Diversity is fundamental to LSU's mission and the University is committed to creating
and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference.
Cultural inclusion is of highest priority.
LSU recognizes that achieving national prominence depends on the human spirit, participation,
and dedicated work of the entire University community.
Flagship: 2020 will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents
of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education
Note to LSU Community from Dr. F. King Alexander
Dear LSU Community,
Last week’s Presidential Executive Order affecting the ability of individuals from
certain nations to enter the United States has caused significant alarm within the
higher education community. Please know that LSU is monitoring the issue and we are
engaged with governmental leaders to ensure the protection of our students, faculty
and staff. We will continue to provide updates to potentially affected students and
employees based on the latest available information.
Academia depends upon the exchange of ideas with colleagues from around the world.
In fact, the ability to attract and engage scientists, scholars and students from
around the world is one of the reasons American universities are leaders in innovation.
Cultural and intellectual exchange bring significant economic and diplomatic benefits.
Faculty and staff from around the world have become part of our university, with many
using their unique talents to solve our state’s challenges. And our history is filled
with international students who returned home to play pivotal leadership roles in
their own nations that ultimately resulted in stronger diplomatic ties with the United
For these reasons and many more, our colleagues from the international community are
more than simply welcome at LSU – they are respected and valued, and we are appreciative
of their contributions to the success of our university.
LSU is committed to preparing globally aware students who are internationally competitive
while also attracting the world’s brightest scholars to Louisiana. I’m proud of our
university’s progress in meeting both of these goals, and look forward to all we will
achieve through our combined efforts.