We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our
students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally
and professionally in a global society. Therefore, LSU is firmly committed to an
environment that affords respect to all members of our community. We will work to
eliminate barriers that any members of our community experience.
To make LSU a place where that can happen, we must recognize and reflect on the inglorious
aspects of our history. We now acknowledge the need to confront the ways racism, sexism,
ableism, ageism, classism, LGBTQ+ phobia, intolerance based on religion or on national
origin, and all forms of bias and exploitation have shaped our everyday lives.
We accept personal and professional responsibility to eliminate bias and oppression
wherever they are found. We understand our obligation to speak up when we see bias
whether it be in our teaching, study, or daily work. Our community will educate
themselves proactively and continuously about how to intervene and bring bias to the
attention of others with commitment and compassion.
We will hold ourselves accountable for our actions and inactions, and for maintaining
intentional, measurable, and meaningful efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and
inclusion, including through ongoing evaluation of our policies, practices, and procedures.