Standards & Safety


Standards & Recognition Program (STAR)

Excellence in Community

We care deeply about the well-being of our students and our campus community. LSU fraternity and sorority members thrive in an environment where chapters and leadership prioritize member safety and wellbeing, personal development, and campus and community involvement. 

To further this commitment and ensure accountability and transparency, every fraternity and sorority must annually submit materials that focus on the Values and Standards of LSU Greek Life through the Standards & Recognition Program (STAR). Chapters are assigned a one through five STAR level based on the community values and standards of health, safety, and wellbeing, membership education, and participation and involvement.

STAR Program Goals

  • Provide guidance for chapter operational success based on the three sets of Values & Standards of Greek Life at LSU:
  • Assess chapters based on the Values & Standards of Greek Life at LSU.
  • Recognize high-performing chapters and identify areas of development for under-performing chapters
  • Hold chapters accountable to all values, standards, and minimum community expectations.
  • Encourage all chapters to seek five start status.

STAR Levels

5 gold stars

  • One Star: Chapter meets the minimum health and safety standards required
  • Two to Five Stars: Every chapter has the option to complete each STAR LEVEL above one star and be assessed on the completion of all prompts associated with each level.

Health, Safety, & Wellbeing

Fraternity and sorority members are equipped with prevention strategies, educational resources, and programming opportunities aimed at reducing risks specific to their experience in Greek Life while improving the overall health and safety of the community, their chapter, and all individuals. 

Stars are awarded based on a Chapter's demonstrated commitment to:

  • Hazing Prevention Education & Policies
  • Risk Reduction Education
  • Mental Health Education
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs Education
  • Social Event Planning
  • Inclusive Practices

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Campus Resources for Health, Safety, & Wellbeing

LSU Cares is a support hub dedicated to your wellbeing. You can submit a personal concern or make a report about others on a wide variety of topics and our staff will step in to provide support or advocacy.

Access the LSU Cares Support Hub

Submit an Organizational Misconduct Concern

Submit a Student of Concern Report

Hazing is a serious issue that damages the growth and well-being of our students and campus community. Learn about hazing and what you can do to help stop it. 

View required Hazing Prevention Education

Learn about Hazing Prevention & Reporting

Submit a Hazing Report or Suspicion

Located in the Student Health Center, Mental Health Service provides clinical services including short-term and group therapy, crisis intervention, psychiatry, sexual assault support services, and eating disorder treatment. Our goal is to enhance your personal growth and development, address psychological needs, and support your pursuit of academic goals.

Make a Mental Health Service appointment

Wellness coaching empowers students to achieve self-determined goals related to a variety of topics, including:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Healthy Relationship Skills
  • Nutrition, Eating Disorders, and Body Image
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Reduction and Time Management
  • Sexual Health and Contraceptive Methods
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Support 

Schedule Wellness Coaching

Nutrition Counseling supports students through individual appointments on topics, including:

  • Balanced meal plans
  • Strategies to fuel fitness
  • Healthy dining out choices
  • Healthy relationships with food
  • Dispel nutrition myths and misinformation

Call 225-578-5718 to schedule a Nutrition Counseling appointment.

Experiencing an incident of sexual assault, discrimination, or violation is shocking, confusing, and disorienting. Afterwards, you may not know what to do or where to go.

The goal of LSU's Office of Civil Rights & Title IX is to ensure you receive appropriate support, receive due process, and are treated respectfully and fairly.

Connect to Domestic & Sexual Violence Support and Reporting

In addition to the resources above, the university encourages students and organizations to uphold practices that support a safe and healthy campus community.

View University Policies


Member Education & Development

Members in the fraternity and sorority community experience specialized programs and services that enhance their personal and professional skills, including leadership development, academic achievement, chapter management tools, transferrable life skills, and interpersonal relationships. 

Stars are awarded based on a Chapter's demonstrated commitment to:

  • Chapter Management
  • New/Member Education & Development
  • Officer Transitions
  • Senior Member Support
  • Academic Achievement
  • Chapter Programming

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Member Education & Development Available to All Members

Each January, the over 300 new chapter leaders participate in Officer Institute to prepare and get equipped to manage and lead their chapter. Education and development focuses include chapter management, standards and expectations, policies and procedures, health and safety, event planning and registration support, and campus resources.

Each semester, new members ar onboarded and welcomed to Fraternity and Sorority Life through the New Member Foundations program. Education and development focuses include community overview, standards and expectations, campus resources, mental health, sexual assault prevention, hazing prevention, community building, and leadership training.


Participation & Involvement

Fraternity and sorority members build relationships and meaningful connections through service and involvement in their chapter, on campus, and in the greater Baton Rouge community. 

Stars are awarded based on a Chapter's demonstrated commitment to:

  • Invest in the Greek Community
  • Recruitment & Intake Practices
  • Member Retention
  • Service & Philanthropy Efforts
  • Community Relations
  • Involvement in Outside Club Orgs
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Participation & Involvement Opportunities Available to All Members

Fraternity and sorority members build relationships and meaningful connections through service and involvement in their chapter, on campus, and in the greater Baton Rouge community. 

Lead, Serve, and Get Involved in Campus Life

Find Multicultural Student Organizations

Participate in Student Government


University Policies


Alcoholic Beverages on Campus

LSU is committed to maintaining a safe, healthful environment that supports its educational mission. The abuse of alcoholic beverages by its students, University personnel, and their guests interferes with the accomplishment of this mission. 

View the Policy

Sorority and Fraternity Houses on Campus

The University works to ensure Greek organizations operate their facilities safely and legally within the regulatory framework established both by the University and by outside agencies.

View the Policy

Greek Life Operational Policy

The Greek Life office establishes policies and procedures related to chapter operations, event planning, statements on inclusion, safety, anti-hazing, and all procedures for remaining in good standing with LSU. 

Policy currently in revision. Contact with any questions.

Code of Student Conduct

The Code of Student Conduct encourages responsible decision making, safeguards the health and welfare of all members of the University community, protects University property, and promotes academic integrity including class attendance.


Student safety is of utmost importance to the University. To encourage Students to make responsible decisions, the University recognizes the need for amnesty from University sanctions in certain situations. Amnesty under this policy, when granted, excuses a Student or Registered Student Organization (RSO) from University sanctions under the Code. Amnesty is intended to promote action when an emergency situation is present. 

View the Code