LSUS is committed to promoting a positive and safe learning environment and maintaining a campus free of illegal drug use and alcohol abuse. Therefore, LSUS prohibits the unauthorized manufacture, sale, possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on campus or as part of University-sponsored activities. In addition, the University expects its citizens to comply with University policies and with applicable city state and federal laws.

Our efforts to create a positive and safe learning environment include the development of policies that address unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs as well as the establishment of a drug and alcohol prevention program. University efforts are guided by a multi-disciplinary task force which periodically reviews policies and related decisions. The task force promulgates its findings in a Biennial Review. The University participates in the CORE Survey and provides information to students through My Student Body, Campus Well, and campus programming. The University will address violations of local, state, and federal laws, as well as for violations of regulations contained in Code of Student Conduct and Employee Handbook. All students and members of the LSUS Community are encouraged to review the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act Annual Notification, other relevant information contained within codes, handbooks, and reports. Students, faculty, and staff may request additional information by contacting the Dean of Students at 318-797-5116.


While the University will hold students and employees accountable for violations of the alcohol and other drug policies, it is also committed to supporting any individual who makes the responsible decision to address his or her substance use. This support may include developing guiding policies, referrals to Counseling Services, educational programming, or off-campus agencies to assist an individual in meeting his or her goals.