There are many campus resources available to facilitate effective dialogue across differences and ensure safety on campus.
See Something, Say Something
The University is your home while you're a student here and, like any family, we all have to pull together to make it the best place it can be. Visit https://police.louisiana.edu/crime-information/see-something-say-something for more information.
Sign up for Emergency Alerts
The University's Emergency Notification System (ENS) is designed to provide immediate alerts for emergencies and threats on campus. All students and employees must opt in to the Emergency Notification System to receive the messages. Visit http://safety.louisiana.edu/resource-center/emergency-notification-syste... to sign up or update your contact information.
Rave Guardian Campus Safety App
The Rave Guardian mobile phone app enhances safety on campus through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and Campus Safety is available for Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded from the appropriate app store. Visit https://www.ravemobilesafety.com/rave-guardian/ for more information.
A preferred/used name is an alternate first name that differs from a person’s legal first name. Any student may choose to identify themselves within the University’s information system with a preferred/used name in addition to their legal name. Students may request to add, edit, or remove their preferred/used name by completing a Preferred/Used Name Request form. Find out more about the Preferred/Used Name process at the Office of the University Registar wepage.
Campus Map of Gender-Neutral Restroom & Lactation Spaces
There are a number of Gender-neutral restroom options on campus for those who prefer them. Gender-neutral restrooms are indicated by signage that says “Restroom” written out in white text or braille with a toilet symbol; this signage may also include the universal accessibility symbol if the restroom is accessible. See our Campus Map of Gender-Neutral Restrooms & Lactation Spaces for more info on where these restrooms are located.
Engagement and Dialogue
Students of Concern Team (SOCT)
The SOCT is a campus resource dedicated to assisting students who may be in distress or experiencing challenging or difficult life circumstances. The SOCT also provides consultation and intervention when students exhibit aggressive, concerning or disruptive behaviors. The SOCT receives information from concerned parties regarding students who may be exhibiting worrisome, disturbing, or disruptive behaviors. To learn more, visit http://studentaffairs.louisiana.edu/dean-students/faculty-staff.
Office for Campus Diversity
The Office for Campus Diversity offers a variety of educational resources to support learning and dialogue. In particular, the “Courageous Conversations” series provides roundtable discussions for groups of faculty, staff and graduate students for an opportunity to learn and share best practices for engaging diversity and inclusion, both inside and outside the classroom. To learn more, visit http://diversity.louisiana.edu/courageous-conversations.
Student Organizations that Support Diversity on Campus
The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership supports a number of student organizations that promote diversity on campus. A complete list of student organizations is available at http://getinvolved.louisiana.edu/student-organizations.
Counseling and Testing Center
The Counseling and Testing Center provides personal counseling, crisis intervention, and short-term psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Consultation services and workshops are available to student groups, faculty, and staff. To learn more, visit http://counselingandtesting.louisiana.edu.
Office of International Affairs
There are approximately 700 international students from 82 countries that are part of the University community. To learn more, visit https://internationalaffairs.louisiana.edu/.
Campus Conversations Toolkit
Using the news as a means of dialogue, education, and reflection, this toolkit is a helpful resource developed by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. For more information, visit http://aascu.org/programs/ADP/publications/CampusToolkit/.
A World Portrait: A Global Education Toolbox
The 100 People Foundation has developed an online toolkit that helps students to better understand the complex issues facing our planet and the resources we share. For more information, visit http://www.100people.org/index.php.
Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility Statement
The Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities has issued a statement on academic freedom and educational responsibility. To read the statement, visit https://www.aacu.org/about/statements/academic-freedom.
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Framework
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has developed the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) framework as an initiative to unite nonprofit, social justice, corporate, government, religious and community leaders. The TRHT framework helps community members to authentically explore and expose current racial realities, related historic patterns, as well as short- and long-term strategies for meaningful change. To learn more, visit http://healourcommunities.org/.
Step Up & Lead for Equity: What Higher Education Can Do to Reverse Deepening Divides
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has developed a report highlighting the importance of equity in higher education. To effectively educate today’s students, higher education must focus more urgently on equity in order to close achievement gaps and advance high-quality learning outcomes for all students. To learn more, visit https://www.aacu.org/publications/step-up-and-lead.