Student Assistance 

LSU Cares

If you have been impacted by Harvey, please contact LSU Cares. These LSU employees can assist you in a number of ways, including helping you with counseling if you need to talk with someone about all that is happening.

Your College Counselor

Your counselor is familiar with all of the resources available. If you’re not sure who your counselor is, contact University College at 225-578-8281.

Residential Life

Students in residential halls may also contact their resident assistant, residence life coordinator, or graduate residence director. These individuals will be able to guide you through the process of recovery and point you in the direction of helpful resources.


If you anticipate needing to be away from your classes in order to assist your family, contact your professors to make arrangements as soon as possible, and let your college counselor know as well.


LSU Mental Health offers group, individual, and crisis counseling in a safe and secure environment. You can make an appointment by calling 225-578-8774, and offices are located in the second floor of the Student Health Center. For those who feel they are in a mental state requiring immediate support, The Phone, a 24/7 helpline, is available at 225-924-3900.

LSU Student Disaster Relief Fund

LSU is raising funds to assist our students who have been impacted by the storm. If you need financial assistance from the fund, please apply for aid at

Federal Assistance

If your family has experienced significant damage from Hurricane Harvey, please know that the federal government has made resources available. Visit for more information.


If your family experienced damages that will hinder your financial situation while studying at LSU, you have options. Bursar Operations can guide you through the process of installment payment plans, completing your registration, and more.

LSU Food Pantry

The LSU Food Pantry, located in Room 350 of the Student Union, is a free resource designed to help students in need of food. Options available range from canned food to fresh fruit and vegetables. Hours of operation vary daily; view Food Pantry Hours of Operation.

Other Resources

Crisis Counseling and Support

Visit the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services page at for links to helpful information. 

You can also contact the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Behavioral Health Crisis line at 866-310-7977 or the national Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

The LSU Department of Psychology has created the following handouts to speak to mental wellness:

Road Closures

Louisiana DOTD provides information on road closures on LADOTD Homepage or you may download Louisiana 511 Traveler Information app. You can also call 888-ROAD511.

Disaster Assistance and Shelter Information

Visit for disaster assistance, shelter information, weather updates, state office closures, press releases, and safety information.

To find a shelter visit and click on “Get Help.” 

Flood Support Group Meetings