The Department of Residential Life is committed to providing a community that is accepting of students and staff of different backgrounds, attributes, interests, and beliefs. All members of our community are responsible for supporting an atmosphere that appreciates individual differences and recognizes each person’s unique contribution to the university. We believe that our students can only achieve their full development as citizens with an environment that supports and promotes the ideas of an inclusive community. Residential Life takes a proactive approach to protect our diverse community by providing educational programming that addresses topics of diversity and social justice.
We partner with you and other campus offices like the Office of Disability Services, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Dean of Students, the Student Health Center and more to meet students’ needs and connect them with appropriate resources.
Students with Disabilities
If you require accommodations for a disability, you must register with the Office of Disability Services. The Office of Disability Services communicates any housing requirements necessary to our office so we can make appropriate accommodations for you. Contact the Office of Disability Services at 225-578-5919.
Assistance or Service Animals
Review the Residential Life Assistance or Service Animals Policy for complete details on the approval process and procedures to enable students with a disability to reasonably introduce their assistance or service animal into the housing community.
Gender Inclusive Housing
If you have questions or concerns about housing at LSU, please contact Aubree Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-5497 to discuss options. Diversity in all its forms is central to a healthy and dynamic community, and we are committed to working with all students to ensure each individual who desires the on-campus experience can live on campus in a safe, comfortable environment.
RESIDENTIAL LIFE VALUES
The Department of Residential Life is a community that operates based on values–those principles, standards, and qualities we believe are the bedrock for service to the campus community. These values are common to all personnel within the Department of Residential Life and represent the essence of our professionalism. Our actions are a clear reflection of the following values:
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