Letter from the President

 July 17, 2016 

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

This morning, regrettably, our city lost several officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office in the line of duty. Several other officers were injured. Our thoughts are with those officers and their families, as well as their fellow officers who are responding to this tragedy.

Although the shootings occurred some distance from campus, LSU is taking precautionary measures to ensure the continued safety of our LSU campus community. Our Emergency Operations Center has been activated to assist the LSU Police, who have been called upon to support local law enforcement. The LSU Police are also taking steps to increase security around the campus.

We are all committed to a safe environment and will continue to do all that we can to keep the campus safe. We encourage you to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities to the LSU Police at 225-578-3231.


F. King Alexander

LSU President