LSU Social Research & Evaluation Center

LSU Social Research & Evaluation Center

The Social Research and Evaluation Center (SREC) advances social initiatives to improve the lives of individuals, families, and their communities through our research, evaluation, professional services, and partnerships throughout Louisiana. SREC’s interdisciplinary team of expert faculty and staff work with internal and external partners to undertake projects in four areas of impact: strengthening communities, education, public safety, and health and wellbeing. SREC acts as a bridge between LSU and community partners and provides a range of services including advancing knowledge, program evaluation, data and analytics, training, and outreach.

What We Do


Connect communities by working to strengthen assets.
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Inform decisions to maximize positive outcomes.
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Promote visions to create successful people, groups, and environments.
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Generate knowledge through research and evaluation to improve understanding of social, economic, and behavioral needs and opportunities.
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