Jan 30, 2023  
School of Allied Health Handbook 2022-2023 
School of Allied Health Handbook 2022-2023

Campus Safety

University Police Department (UPD)
Safety Office
Campus Safety Policies
Alcoholic Beverages Policy
Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act
Illegal Drugs Policy
Smoking Policy
Weapons Possession Policy
Anatomy Laboratory Participation during Pregnancy 

LSU Shield Mobile Application
SmartNotice Emergency Notification


University Police Department (UPD)

The Department of Public Safety is located on the ground floor of the Medical School (Room G-213). The department provides police and security services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to campus patients, visitors, staff, faculty, students and employees at all local facilities. The UPD can be contacted at: 318-675-6165. 

These services generally consist of information, parking assistance, escorts, police protective services, and criminal investigations. 

The University Police are sworn and commissioned police officers with the full range of police powers, including the authority to make arrests.

Police officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services, including crime reports, investigations, medical and fire emergencies, traffic accidents, parking violations, enforcement of laws regulating consumption of alcoholic beverages, the use of controlled substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance.

University Police compile information, prepare reports and submit incident reports to local and state law enforcement agencies. The department shares information on arrests and serious crimes with the Shreveport City Police and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office when necessary. Computer checks of warrants for wanted persons can be conducted through computer link-up with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety. The terminal provides access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) which accesses the computer files of all criminal justice systems within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Canada.

University Police investigators are available or on-call to conduct criminal investigations, crime prevention surveys and provide personal protection tips.

University Police patrols offer assistance to motorists. Services include assistance to jumpstart vehicles and contacting of commercial road services for other vehicle assistance such as unlocking vehicle doors and changing tires.

In addition to shuttle bus service to the more distance parking lots, an escort is provided for staff, students, and faculty who desire an escort from the building to their assigned close-in parking area. By calling 318-675-6165 or 318-675-6233, an escort can be summoned to your location to accompany you to any medical center parking lot. If arriving for work at night, call ahead and an officer will meet you at your assigned parking area to escort you into the building. Potential criminal activity and other emergencies on campus property can be reported directly by anyone. University Police can be reached from any telephone by dialing 318-675-6165 or 318-675-6233.

Hospital and medical school facilities are open to the public during the day and evening hours. After 9 pm, entry to the facility can only be gained via emergency room entrance. Employees, staff, faculty, and students may enter the complex through doors controlled by the card access system. Each person’s access card is individually programmed by the Department of Public Safety for specific doors as requested by the department head. All persons associated with LSU Health must wear their photo ID when on property.

An integrated system of closed circuit cameras with video taping, office personnel alarms, parking lot alarms, door alarms, and card access system augment our officers in providing a safe and secure campus.

Safety Office

The Office of Safety Services supports the quality research, teaching, and patient care missions of LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport through promotion of a safe and healthy environment and by providing programs and services that minimize safety, health, and environmental risks to the LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport community. The Office of Safety Services provided training at new student orientation and on an annual basis for current students. 

Contact Information

Michael Stroud
Director of Campus Safety
(318) 675-4753

Visit the Office of Safety Services’ webpage for more information on emergency information, environmental safety, hazardous materials management, industrial hygiene, laboratory safety, policies/documents, radiation safety. 

Campus Safety Policies

Alcoholic Beverages Policy

LSU Health Shreveport seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that both respects individual freedom and promotes the health, safety and welfare of all members of its community. In keeping with these objectives, LSU Health Shreveport has established a policy governing the possession, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on LSU Health Shreveport property which conforms to Louisiana state law.

Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on property owned or controlled by LSU Health Shreveport is prohibited. Under age possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on property owned or controlled by LSU Health Shreveport is prohibited. Intentionally or knowingly selling or intentionally or knowingly “furnishing” alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 or to persons obviously inebriated is not permitted on property owned or controlled by LSU Health Shreveport.

CM-12 Guidelines for the Responsible Use of Alcohol apply to students. 

Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act

Prompt reporting of sex offenses to the University Police is encouraged. While some may not think of forced sexual relations as rape, such action constitutes a serious crime and is a felony under LA Law.

University Police will vigorously investigate all reports of sexual assault occurring within their jurisdiction and will help victims of sex assault off campus to contact the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Further assistance is available from the Dean of Students or the YWCA crisis line 318.425.3628.

Each institution must inform members of the campus community where they may obtain information concerning registered sex offenders who may be present on campus. The Louisiana State Police Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry may be found at: http://www.lasocpr.lsp.org/socpr or by calling 1.800.858.0551.

Illegal Drugs Policy

LSU Health Shreveport does not condone possession, use or distribution of illegal drugs by anyone in any LSU Health Shreveport facility. Any person known to be possessing, using, or distributing such illegal drugs is subject to disciplinary action and possible arrest, imprisonment or fine according to Louisiana State Law.

CM-7 Drug Free Workplace and Workforce applies to students. 

Smoking Policy

LSUHSC-Shreveport properties is a smoke free organization. Smoking will be prohibited on all properties, leased or owned, of the Health Sciences Center. This policy is in effect for all employees, students, patients, and visitors of the Health Sciences Center.

CM-10 Smoking Policy applies to students. 

Weapons Possesion Policy

In compliance with Louisiana State Law, the introduction of contraband on the grounds or in the facilities owned or controlled by LSU Health Shreveport is prohibited. Weapons include firearms, explosives, knives and straight razors. 

