Apr 15, 2024  
LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog 
    
LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog

Student Life



www.lsus.edu/student-life

This section contains basic information regarding student life. The contents present a partial overview of student services, student organizations, and publications. For more complete information, including additional policy information and the Code of Student Conduct for which all students are responsible, please see the Student Handbook.

Student Services

Career Services

LSU Shreveport Career Services helps students and alumni connect their college experience to the world-of-work. Through its one-on-one appointments, workshops/events, and on-demand online resources, Career Services equips students to make their career goals a reality.

Before graduating from LSU Shreveport, Career Services aims to help students and graduates do three things:

  • feel confident about their major and career path;
  • explore/pursue internship and job leads in the field they hope to enter; and
  • present themselves to employers and/or graduate school admissions representatives effectively, both through their written materials (i.e. résumés, cover letters, and personal statements) and when speaking to them (at recruiting and networking events or during interviews).

For information about specific appointment types, workshops, and events in which students and alumni can participate, contact Career Services in the Student Success Center (located on the 1st floor of the Noel Memorial Library) by calling 318/797.5062, emailing career@lsus.edu, and/or reviewing the website (https://www.lsus.edu/student-life/career-services/student/alum-career-resources].

Counseling Services

Mental Health counseling and outreach services are provided through the Office of Counseling Services. Counseling services aim to facilitate personal growth and adjustment as well as to prevent issues in the student’s life from becoming barriers to their academic progress.  Experienced mental health clinicians provide assistance with emotional problems and stresses typical of the university environment. Students may receive assistance through a variety of means, including:

  • Individual appointments;
  • Support groups;
  • Wellness workshops;
  • Stress reduction programming;
  • Mental health outreach; and
  • Online resources.

All services are voluntary, free, and confidential. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Counseling Services, located in room 230 of the Administration Building, or call 318/797.5365.

Housing

Pilots Pointe Apartments offers over 350 LSUS students the space and privacy of apartments, with all the benefits of living on campus. Spacious renovated floorplans and clubhouse to serve residents by offering an academic environment coupled with recreational and social programming that enhances the overall college experience. For more information about Pilots Pointe, call 318/333-3407 or visit us on the web at www.pilotspointe.com.

Services for Students with Disabilities

LSUS is committed to ensuring students with disabilities are full participants in its programs, services, and activities through its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) of 1990. The Dean of Students assists both students with disabilities and the University in accomplishing this goal. The Dean of Students provides assessment of disability needs on campus, verification of accommodation needs, and recommendations regarding accommodations. Accommodations and services are based on the individual student’s disability-based need. Students should contact the office early so that necessary accommodations can be arranged. The Dean of Students also informs the administration of policies and issues relevant to students with disabilities and provides training for faculty and staff so the LSUS community gains a greater understanding of their responsibilities and the needs of students with disabilities. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Dean of Students, located in room 208 of the Administration Building, or call 318/797.5116.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center aspires to empower LSUS students to cultivate the personal and academic skills necessary to be independent, lifelong learners and engaged members of the global community. The center acts as a compass to help students navigate their college careers and get a bearing on success through tutoring, academic coaching, and on-campus workshops. The Student Success Center became a national certified tutoring program on May 03rd, 2017, through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). This means each tutor has met the approved tutor training program requirements set forth by the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC), participated in a minimum of 15 hours of training, and has a minimum of 25 hours of tutoring experience.

The Student Success Center currently serves the entire LSUS campus population (undergraduate, graduate, and online) by offering free tutoring, academic coaching, workshops, and supplemental instruction (SI). The 5,800 square foot center provides students with an excellent experience and learning environment. This is a vital recruiting tool in bringing the brightest students to enroll at LSUS. The facility has numerous study spaces, small group meeting rooms, a computer lab, and Wi-Fi for access to the internet and other technology.

Computer Lab and Tutorial Assistance

To assist students in academic life, the University offers many computer labs located throughout the University along with several forms of tutoring.

