Personal Safety

When walking:

  • Be aware and be alert. Crime can happen anytime, anywhere!
  • Walk with a purpose! Keep your eyes up and ears open! Do not walk looking down at your cell phone. Do not walk with ear buds in both ears. This can make you a potential victim of a crime. 
  • Always walk and talk with confidence! Head up and shoulders back!
  • Have the LSU Shield app open in the event that you need to contact emergency services.
  • Keep valuables in front pockets. If possible, try not to carry a large purse/bag. 
  • Avoid walking alone at night! Walk in groups of at least two or more. 
  • Avoid shortcuts and dark, isolated areas. 
  • If you feel threatened, cross the street, or enter a store or place of business and call 911 immediately!
  • Report suspicious activity to LSU Police immediately.

General Safety Tips: 

  • Carry a photo ID with you at all times.
  • Do not place your driver's license or Tiger Card facing out, inside the clear window of your wallet, where others can see it. 

Campus Safety:


  • Report security lighting concerns to Facility Services Work Control at 225-578-3186 or at

Security Cameras:

  • The LSU campus embraces closed-circuit security monitoring and there are over 1700 cameras that are currently in use. Should you have questions regarding the security camera initiative, please contact LSU PD at 225-578-3231.

Public Safety Day booth