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Programs and Initiatives

The Women's Center develops, sponsors, and hosts a variety of programs and events with our campus and larger Baton Rouge. To stay up to date on what is happening in the Women's Center you can join our listserv to receive our monthly newsletter, or follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

Period Project

The Period Project aims to provide emergency period products for members of the LSU community and campus guest. Emergency supplies include tampons, pads, and panty liners. Emergency supplies can found at the following locations:

  • The LSU Women’s Center, Bathroom
  • Student Union, Information Desk
  • Coates Hall, Center for Academic Success, Women's Bathroom (TEMPORARILY ON HOLD)
  • Allen Hall, University College Front Desk, Room 150
  • LSU Library, 2nd Floor, Circulation Desk
  • Design Building, 4th Floor, Sink between the Bathrooms
  • Cox Academic Center, 1st Floor Bathrooms
  • Hatcher Hall, College of Sciences Front Desk, Room 124
  • Patrick F. Taylor, 2nd floor Bathroom, zone 220 by Capstone Staircase (TEMPORARILY ON HOLD)
  • BEC, 2nd Floor Bathroom by Rotunda
  • Human Ecology, Front Desk, Tower Drive Entrance
  • UREC, Main Office
  • Digital Media Center, 1st Floor Circular Desk
  • The Vet School, 1213 Student Affairs

If you use something, let us know! If order to keep our funding we need to know where the emergencies are!

Period Packs

In addition to these locations for emergency period products, we now have three locations on campus for Period Packs. Period Packs provide a free change of clothes in the event of an emergency and include a hot/cold pack, cleansing clothes, Shout Wipe & Go, zip top bag, tampons, and a pad. Period Packs can be picked up at the following locations:

  • LSU Library, Room 227
  • LSU Student Union, SG Senate Office Room 256 
  • Patrick F. Taylor, Room 3272 Z    


LGBTQ+ Project

The LGBTQ+ Project actively works to make Louisiana State University a safer space for all students, faculty, and staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Project emphasizes providing educational opportunities, ongoing professional development, and programming for students, staff, faculty, and administration with attention to the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals and their allies often encounter. The Project also works with students, staff, faculty, administration, student organizations, and university departments to represent LGBTQ+ concerns and provide advocacy and resources.

Visit the LGBTQ Project website


University Council on Gender Equity

The mission of the University Council on Gender Equity is to address gender inequity at LSU by leveraging the knowledge, expertise, and resources of council members to develop and revise policies, procedures, and protocols on campus.


  •  Action: Monitoring, developing, implementing and revising polices, procedures, and protocols that ensure equity in the LSU Community. 
  • Inclusion: Including the diverse needs of all university constituents. 
  • Advocacy: Using knowledge-based expertise to promote equity. 
  • Equity: Ensuring the greatest degree of parity is achieved. 
  • Transparency: Ensuring our actions and procedures are clear and freely available to the university community. 
  • Support: Supporting all issues within our scope of work regardless of their controversial nature. 


UCGE has existed for over 10 years as a standing body under various names such as the Commission on the Status of Women and the University Council on Women. Around 2013, the former Interim Vice Provost for Diversity, worked to expand the focus to look more broadly at issues that intersect with gender at LSU. This prompted the name change to the University Council on Gender Equity (UCGE). The council is a comprised of administrators, faculty, staff, and students (graduate and undergraduate) and addresses gender equity issues on campus through research, programming, assessments, and provides recommendations for practice and policies on campus. UCGE has worked on projects such as a study on dependent care in which a white paper was produced, stop the tenure clock, the Closing the Gap lecture series, reviewing policies and practices related to pregnancy and parenting, and mental health support for University employees.


Members of the committee are selected based on recommendations of community members, work they are involved in on campus, or general interest in the council. Each member serves a 3 year term and be an active participant in subcommittee work and for general meetings. If you are interested in joining the committee or have a recommendation, please share it with us on our Member Suggestions for UCGE form.


If you are have additional question or want to learn more about the UCGE, you can email Valori Washington, the UCGE chair, at