Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
Title IX is a law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding. There are 10 key areas of Title IX, which includes sexual harassment (TitleIX.Info - History of Title IX).
Sexual harassment in education includes any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behavior that significantly interferes with a students’ access to educational opportunities. The Supreme Court has confirmed that schools have an obligation under Title IX to prevent and address harassment against students regardless of whether the harassment is perpetrated by peers, teachers, or other school officials (TitleIX.Info - Sexual Harassment).
LSU is committed to providing a safe environment where sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, is addressed by trained staff who serve as Title IX investigators. The LSU Code of Student Conduct includes sections on sexual harassment (10.2.R), sexual misconduct (10.2.S), and stalking (10.2.T).
How does LSU define sexual misconduct?
LSU defines sexual misconduct as “a sexual act or contact of a sexual nature that occurs, regardless of personal relationship, without the consent of the other person(s), or that occurs when the person(s) is unable to give consent or whose consent is coerced or obtained in a fraudulent manner” (LSU Permanent Memoranda 73).
Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking.
Who are the LSU Title IX Coordinators?
Title IX Campus Coordinator
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students
How do I report sexual misconduct?
Sexual misconduct can be reported by using the link below. If you need immediate assistance, call LSU Police by dialing 911 or 225-578-3231.