Survivors, Victims and Complainants
You are not alone. You don’t have to do this alone. When one member of our community suffers, we are all affected.
LSU is committed to fostering a campus environment where you feel respected and empowered to ask for help, take care of yourself, and learn about your options. If you have experienced harassment, assault, or any other intrusive or violent act we can assist in finding the options that feel right for you. We are here to help you take the necessary steps that feel the most comfortable to you to protect yourself and heal as you move forward.
Sexual misconduct encompasses a vast range of behaviors, from harassing comments to criminal sexual assault. Additionally, emotional responses to these kinds of experiences vary from individual to individual. Therefore, we acknowledge that your needs will be specific to your situation and your preferences. The resources included here are designed for the provision of individualized support to meet your particular needs.
As a survivor of sexual misconduct, you have the right to individualized accommodations to assist with management of your academic life and obligations. These are designed to restore and preserve equal access to your educational program/activity while protecting your safety and the safety of those around you. Supportive measures may vary depending on the nature of the complaint, status of respondent, or other criteria.
Lighthouse and/or the Title IX Case Manager work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that supportive measures are individually tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs.
You do not have to file a formal complaint with the University Title IX Coordinator or LSU Police in order to receive supportive measures.
Supportive measure may include, but are not limited to
- Mental or physical health services;
- Academic arrangements or adjustments;
- Modifications of work or class schedules;
- Mutual restrictions on contact between the parties;
- Changes in work, housing or academic locations;
- Leaves of absence; and/or
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of campus.
Supportive measures shall remain as confidential to the extent that such confidentiality would not impair the ability to provide the supportive measures. The Title IX Campus Coordinator shall bear responsibility for coordinating the effective implementation of supportive measures.
Request an Informal Resolution
Some incidents of sexual misconduct, subject to the discretion of the Title IX Coordinator, may be resolved through an informal resolution process, facilitated by the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX. Informal resolution is a process whereby the parties work with a professional to reach a resolution of the complaint without a formal hearing. This process is completely voluntary and requires the consent of both parties. A party may terminate the informal resolution process at any time before conclusion. Complaints classified as sexual assault, rape, statutory rape, incest or involving violence resulting in significant harm to others are not appropriate for informal resolution.