Reporting Title IX violations

  • Complainants have the right to notify law enforcement and to be assisted by campus authorities in doing so.
  • Complainants have the right to decline to report to law enforcement.
  • Complainants have the right to have their cases referred for a Title IX investigation and review.
  • Complainants have the right to report any claim to The Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

Fair Process

  • All complainants/respondents have the right for reported grievances to be reviewed through the procedures outlined in LSU system policy.
  • All complainants/respondents have the right to have an advocate of their choice present at any stage in the campus investigative process.
  • Both the complainant and respondent will be notified of the outcome of any campus disciplinary hearing alleging a Title IX violation.
  • Complainants and witnesses will receive amnesty for any minor misconduct that is secondary to the alleged incident.
  • All parties have the right to be free from retaliation.

Temporary Measures

  • Complainants and witnesses will be notified of, and have the right to receive, no contact orders and adjustments to academic and housing arrangements, whether or not there is a formal complaint.

Advocacy and Support

  • Complainants, respondents and witnesses shall be notified of on and off-campus resources and services.
  • All parties in the process are entitled to have an advisor or their choice present during investigatory interviews and hearings.