Established in 2001, the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) leads and coordinates institutional efforts to assist in raising LSU’s academic standing among its peers through competitive and outstanding achievements by students, staff, and faculty.  Our core mission is to prepare the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) leaders. Through multifaceted initiatives, OSI assists the Office of Academic Affairs in creating and implementing programs that enhance the diversity of students and faculty.

Our  exemplary staff  provides comprehensive academic and mentoring support which focus on establishing and sustaining opportunities that encourage students to look beyond a bachelor’s degree and advance to the PhD level. Utilizing a wide range of programs, students are provided the opportunity to perform research with some of the most outstanding faculty and researchers in the country. All of these activities assist in promoting the students into a successful career.