The University Center Computer Lab

The University Center Computer Lab, located on the first floor of the University Center (UC) across from the theater (on the east side of campus), is open weekdays, nights, and limited hours on the weekend during regular semesters. Operational hours are posted near the entrance to the Lab. This Lab, housing approximately 60 computers, provides internet access, all standard software used in instruction and free printing. The University Center Computer Lab is only available for use by currently enrolled LSUS students.

Digital Arts Computer Lab

In addition to two instructional labs, the Department of Arts and Media maintains an Apple Macintosh Computer Lab and Social Area in Bronson Hall 138. Students in Digital Arts use this lab. Typical software in this particular lab includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other programs related to the field of Graphic Design and Digital Media.

Tutorial Assistance for Veterans

Tutorial assistance is available for VA students enrolled at least half time who need academic help. The student is invited to seek assistance through the Office of Admissions and Records.

More information on the VA’s tutorial assistance program can be found here.

Personal Services

LSUS Police

Emergencies: In an emergency, LSUS Police can be contacted at 5082 from a campus phone or at 318/455.5497 from any other phone. There are also phones in each elevator that connect directly to LSUS Police, and emergency call boxes at many locations on campus, which also connect to LSUS Police. An Emergency Procedures booklet is available online at http://www.lsus.edu/current-students/lsus-police.

Lost and Found: Any item found on campus should immediately be turned in to the information desk on the 1st floor of the Administration Building. Anyone looking for a lost item should go to the information desk and describe the item that is lost. Items that have been in storage for 90 days or more will be donated to various local charities.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Chancellor oversees Intercollegiate Athletics. The Office of Intercollegiate Athletics coordinates the LSUS varsity athletic programs. The LSUS Pilots compete in men’s and women’s soccer in the fall. In the winter, our men’s and women’s basketball teams take the floor while baseball and women’s tennis compete in the spring. LSUS is a member of the Red River Athletic Conference, which is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Since the year 2003, the LSUS athletic programs have claimed 22 regular season conference titles, 31 conference tournament championships, and have made 57 appearances in the NAIA National Tournament. The men’s basketball team has made 19 consecutive trips to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA National Tournament while the baseball team has been to the NAIA Opening Round every year since it began and has made five trips to the Avista-NAIA World Series. The women’s basketball team has now established themselves as one of the top teams in the RRAC with six championships in the last four years and, in 2021, set the new win-streak record at 20 games. Men’s and women’s soccer returned to the campus in the Fall of 2017. The NAIA promotes character-driven athletics through the Champions of Character Program, which involves the teaching of five core values: respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, servant-leadership, and integrity.

LSUS Athletics’ Championships

BASEBALL

8-Conference Regular Season Championships:

2005, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023

13-Conference Tournament Championships:

1997, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021

20-NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round Appearances

1997, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

5-NAIA World Series Appearances:

2003 (3rd place finish), 2011 (4th place finish), 2012 (3rd place finish), 2021, 2022 (3rd place finish)

MEN’S BASKETBALL

9-Conference Regular Season Championships:

2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023

10-Conference Tournament Championships:

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2020, 2021, 2022

19-NAIA National Tournament Appearances:

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

3-Elite Eight Appearances:

                2012, 2013, 2018

2-Fab Four Appearances:

                2013, 2018

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

2-Regular Season Championships:

2018, 2021

4-Conference Tournament Titles:

                2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

11-NAIA National Tournament Appearances:

                2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023

MEN’S SOCCER

2-Conference Regular Season Championship

                2018, 2022

2-NAIA National Tournament Appearance

                2020, 2022

WOMEN’S SOCCER

1-Conference Regular Season Championship:

                2006

2-Conference Tournament Championships

                2018, 2021

4-National Tournament Appearances:

                2005, 2007, 2018, 2020

Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore

The Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore is located on the first floor of the University Center (UC). Its mission is to provide high-quality general and course-specific educational resources at competitive prices. The Bookstore offers a variety of goods and services, including textbooks, school supplies, LSUS apparel, and memorabilia. It strives to provide exemplary customer service and works continuously to foster cooperative relations with students, faculty, and staff across the entire campus. Visit us online at https://lsus.bncollege.com/ for store hours and other information.

