Community Engagement

Louisiana State University Shreveport recognizes that strategic partnerships outside of our campus are critical to the success of our university, students, and the surrounding community. Whether it's hosting the Regional Spelling Bee, collaborating with Barksdale Air Force Base or researching flood patterns through the Red River Watershed Management Institute, we want to be at the forefront of advancement in the Ark-La-Tex. 

Center for Business and Economic Research

The Center for Business and Economic Research at Louisiana State University Shreveport, founded in 1982 as the Center for Business Research, was originally organized to develop a base of socioeconomic data about the Shreveport area, to analyze area economic trends and factors, and to disseminate the results to the community. 

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Cyber Collaboratory

The LSUS Cyber Collaboratory is a state-of-the-art immersive learning space where students, faculty, and industry partners can come together to discuss, research, and create their visions utilizing the latest technology.  From industrial metal, carbon fiber, and large-scale 3D printing, to robotics, virtual reality, and even esports, there are a wide range of technologies available for almost any project.    

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Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

We believe differing perspectives are fundamental to learning and enrich our campus community.  Within an inclusive, supportive, and responsive environment, all members of a community have the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Therefore, LSUS intentionally offers a variety of programs, events, and activities designed to increase awareness, encourage critical thinking and enhance cultural competence.

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Events Management

Host your event with LSUS! We offer ample meeting space and top-notch on-site catering. 

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Human Performance Nexus

At LSU Shreveport, the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department, a part of the College of Education and Human Development, offers more than just academic degree programs. With state-of-the-art, hands-on research and teaching space in the Human Performance Lab and world renowned faculty, coaches and staff, LSUS is able to offer cutting-edge academic programs and unique community service partnerships.

Institute for Nonprofit Adminstration and Research

The Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research was established in 2001 to conduct research and disseminate knowledge about nonprofit organizations and social research. The INAR offers nonprofit education programs, professional development seminars, and quality research and statistical analysis to clients.

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Media and External Relations

The Office of Media and Public Relations is responsible for the LSU Shreveport campus communications functions, including media relations, web, social media and marketing.

We work with multiple stakeholders across the campus community to tell the LSUS story, and ensure that every facet of the university’s communication is clear, accurate, consistent, and represents the values of the LSUS brand and mission.

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Pioneer Heritage Center

The Pioneer Heritage Center interprets the unique culture and social history of northwest Louisiana from the 1830's to the end of the 19th Century - the period of settlement and early development.

The Center comprises seven plantation structures, including the Thrasher House (a log dogtrot) and Caspiana House (the big house from Caspiana Plantation), both listed on the National Register of Historic Places; a detached kitchen; a log single pen blacksmith shop; a doctor's office; a commissary, and a river front mission. The structures, exhibits, and artifacts serve as a history laboratory for students and teachers in the humanities and for community groups, tourists, and the general public.

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Red River Watershed Management Institute

The Red River Watershed Management Institute is a consortium of LSUS faculty working in partnership with local, state, and federal government agencies, environmental organizations and other stakeholders, collaborating in research, education, and community service/outreach related to watershed management. The Institute provides information critical for developing resource management strategies focusing on the natural resources and biological diversity within the Red River Watershed.

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Strategy Alternatives Consortium

The Strategy Alternatives Consortium (SAC) has been developed to advance national policies, plans, strategies, programs (resources), and professionals to enable strategic alternatives development. It is an initiative to support the U.S. Air Force (USAF) through a national network of academic institutions, think tanks, historical organizations, and professional associations. The Consortium was conceived by Lt. Gen. (USAF, retired) Robert J. "Bob" Elder Jr. SAC's primary goal is to convey the unique value of USAF capabilities in providing strategy alternatives to national leadership (political level) and joint force commanders (military level) in achieving national security objectives and global interests.

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Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides guidance and services to all military and military-affiliated students and their families. The VRC works to ensure that students get the support they need to transition smoothly into an academic setting and civilian life. Through individualized resources and in-person social and educational workshops, the Center strives to create a student veteran community that helps students identify and achieve their goals and turn their military experience into academic and career assets. Services include academic support, career services, assistance with benefits, campus and community outreach, financial planning, internship and networking opportunities, life skills workshops, and volunteer opportunities. The Veterans Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Technology Center.

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