Health & Wellness | LSU Parents & Families

Health & Wellness

The health and well-being of your student is our number one priority. Below are a few resources to available to help keep your student happy and healthy.

LSU Cares

LSU Cares is an initiative that is dedicated to the well-being of students and promotes a community that cares about each of its members. The LSU Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability offers an online reporting system to help students, faculty, and staff submit concerns about:

Potential violations of the LSU Code of Student Conduct

  • Sexual misconduct and hazing
  • Acts of bias or discrimination
  • Students in crisis or distress


Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is composed of Medical Clinics, Mental Health Service, and the Wellness Education Department. Full-time students pay student health fees, which provide them with unlimited visits to medical and mental health clinicians, health educators, and registered dietitians.

  • Injury
  • Illness
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Stress

Student Health Center

Student Health Center Fees


Mental Health Issues

Even a mild impairment in psychological functioning can result in significant disruption of a student's ability to learn effectively and relate appropriately. A range of services are available through Mental Health Service. 

Frequent concerns for which students may seek help:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Problems in relationships with family, friends, and dating partners
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating and body image issues
  • Loss of an important relationship 

Mental Health Resources

Lighthouse Program

LSU is committed to providing confidential, nonjudgmental and appropriate support services for all sexual assault survivors, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or whether or not they report the crime.

The Lighthouse Program provides interpersonal violence prevention, advocacy, and support to the LSU campus community. The program assists student survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship violence and stalking.

Lighthouse Resources


University Recreation

University Recreation provides exceptional recreation facilities and programs that inspire, educate and empower students and the university to cultivate active lives. 

UREC is committed to creating an inclusive environment through hiring and developing culturally competent staff members and providing programs that support our diverse community and perspectives. 

Activities, services, and facilities include:

  • Clinics & Workshops
  • Outdoor Adventures & Rentals
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Courts (Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Futsal, Raquetball)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Intramural Sports & Sports Clubs
  • Fitness Classes & Special Events
  • Fitness Assessments; Personal Training


LSU Food Pantry

Food insecurity and hunger is a prevalent issue on college campuses. An estimated 33% to 51% of college students nationwide experience some level of food insecurity. No student should have to choose between food and other basic needs, so the LSU Food Pantry was established to act as a supplemental source of food for students.

A student must be enrolled in the current semester or, if between semesters, for the next regular semester to qualify for assistance. Students must also present current LSU ID upon visiting the LSU Food Pantry.

There are several ways to support the pantry. Donations can be made directly to the Food Pantry in room 108 of the LSU Student Union. Shop the Amazon wish list or make a monetary donation through the LSU Foundation.

The pantry is located in room 108 of the LSU Student Union. Due to COVID-19, hours and operations may vary. Please check the website for the latest information.

Food Pantry