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Louisiana State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Louisiana State University
Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
(225) 578-3202
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School Information
"As the Flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State University 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 Louisiana State University is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts." The university enrolls over 34,200 students, offers academic programs through its 17 academic units, and employs over 1,500 academic staff. ( (
General Information
Louisiana State University is considering measures to implement CRT into undergraduate education. LSU's library includes Critical Race Theory resources. There is also a recent proposal presented to the faculty senate to make a CRT course mandatory for graduation. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • There is a recent proposal presented to the faculty senate to make a CRT course mandatory for graduation.
Program and Research Funding
  • After twenty years, Louisiana State University is launching a department "devoted to African and African American studies". The department will offer ""dimensions of African & African American thought and practice in contemporary and historical perspective" and "add some truth to the history books".
  • The LSU LIbrary includes a section called Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Resources, which, includes CRT materials.
  • LSU hired a new university president who describes himself as a critical race scholar: "A 1995 paper Tate co-authored with Gloria Ladson-Billings is widely credited with putting Critical Race Theory on the map, not just as theoretical examination, but practice in education."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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