LSU Public Safety group

Stay Safe LSU

Stay Safe LSU is a university initiative dedicated to the safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff. 

Personal Safety

Use caution walking, biking, and driving on campus. Use crosswalks and learn pedestrian and cycling rules. Don't be distracted by mobile devices. Follow these tips for securing your personal safety and personal property.

Ride Share Safety

Use caution and follow these tips when using a ride share service.

Take a shuttle at night

Instead of walking around campus at night, take LSU’s free shuttle known as Campus Transit. It’s an on-demand service that runs from 5 p.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. You can even schedule your ride via the TransLoc Rider app.

If you see something, say something

If you see something suspicious on campus, please report it! We want to hear from you, and you can report suspicious behavior anonymously. Call LSU Police at 225-578-3231 or if it’s an emergency, dial 911.

Self-Defense Classes

LSU Police and the Student Health Center offer Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Classes for women. RAD is a 12-hour personal safety course. LSU Police also offers the Equalizer Self Defense Programthroughout the year or upon request for groups.

Active Shooter Training

In the event that you ever find yourself in a situation where there is an active shooter, be prepared by watching the training and learning about the federal government’s “Run, Hide, Fight” paradigm.

Receive emergency text messages from LSU

If you have not yet registered your mobile phone to receive emergency text messages from LSU, please do so at MyLSU by clicking on “Personal Preferences” and “Emergency Contacts.” While there, please fill out your emergency contact information, too.

Download Free Safety App

The LSU SHIELD app is designed to help you report emergencies or crimes, receive help from police, or check on friends to ensure they’ve arrived safely at their destinations. Students and employees should download the free app. The app will ask for various information, not all of which is required. But the more information entered, the better the app works for users.

Safety Checklist
Important Campus Numbers
  • Campus Transit Shuttle
    225-578-5555
  • LSU Cares
    225-578-4307
  • LSU Police 
    225-578-3231
  • Student Health Center
    225-578-6271

Parent & Family Resources

Point your student in the right direction and stay on a healthy, happy track to graduation day with these tips, guidelines, and resources for academics, finances, campus living, safety, and health and wellness.

PARENT & FAMILY RESOURCES