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LSU Values Diversity

Diversity is fundamental to LSU’s mission. The university is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority. LSU recognizes achieving international prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire university community.

The LSU Strategic Plan will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation’s preeminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals. Through its Commitment to Community, LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, and intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion/spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family or marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. LSU proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence—the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting-edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities.

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the International Student Association, the African American Cultural Center, the Women’s Center and other services and activities promoting diversity exist to help students foster a better understanding of the people and the world around them, as well as prepare them for careers in a global economy. 

In 2020, LSU created its Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap to further demonstrate the university’s commitment to fostering inclusive educational opportunities and an equitable workforce for all members of the LSU community. The Office of Diversity, a division of the Office of Academic Affairs, provides leadership to ensure that diversity is a vital component of all decision-making processes on all administrative, academic, budgetary and strategic planning fronts. The Office of Diversity ensures that LSU as a whole is actively recruiting and supporting a diverse student body while simultaneously recruiting and supporting faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The Diversity Roadmap Steering Committee, composed of faculty and staff from across campus, guided the creation of the roadmap document that the university now uses to chart its course moving forward.

State Registration Requirement

Louisiana Revised Statute 42:31 requires all unclassified employees earning $100,000 or more annually to provide proof of a valid Louisiana driver’s license and that all vehicles titled in their name have been registered in the state of Louisiana. Accordingly, successful candidates impacted by La. R.S. 42:31 will be expected to comply with these requirements within 30 days of hire as a condition of employment. Employees must continue to comply throughout the duration of employment.

An Equal Opportunity Institution

LSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For more information or if you believe you have been subject to discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or disability, please contact LSU’s Title IX, ADA, and 504 coordinator Jennie Stewart at, 225-578-3918, or University Administration Building, Ste 123.

About Baton Rouge

Louisiana has arguably the most colorful history and fascinating culture of any state in the nation. Baton Rouge, French for “Red Stick,” is the capital city of Louisiana. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, it represents the best of Louisiana’s vibrant culture. Just minutes from LSU, downtown Baton Rouge is a hot spot where you can attend an art exhibition or watch the sun set over the Mississippi River.

Over the last several years, the Baton Rouge area has enjoyed an unprecedented economic expansion—offering employment opportunities in diverse industry sectors.