Anatomy Lab Participation during Pregnancy

Purpose:   To establish procedures at LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) for pregnant students and residents participating in courses in which their presence in the anatomy laboratory is mandatory.

Policy:  There are many chemicals used in the anatomy laboratory in association with cadaver dissection.  Some of these chemicals are known respiratory irritants and carcinogens and some can cause central nervous system disorders unless necessary precautions are met.  Therefore, if a student or resident knows that she is pregnant, suspects she is pregnant, or is contemplating becoming pregnant, she will not permitted to be in the Anatomy Laboratory unless she complies with the following options.  Any student or resident in this situation should immediately notify the Dean, the Chair of the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, and the Director of Safety Services. 

Academic Option

  • Incoming student can choose to delay entry and enter the program the following fall semester.  Upon entry in the program, the student or resident will be required to participate in courses in which their presence in the anatomy laboratory is mandatory.
  • Student or resident can take a one year leave of absence from the program.  Upon returning to the program, the student or resident will be required to participate in courses in which their presence in the anatomy laboratory is mandatory.  

Medical Option

  • The LSUHSC-S Office of Safety Services will send a letter to the student or resident which:
    • Explains the LSUHSC-S policy for Anatomy Laboratory Participation During Pregnancy
    • Contains Safety Data Sheets required by the Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, describing the major chemical that the student and her unborn child would be exposed to in the anatomy laboratory.
    • Instructs the student or resident to give these sheets to her obstetrician for review.
    • Informs the student or resident that without written permission from the obstetrician directly responsible for her care, the student will not be permitted in the anatomy laboratory.
    • Informs the student that the obstetrician directly responsible for the student’s care must send a letter addressing the requirements in Section II.B. of this policy and bearing his/her signature to the Dean, the Chair of the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, and the Director of Safety Services.
  • The obstetrician directly responsible for the student’s care must send a letter to the Dean, the Chair of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, and the Director of Safety Services which contains the following elements:
    • The obstetrician has read the initial letter from LSUHSC-S that was sent to the student.
    • The obstetrician has read all of the Safety Data Sheets.
    • The obstetrician clearly states that in his/her judgment, it is safe for the student or resident and her unborn child to spend:
      • Four or more hours per week in the anatomy laboratory for gross anatomy, and/or
      • Six or more hours per week in the anatomy laboratory for lower extremity anatomy and/or
      • Any time while pregnant, during her years at LSUHSC-S, in the anatomy laboratory.
  • If LSUHSC-S receives the physician’s letter and all of the above criteria have been met, then the student or resident will be urged to implement the following precautions while in the lab:
    • Comply with any and all protocols required by her physician.
    • Be provided with and wear while in the anatomy laboratory:
      • A powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) system with mask, filters, and batteries supplied by LSUHSC-S.
        • Prior to attending the anatomy laboratory course, The Office of Safety Services will provide the student or resident with training on proper usage and maintenance of the respirator and proper donning and removal of the respirator. 
        • Prior to attending the anatomy laboratory course, The Occupational Health Clinic will fit test the student or resident using the assigned respirator. 
        • Records of training and fit testing will be maintained in the student’s or resident’s health file located in the Occupational Health Clinic.
      • Appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) supplied by LSUHSC-S for anatomy laboratory work.

LSU Shield Mobile Application

LSU Shield is the official safety app of Louisiana State University. If you’re in a dangerous situation, use the LSU Shield application to quickly and easily contact university safety forces. LSU Shield also allows you to:

  • Summon emergency services by telephone with a single button.
  • Send text messages, as well as photos and videos of crime tips and suspicious behavior directly to university safety forces.
  • Use the Safety Check feature to create a peer-to-peer safety network. Walking to class alone and want some additional safety? Use Safety Checks to allow your friends and family to track your location during that activity.
  • Access campus safety resources, such as emergency procedures, directly through the app.

The LSU Shield mobile application will improve your safety and security! Download it now!

SmartNotice Emergency Notification

LSU Health Shreveport has implemented the SmartNotice Emergency Notification System to expand and enhance its emergency notification methods. In the event of an emergency, SmartNotice may be used to provide pertinent information and instructions to students through email and text messaging. Students with an lsuhs email account will automatically have their name and lsuhs email enrolled into the SmartNotice System. Enrollment in the SmartNotice System is provided at no cost to students. Enrollees that choose to update their contact information to receive text messages from the SmartNotice System may incur costs as outlined by their own cellular provider’s contract.

Students are highly encouraged to update their contact information to include cell phones and additional email to increase the effectiveness of emergency notifications. To update contact information, use the following procedure:

  1. Link to the SmartNotice Enrollment webpage https://public.coderedweb.com/CGE/08B006DCF478 .
  2. Login using your lsuhs email for the email and your created password. First time users or users that have forgotten their password must click No, I am new, and update their login information and password.
  3. Once logged in, update contact information.
    1. Contact Information - First and Last Name 
    2. Contact Address
    3. Communication Methods
      1. Add Number - Add a primary and secondary phone number. For cell phones check Send Text Messages and select a mobile provider.
      2. Add Email - Add a secondary email.
    4. Account Specifics - Choose a group for enrollment.
    5. Under Verify Information, click Edit to make additional changes or Submit.