Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
In accordance with Title IX and other applicable law, Louisiana State University (“LSU”) is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual misconduct which includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and retaliation. LSU prohibits sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. This policy applies to all persons without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
Sex discrimination and sexual misconduct violate an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. LSU considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all of its forms to be serious offenses. PM-73, the University’s Permanent Memorandum on Title IX and Sexual Misconduct (PM-73) was developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for individuals whose rights have been violated. PM-73 establishes a mechanism for determining when rights have been violated in employment, student life, campus support services, LSU programs and/or an academic environment.
LSU is an interactive community in which students, faculty, and staff together strive to pursue truth, advance learning, and uphold the highest standards of performance in an academic and social environment. LSU Commitment to Community statement.
In addition, the University has certain obligations to report harassment or sexual misconduct by principal investigators and key personnel named in a notice of award to the federal granting agencies, and will act in accordance with agency guidelines. The two federal granting agencies requiring such reporting at this time are the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NSF Harassment Notices: nsf.gov/od/odi/harassment.jsp
NIH Harassment Notices: nih.gov/anti-sexual-harassment
The University may update its procedures as necessary to address such additional notification requirements.