If the room is not occupied by the day before the first class day, the reservation is forfeited unless notification stating the time of late arrival has been received. Other terms of residence hall occupancy are provided in the housing contract. Room reservations in fraternity or sorority houses are limited to eligible members of those organizations, and are made directly with the organization.Residence Hall Rates
LSU provides housing for approximately 5,000 students in air-conditioned residence halls and in some halls without air-conditioning. Rates for residence halls, effective the fall semester of 2002, vary from $1,355 to $1,625 per semester for each occupant of a room occupied to its normal capacity. A student living in a room that is not filled to normal capacity will be expected to pay an additional rental charge or to move to another room with a roommate at the same rental charge in the same residence hall. If rooms are available for single occupancy, the charge for single occupancy of a two-student room is 1.5 times the semester rate for full occupancy. Semester rental rates are subject to change at the beginning of a regular semester or summer term.
Residence hall rent is due by the deadline established on the advanced fee bill. Additional information concerning residence hall accommodations may be obtained from the Department of Residential Life, 99 Grace King Hall, 225/578-8663.Nicholson and Edward Gay Apartments
The University has 578 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that are available for families and for single, upperclass, and full-time graduate students aged 22 or older. Rental rates for these apartments range from $348 to $463 per month. Additional information is available from the Department of Residential Life, 225/334-5198.Refund of Residence Hall Rent
Students contract for space in a residence hall or East Campus Apartments on an academic-year basis. The contract is effective on the date it is counter-signed by the student. Refund of room rent will be made according to the guidelines below. For further details, contact the Department of Residential Life, 99 Grace King Hall, 225/578-8663.
• A student who moves from one room to another
in a residence hall or from one residence hall to another will be refunded or
charged the difference, if any, between the unused prorated portions of rent
for the two spaces.
• A student who moves out of a residence hall and resigns from the University will be responsible for 25 percent of the rent for the remainder of the contract for the space the student was occupying.
• A student who moves out of a residence hall without resigning from the University will be responsible for 75 percent of the rent for the remainder of the contract for the least expensive space.
• A student who moves out of a residence hall into a fraternity or sorority house before the close of business on the last day of the regular fall registration period will be refunded all of the unused portion of rent for the space he or she was occupying. If such a move is made after the last day of regular registration (the last day of fall registration, if on an "Academic-Year Rental Terms" agreement), the student will receive a refund as noted in the paragraph above.
• A student who is required to move out of a residence hall as a result of disciplinary action will be responsible for 75 percent of the rent for the remainder of the contract for the least expensive space.
Rates for dining plans, effective the fall semester 2002, vary from $405 to $925 per semester. Please note that dining plan rates are subject to change at the beginning of a semester or summer term. Dining plans offered and policies are described below.
Students are offered a choice of the following one-semester dining contracts beginning the first day of orientation and continuing through the final examination period:• Resident Tiger (one semester contract)
• Traditional Tiger (one semester contract) Choose any 10 meals each week for the semester. Includes $150 in Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.
• Tiger Luncheon Club (one semester contract) Lunch only. Includes 75 lunch meals each semester. Excludes weekend service. This plan does not satisfy the meal plan participation requirement for first semester freshmen who live on campus.Students are also offered a choice of the following two-semester dining contracts:
• Yearly Tiger 1(one-year contract) Choose any 150 meals per year. Includes $500 bonus Paw Points to be used at specified retail * food service outlets on campus.
• Yearly Tiger 2(one-year contract) Choose any 200 meals per year. Includes $400 in bonus Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.
* McDonald's and Domino's will accept only cash or Tiger Express for meal purchases. For a complete list of retail establishments, please see "Retail Dining" under "Contract Terms."
Only newly enrolled freshmen who live in University residence halls are required to participate in a University dining plan, except as provided below:• Part-time students as defined by the LSU General Catalog.
Any student who has completed one regular semester (excluding the summer term) is not required to participate, but is invited and encouraged to do so. All other students, part-time or full-time, off-campus or on-campus, may also purchase a dining plan contract on a semester basis.
