The Lion's Roar

About Us


The Lion’s Roar provides a voice for the student body and the Southeastern Louisiana University community. The newspaper is the document of record and the repository of our memories for the campus community. As such, our talented newspaper staff provides both individuals and groups at the University a vehicle to publicize activities and events of relevance to the University community.

The Lion’s Roar provides the community with an ongoing forum for the expression of ideas and opinions in a free and open environment, and for the exchange and dissemination of information. The Lion’s Roar, in print, its associated websites, and digital versions are designated public forums. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. As a student-run publication, staff members also benefit from the opportunity to learn and improve writing, reporting, editing, photography, layout and graphic design skills.

Distributed on Tuesdays, the print version of The Lion’s Roar is published weekly during regular semesters and monthly during the summer semester. It is planned, written, designed, and produced by the students of Southeastern Louisiana University working in the Office of Student Publications, a part of the Division for Student Affairs. The Lion’s Roar has been in continuous publication since 1937.

Staff members are students working for the Office of Student Publications with either The Lion’s Roar, Le Souvenir, or the department itself. Staff positions are paid student worker jobs. While submissions and other student contributions are welcome, most persons working with The Lion’s Roar have a staff position such as Editor, Reporter, Photographer, Designer, etc.

Student organizations, Greek fraternities and sororities, clubs, associations, academic and support departments, or any campus-recognized groups are encouraged to contact the staff of The Lion’s Roar if they desire coverage of events or activities. Any campus-recognized group or department may submit an article to be included in the newspaper by filling out the Organizational News Form. Staff members strive to include as much as they can from week to week, but self-identification by individuals or groups is the best way to ensure coverage in the paper.

Additionally, the staff attempts to provide individual students or members of the community ample opportunity to have their opinion and viewpoint included in the paper by submitting comments, requests, Organizational News, and Letters to the Editor for publication.

Our Submission Policies and Procedures are here.

Our Privacy Policy may be viewed here.

Our Comments and Moderation Policy may be viewed here.

To view our Corrections Policy click here.

Our Ethical Guidelines, Values, and Practices can be viewed here.

Get to know our staff here.

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Information for advertisers and advertising policies can be found here.

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