Mission & Vision
As the Flagship institution of the state, the vision of LSU is to be a leading research-extensive
university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest
levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as a Land, Sea and Space
Grant institution, the mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination
and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts.
In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to:
- Offering a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research
opportunities designed to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate
- Employing faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research
and creative activities and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is
transferable to educational, professional, cultural and economic enterprises; and
- Using its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental and social challenges.