For more information about dining plans, please contact Contracted Auxiliary Services, P.O. Box 25056, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70893, or call 225/578-8505.Contract Terms
Students contract with LSU Dining for dining services on a semester basis when selecting the Resident Tiger, Tiger Ultra, Tiger Plus, Tiger Lite, Traditional Tiger or Tiger Luncheon Club. The contract is effective as of the date registration is processed by the University or use of the dining plan begins, whichever occurs first.
Meal plan changes or cancellations may be made before the contract is effective by calling Contracted Auxiliary Services at 225/578-8505. Changes after the contract is effective may only be made with the expressed written permission of the Director of Contracted Auxiliary Services.
Students are permitted to transfer to the Greek dining system when the authorization is requested by the Greek organization and approved by the Office of Greek Affairs.
Students are required to participate in the dining contract for the entire semester, except for official resignation from the University. Students who officially withdraw from the University during the first 20 class days will receive a refund equal to the unexpended portion of the dining plan, less a $30 dollar processing fee.
After 20 days, students who officially withdraw from the University will be refunded 75 percent of the unexpended portion of the dining service contract charge. Refunds of dining contracts processed after midsemester for students who officially withdraw from the University are subject to an assessment of 50 percent of the unexpended portion of the dining plan charge. No refunds will be processed once concentrated study period begins.
Cancellation of the year long meal plan between semesters will result in a $100 penalty and the cost of any meals or Paw Points beyond 50 percent usage. Year long meal plans may only be purchased in the fall semester.
Retail dining service outlets include the Tiger
Lair in the LSU Union, Pierre's Landing, the Magnolia Room, Sidepocket, the
Faculty Club, Foster Café, Laville Food Emporium, the Mini-Mart and snack
bars in the Veterinary School, and the Law School. Any style of dining
service can be found among these locations, from fast food to fine dining to
grab-and-go convenience items.
Catering services are also available for any location on campus, with service to groups ranging from 12 to 1,000+ persons. Specialty needs--such as wedding receptions, parties, and other catered gatherings--can also be accommodated. For more information on catering, call LSU catering at 225/578-6656 or Faculty Club Catering at 225/578-2356.
Contracted Auxiliary Services also administers all campus vending machines, including snacks, soft drinks, and the Hot Choice machines that serve hot food items.FACULTY CLUB
The Faculty Club is the hospitality center for the campus. The Faculty Club may be used by the University community and is open to the general public for certain events. All 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, dances, open houses, and other functions.Annual membership dues allow the Faculty Club, Inc., Board of Governors to offer these events at a moderate cost.
The dining room is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, serving a full a la carte menu. Conference rooms are available for meetings and luncheons during regular club hours. The club is also open for special events by reservation. Guest rooms are available for overnight accommodations for parents of students, visitors to University departments, and the public.ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
Athletic facilities include a football stadium, Tiger Stadium, with a seating capacity of 91,600; four lighted football practice fields; an indoor football practice facility; a lighted metric track, Bernie Moore Stadium, with a Rekortan surface and seating accommodations for 5,680; a lighted baseball complex, Alex Box Stadium, with seating for 7,700; and six lighted tennis courts with an elevated grandstand.
The LSU Natatorium, completed in 1985,
provides an eight-lane Olympic-size indoor pool and diving well. The Maravich
Assembly Center, a multipurpose facility, seats 14,164 and is the home
court for the men's and women's basketball teams, women's gymnastics, and women's
volleyball. The Carl Maddox Field House provides a 220-meter track facility;
a gymnastics practice room; three regulation handball courts; and a large, unobstructed,
air-conditioned playing area for basketball, volleyball, indoor tennis, badminton,
and other activities. It is available as a competitive indoor track facility
and serves as a practice area for track and tennis teams. It is also used for
teaching, organized recreational activity, and leisure-time activity for the
LSU has recently constructed new stadia for women's soccer and women's softball, each accommodating more than 1,500 fans.
LSU has hosted the NCAA Track and Field Championships four times, most recently in May 2002. The NCAA baseball regional tournament has been played 12 times at Alex Box Stadium. In addition, the basketball NCAA Mideast Regionals, first/second rounds, and SEC Tournament have been played in the Maravich Assembly Center.DEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS
The Department of Recreational Sports provides all members of the University community access to a variety of recreational sports activities. To meet the diverse needs and interests of the University community, a multifaceted recreational sports program is offered that includes aquatics, sports clubs, informal recreation, fitness programs, instructional sports, intramural sports, extramural sports, outdoor recreation, special event activities, and athletic medicine.
