Category Archives: Hazing

LSU Cares

lsu-caresLSU Cares is a university initiative dedicated to the well-being of students and promotion of a community that cares about each of its members. The purpose of LSU Cares is to provide an online process for students, faculty, staff, and parents/families to report concerns in an appropriate way.

How do I submit a report?
To submit a report, visit www.lsu.edu/lsucares and look for the category that you think best represents your concern. The categories include academic intervention, academic misconduct, behavioral misconduct, bias or discrimination, hazing, sexual misconduct, student grievances, and students of concern. There is no wrong way to submit a report. The category you select is not as important as the information you share about our Tigers. We will review the information and make sure it gets to the right people.

What happens when I submit a report?
After you submit a report, an LSU Cares representative will contact you as soon as possible to verify that your report was received and gather more information. We then develop a plan and reach out to the student(s) in need.  Reports can be made at any time and can also be anonymous.  It is not unusual for students to make a report about themselves or their peers when they have concerns they do know how to handle.

What qualifies for a student of concern report?
A student of concern report normally deals with students in crisis or distress.  Some examples include loss of a loved one, feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to turn, and showing a decline in their ability to function as they normally would. Students with concerns like this should all be given the opportunity for a helping hand. Please let us know so we can be proactive in their time of need.

Who sees these reports?
The Associate Dean and Director of Student Advocacy & Accountability receives all the reports and then assigns them to an appropriate advocate within the office.  Reports are reviewed daily. They are kept private and confidential and the information obtained in the report is used only to assist the student.

Emergency issues such as thoughts of harming self or others should be reported immediately to 911.  You can still make a report once the situation has stabilized and the student is safe. We will follow up with your Tiger as soon as possible.

Where can I get more information?
For more information, call the Student Advocacy & Accountability office at 225-578-4307 or send an email to care@lsu.edu.

LSU Community “Takes the Pledge”

SAA HazingStudent Advocacy & Accountability is an office on campus at LSU here to “support student success and personal development as members of the LSU community by promoting academic integrity and appropriate standards of conduct through the Code of Student”. Their mission is “To advocate, engage, and support student commitment to the LSU community.  We enhance learning through educational interventions that foster student development.”

During the week of September 21-25, 2015 the LSU community joined together to raise awareness for National Hazing Prevention Week. Throughout the week, students, faculty, and staff “took the pledge” in committing to reporting and overall, end hazing on our campus. The life size board displayed over 275 12030467_1051081418257722_9132692382995392306_onames with representation from all over campus.  As parents and loved ones of your Tigers, we encourage you to use this information year round to serve as a resource to our students, faculty, staff, parents, families, alumni, and other interested parties in educating yourselves and your student on issues of hazing at Louisiana State University.

Visit lsu.edu/hazing for more information and to Report Hazing anonymously!

To learn more about the office of Student Advocacy & Accountability visit their website lsu.edu/saa

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