Office of External Affairs

The LSU Office of Governmental Relations is the university’s liaison with federal, state, and local government. As a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, LSU is responsible for helping the state and nation find solutions to pressing social, economic, and scientific problems. 


LSU′s Louisiana economic output  

- Source: Study by Economics & Policy Research Group, E. J. Ourso College of Business (Fiscal year 2021-22) 


Direct and indirect annualized jobs 


Economic output for every dollar of Louisiana state funding provided to LSU

Scholarship First Agenda

Our Priorities for Louisiana and Beyond

LSU's fierce drive for excellence is rooted in our mission to impact and serve Louisiana—providing pathways to higher learning, addressing critical problems through groundbreaking research and discovery, and bettering the lives of citizens in every parish.

Through the collaborative teamwork of all of our campuses—we will create solutions essential to the future of our state and nation in these areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Biomedicine
  • Coast
  • Defense
  • Energy

Learn more about the Scholarship First Agenda