The department also coordinates use of the Gym Armory Building, the Huey P. Long Swimming Pool and Complex, the Recreation Center-Special Olympics Swimming Pool, the Outdoor Tennis Complex, the Natatorium, a number of field spaces on campus, and the Student Recreational Sports Complex. In addition, a wide variety of sports and outdoor recreation equipment is available for use on a check-out or rental basis.
The aquatic program is designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in water activities. Certified personnel offer guidance for all skill levels. Hours are also available for recreational and fitness swimming activities.
In cooperation with the Student Health Center, the athletic medicine program provides for prevention and treatment of injuries. Certified athletic trainers are available to assist and instruct individuals about safe athletic practices and rehabilitative exercise programs.
The fitness program varies from self-motivated and self-directed activities to supervised exercise programs. Other components include fitness testing and evaluation, personal training, therapeutic massage, and specialized activity and group programs.
The informal recreation program provides space and time for individuals who desire to participate informally on a drop-in basis in a sport or exercise program.
The instructional sports program provides
opportunities for individuals to take classes taught by qualified instructors
in a variety of sports activities. Classes are noncredit and include
sports activities such as SCUBA, karate, racquetball, golf, tennis, swimming,
fitness boxing, and aerobics.
The intramural sports program provides various levels of competition in more than 36 different sports through leagues, tournaments, and meets. A balanced program of team, meet, dual, and individual sports is offered throughout the year. Some of these activities are flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, racquetball, handball, tennis, badminton, swimming, track, golf, and floor hockey. Additionally, extensive training opportunities are provided for individuals desiring to become officials in various team sports.
The outdoor recreation program provides an opportunity for the University community to develop an understanding and appreciation for the outdoors. A number of trips and seminars are scheduled each semester to assist in this development.
The special events activities programis designed to serve particular recreational interests and needs. Programs vary in structure and include organized events such as triathlons, biathlons, and 5K and 10K runs.
The sports medicine program varies from self-motivated fitness activities to rehabilitative exercise programs. Certified athletic trainers are available to assist and instruct individuals on safe athletic practices and rehabilitative exercise programs.
The sports club program provides opportunities for exercise, recreational and social fellowship, competition both on- and off-campus, and learning new skills while improving existing ones. Some of the active clubs include rugby, soccer, fencing, water skiing, wrestling, tae kwon do, karate, and team mountain bike. The office also maintains records, establishes schedules, develops and interprets rules and policies, and supplies officials as needed.
In the fall of 1992, the Student Recreational Sports Complex opened its doors to the LSU community. This 112,000 square foot recreational sports facility provides students the opportunity to be active sports participants during their leisure hours. For additional information and membership, call the Department of Recreational Sports, 578-8601.THE LSU UNION
The LSU Union, located in the heart of the campus, serves as LSU's community center by providing facilities, services, and programs for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University. The Union is supported by student fees and by a variety of retail and service enterprises located in the building. Full-time students are automatically members of the Union through their student fees. Faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University may become members by paying an annual fee.
Through its student programming committees, the Union presents a wide range of programs and events designed to appeal to all segments of the University community.
Programs include lectures, performing arts, visual arts, films, concerts, comedians, and a large number of noncredit Leisure Classes. Information on programs, student committees, and student leadership opportunities in the Union are available in the Program Department, 304 Union, 225/578-5118.
The Union provides a variety of facilities, services, and conveniences to meet the needs of the campus community. The LSU Bookstore offers textbooks, trade books, LSU Tigerwear, gifts, and merchandise, and eCommons, a "literary café" featuring Starbucks coffee. LSU Dining offers the Tiger Lair food court, Sidepocket snack bar, the Magnolia Room restaurant, W. W. Cinnamon's bakery, and a McDonald's restaurant. LSU Catering offers a full line of catered services for banquets and luncheons.
