Orientation 2018

Tuesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 9, 2018 – All New Arriving International & Out-of-State Students
Wednesday, August 8 through Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – All New Students



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Welcome to the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health!

We are excited that you have chosen LSUHSC School of Public Health to further your education in public health. The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Public Health are eager to welcome you. Orientation is designed to introduce our culture and integrate you into our academic community.

Our Orientation is a two-step process that includes preparatory modules and onsite sessions. The preparatory Pre-Orientation includes informational material, forms, and activities that will be distributed through emails and online postings in advance of the fall semester. Incoming students are expected to review and complete all requested documents and training modules prior to the onsite component of orientation. Onsite Orientation for all international and out-of-state new students begins on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 through Thursday, August 9th, 2018. Orientation for all new students begins Wednesday, August 8th and continues through Tuesday, August 14th, 2018. In-person or Onsite Orientation will provide crucial information for a successfully start to your MPH, MS, or PhD program. All new students are expected to make proper arrangements to be present for all scheduled in-person or Onsite Orientation activities. It is important to review the Onsite Orientation Schedule to register for the planned activities and to be prepared.

The LSU School of Public Health Core Values are those that support our school’s mission and vision. The Orientation Core Values are those identified and developed by the students organizing orientation as essential to a successful integration. Both the School’s Core Values and the Orientation’s Core Values are closely tied and reflected in the planning of Orientation activities.

School of Public Health
Core Values
Collaboration Fostering  a culture that values and rewards collaboration at all levels of the university: across disciplines; among faculty, staff, and students; with other universities and institutions to achieve the LSUHSC Goals
Creative Encouraging excellence, risk-taking, and an open-minded approach to challenges, while also recognizing and rewarding emerging talent and ingenuity among the students and faculty
Culturally Adept Awareness and respect of local and global values and beliefs to create an intellectual environment and support our commitment to diversity and inclusion maintaining an unique identity of school
Globally Engaged Understanding global needs, events, demands and supporting the global efforts consistently to ensure that we advance the greater good for our entire planet.
Innovative Encouraging and developing innovative approaches in the classroom through discovery and engagement in the community to solve the public health challenges and to establish the role of School as a global leader
Transformative Acting as a catalyst for transformation; a force for good that changes lives and makes a significant, positive impact on the world around us.
Core Values
Academic Integrity Maintaining the required academic standards by the school’s student body
Collaboration Working with others to achieve public health goals
Community Engagement Building a permanent relationship for the purpose of applying a collective vision geared towards benefitting the community
Dedication Working and solidifying student goals and commitment  towards the desired goals
Familiarity Supporting a friendly environment
Hospitality Fostering healthy relationships between the School Public Health and Students
Health Promoting healthy activities
Integration Promoting smooth transitioning into the School Public Health community and New Orleans
Participation Promoting  active involvement in projects, programs or activities.
Professionalism Fostering expectations and standards required of faculty and students in the School of Public Health
Respect Understanding and accepting diversities
Responsibility Building a sense of obligation to self, the School Public Health community, and the local community
Service Working towards improving health for the individual, local community, and globally