Recreational Sports

LSUS provides a comprehensive and varied program of both competitive and recreational sports for students, faculty, and staff. The program includes competition in men’s, women’s, and co-rec divisions for individual, dual, and team sports. In addition, Recreational Sports offers passive recreation, outdoor recreation, fitness and wellness programs, including group exercise classes and wellness seminars. Schedules, registration, and other information may be obtained on the second floor of the University Center, by calling 318/797.5393, or by accessing http://www.lsus.edu/student-life.

University Center

The University Center (UC) features The Port (see next), the University Center Computer Lab, a grand ballroom, theater, art gallery, game room, meeting rooms, student organization lounge, food pantry, and an inviting lobby. The UC meeting rooms are available for use by on- and off-campus organizations and individuals. Registered student organizations are able to use the rooms free of charge. Contact the UC at 318/795.4233 to reserve space or visit www.lsus.edu/community/events-management for more information.

The Port Grille

The Port is located on the first floor of the University Center. It offers a wide variety of foods for breakfast, lunch, and catering events. The Port is sure to have just what students crave - from garden-fresh salads and hot soups to locally roasted coffee. All food is prepared in the on-site kitchen so you can be assured of the quality. Visit us online for dining hours and menu information at https://www.lsus.edu/student-life/food-services.

STACKS Coffee Shop

STACKS is located on the first floor of the Noel Memorial Library. This student-run shop has the caffeine boost or sugar rush you need to power through your studies! Proudly serving Rhino Coffee, STACKS offers traditional caffeinated beverages, iced and hot teas, boba tea, assorted pastries, and more. Visit us online for dining hours and menu information at https://www.lsus.edu/student-life/food-services.

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board (SAB) at LSUS provides many of the social, entertainment, and cultural activities on campus. The SAB sponsors events such as movie nights, coffeehouses, concerts and demonstrations, a Fall Fest, a Spring Fling, special events, and a variety of speakers. Membership on the SAB is available to all LSUS students. Contact the UC office or visit www.lsus.edu/student-life.

Campus Organizations

Students are encouraged to explore participation in any of the following categories of clubs and organizations:

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CLUBS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS SPIRIT GROUPS
GREEK LIFE SPORTS CLUBS
HONOR SOCIETIES STUDENT MEDIA
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS  

Want to learn more? Interested in joining? Visit https://www.lsus.edu/student-life.

Publications

The Almagest

The Almagest, a student newspaper, is published weekly online during the regular school semester, except holidays and examination periods, at https://almagestlsus.com.

The Almagest informs students and faculty about news at LSUS. All students are invited to explore the opportunity to work on the Almagest as reporters, contributing writers, and photographers. The various newspaper duties allow students to learn the fundamentals and mechanics of reporting news.

Spectra

Students interested in imaginative writing publish Spectra, a literary magazine, each August. All students are invited to submit for publication poems, essays, short stories, cover designs, or photographs to the Spectra staff through the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Bronson Hall 258.

Student Consumer Information

Upon request, the University will provide information to a student on the following:

  1. All Financial Aid programs administered by the Institution including federal, state, and institutional programs;
  2. Procedures and forms to be completed, criteria for selection and for determining the amount of the award;
  3. Rights and responsibilities of students under the federal programs, including criteria for continued eligibility, and criteria for determining “good standing” and “satisfactory progress,” and information on how to re-establish “good standing” and “satisfactory progress” for those who have failed to maintain these standards;
  4. Means of making award payments to students and frequency of such payments;
  5. Terms of loans received by a student and sample repayment schedules;
  6. General terms and conditions applicable to student employment;
  7. Cost of attending the University, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, transportation for students living off-campus or at home, and any additional programs in which the student indicates an interest;
  8. The University policy for refunding a portion of fees to resigning students and the policy governing refunds owed by a resigning student to the grant and loan programs;
  9. Academic programs, including current degree programs, physical facilities, and faculty;
  10. Student retention; and
  11. Number and percentage of students completing programs.

For this information, contact the Director of Financial Aid, 318/797.5363 or see their webpage: http://www.lsus.edu/costs-and-aid/how-to-apply-for-financial-aid.