Seven banking machines (ATMs) are located in the Colonnade breezeway. Campus Federal Credit Union, which offers student accounts, has a branch located on the ground floor. Also located on the ground floor are the Barbershop, STA Travel Agency, walk-up e-mail terminals, a U. S. Post Office branch, and Tiger Pause, the games area that features bowling, billiards, and a video arcade.
On the main floor, patrons will find the Art Gallery, which offers a variety of local and national exhibits year round. The Information Desk provides patrons with newspapers, magazines, candy, and sundry items. The Union Theater is host to the School of Music concerts, Broadway shows, dance performances, and many performing arts events throughout the year. The Box Office, next to the theater main entrance, is a TicketMaster outlet. The University's ID card operation and the Tiger Express debit card services are located in the Campus Card Operations Center. The front lounge overlooks a beautiful view of oak trees and the LSU Parade Ground, while the center lounge rests beneath the Union's skylights.
On the third floor, customers will find a full-service copy shop, a frame shop in the Creative Arts Center, and the Student Technology Learning Centerwhere students will find a computer lab and Internet connections. The Events Services Office, located in room 310, processes more than 5,000 reservation requests annually for Union facilities and campus grounds. Information on student job opportunities in the Union can also be found in room 310.Campus Card Operations
Campus Card Operations provides the LSU identification card, the debit card system (Tiger Express), and voter registration services. New students are issued their first ID card at no cost. The ID card is the property of the University and must be retained for each subsequent term of enrollment. The card should be carried at all times and must be presented upon request of any University official. The card is nontransferable.
Tiger Express, the debit card system, allows students, faculty, and staff to make purchases using their LSU ID cards. It provides a fast, safe, and convenient method for making purchases at more than 125 locations on campus. Tiger Express can be used for books, supplies, snacks, meals, and campus entertainment. It is accepted by many vending machines, laundry machines, and duplicating equipment in Middleton Library. Applications, an informative brochure, and a complete listing of all participating locations may be obtained at Campus Card Operations, 221 Union, or by calling 225/578-4300.PARKING, TRAFFIC,
LSU is committed to providing ample on-campus parking for all students, employees, and visitors. To park a vehicle on campus, faculty and students must register with the Office of Parking, Traffic, and Transportation. For additional information, call 578-5000.PUBLIC SAFETY
The University is dedicated to preserving a peaceful and safe environment for the entire University community. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are urged to be aware of and alert to the possible existence of criminal activity on campus and to report all crimes or suspicious activity to the University Police.
The University Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day. Police officers assigned to patrol areas throughout the campus will respond promptly to any call and have the capacity to request municipal fire, EMS, or police support, as required. The department has 70 full-time officers and each has completed a minimum of 285 hours of formal police training and is certified by the Police Officers Standards and Training Council. The department provides a full range of law enforcement services, including criminal investigations, emergency services, and crime prevention services, for a campus population larger than most cities in the state. Administrative responsibility for safety, security, and police service rests with the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Services through the Executive Director of Public Safety.
The University Right to Know/Campus Security Act report is available on the Internet at www.lsu.edu/police. The Web page includes crime statistics, crime alerts, the daily blotter, and security policies and procedures. A copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Safety or the University Police Department.U. S. POST OFFICE
University Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-9998 is a federal government post office located in the LSU Union Building. Mail service is provided to students and faculty members who are post office box holders or who receive mail through University departments. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends and federal holidays. The window hours are adjusted during the holiday season and between semesters. The lobby, however, remains open when the office is closed so that mail may be picked up from post office boxes.
A post office box may be rented for the year or for six months. Post office boxes may be shared only with spouses, brothers, and/or sisters having the same last name. Rental fee information may be obtained by writing to: Manager, University Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. General delivery service is not available. Please note that the 70893 zip code is for post office boxes 16000-19999 and 70894 is for post office boxes 20000-55000. All other department mail should carry the 70803 zip code.
All mail, including "Special Delivery" and "Express Mail," must be addressed to the student's box number since the University does not provide mail service to residence halls. Delivery service to the University-owned apartment complexes on Nicholson Drive and West Roosevelt Street is provided by the Main Post Office, 750 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.