Emergency Procedures: Overview

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Current Emergency Procedure

Visit the LSU Police Department Website (www.lsu.edu/police) directly.

Visit the LSU Office of Emergency Preparedness Website (www.lsu.edu/oep) directly.

In the event of any emergency, LSU's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated.

Text Messaging System

In order to better communicate emergency information to the campus community, LSU has implemented the Emergency Text Messaging System.

The Emergency Text Messaging System is a service that allows anyone in the LSU community, including the LSU AgCenter and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, to receive alerts, news or other emergency information via text message on their mobile phones. Individuals will have to choose to be included in the system by providing their cell phone information through myLSU.

To opt in to the system, students, staff and faculty will need to Subscribe to LSU's Emergency Text Messaging System.

Emergency Text Messages are also sent via e-mail from "LSU eTXT!" (lsu@getrave.com). Please follow the appropriate link below to ensure that these messages are always delivered to your inbox.

Participation in the Emergency Text Messaging System is not mandatory, but encouraged. There is no fee to subscribe, but texts are still subject to any standard text messaging rates set through cellular providers.

The Emergency Text Messaging System is part of the university’s crisis communication plan, which includes numerous methods of communicating information to the campus community. In the event of an emergency, messages will be sent out from the LSU Emergency Operations Center on campus. 


Helpful Information

In an effort to increase campus security, LSU has implemented the use of an Emergency Text Messaging System to inform students and faculty of any events that may pose a threat to campus safety. Along with the Emergency Text Messaging System, LSU offers a variety of other ways to stay informed and be prepared in case of an emergency. The following are a list of methods to stay informed and emergency phone numbers:

1. Emergency Phone Numbers- Be Prepared

  • LSU Police Department: 225-578-3231

  • Baton Rouge Police Department: 225-398-2000

  • Campus Transit: 225-578-5555 (hours of operation: 5:30 pm - 2:00 am)

2. Emergency Procedure Information- Stay Informed

  • Emergency Text Messaging System: Students and faculty can and should register for the university's E-Text system through the myLSU Portal (my.lsu.edu).  View instructions on how to subscribe.

  • Broadcast E-Mail: All users with a university e-mail address will receive a broadcast e-mail concerning event on campus.

  • LSU Website: Accessing the University Website at www.lsu.edu will offer users a wide range of information concerning all campus activities.

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