About Us

The LSU Department of Residential Life is committed to making campus home for students. 

As part of the LSU Division of Student Affairs, we work to ensure that the 153 hours students spend outside the classroom each week are preparing them for success and achievement when they are inside the classroom.

Students who live on campus consistently have higher GPAs, have a higher percentage of students that return to LSU for their second year (retention rate), have higher graduation rates, and have more opportunities to become part of the LSU community. That's why first-year students are required to live on campus




Provide dynamic student-focused learning communities that support development and academic success in clean, safe, and sustainable facilities that meet the needs of the campus community.



Be a premier residential life program that embodies the highest standards of campus housing



Community – Create spaces for residents to be connected, comfortable, and empowered through a transformational experience

Courage – Exhibit confidence and tenacity to make bold decisions despite challenges or difficulties and accept full responsibility for the outcomes

Inclusivity – Establish a respectful community that seeks multiple perspectives and embraces individual differences

Integrity – Abide by the highest standards of our profession to instill trust with community members by creating an environment of mutual respect, openness, and truthfulness

Stewardship – Utilize resources responsibly and creatively to benefit present and future members of the community

Teamwork – Collaborate to achieve common goals through communication, commitment, and support



Assessment of our performance as a department is achieved through a number of mechanisms including an annual resident satisfaction survey through Skyfactor Inc., internal surveys, statistical reports, and data collected through both qualitative and quantitative research. The collection/reporting methods used have been categorized according to the departmental strategic plan, which centers around five main goals and targeted performance indicators within those goals: Learning, Communication, Sustainability, Development, and Improvement.