Commitment to Community

Louisiana State University is an interactive community in which students, faculty, and staff together strive to pursue truth, advance learning, and uphold the highest standards of performance  in an academic and social environment.



It is a community that fosters individual development and the creation of bonds that transcend the time spent within its gates.


   accept responsibility for my actions; hold myself and others to the highest standards of academic, personal, and social integrity; practice justice, equality, and compassion in human relations; respect the dignity of all persons and accept individual differences; respect the environment and the rights and property of others and the University; contribute positively to the life of the campus and surrounding community; and use my LSU experience to be an active citizen in an international and interdependent world.

The continued success of LSU depends on the faithful commitment by each community member  to these, our basic principles.


Adopted as a “Statement of University Position” on behalf of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College community on the fifth of May in the year 1995.