LSU includes institutions, facilities and programs in each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. LSU campuses stretch the length of the state from New Orleans to Shreveport. Each institution plays a vital role in preparing students to incorporate new knowledge and new technologies into their daily lives. LSU researchers across Louisiana are working on developing a wide-range of innovations to improve quality of life by studying issues such as disease management, advanced medical treatments, obesity, coastal protection, hurricane preparedness, energy, natural resource management and agriculture, among others. Louisiana’s Flagship University is a land-, sea- and space-grant institution with academic programs in all areas of science, engineering, humanities, arts and social sciences.
Board of Supervisors
The LSU Board of Supervisors serves the university and acts in a leadership capacity for all of the LSU facilities throughout the state.
President William F. Tate IV welcomes you to LSU. Tate was named president of Louisiana State University in May of 2021.
Ethics and Integrity Hotline
The LSU Ethics and Integrity Hotline provides a secure and confidential means to report suspected fraudulent or unethical behavior. Reports may be filed at www.lsu.ethicspoint.com or toll-free at 855-561-4099.
LSU Through the Years
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had its origin in land grants made by the United States government in 1806, 1811 and 1827 for use as a seminary of learning. In 1853, the Louisiana General Assembly established the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana near Pineville, La. The institution opened January 2, 1860. This photo gallery represents a few moments in LSU’s rich history.