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How the Office of the Title IX Coordinator Can Help You

If you report an incident of prohibited conduct to the university, the university’s Title IX coordinator, a deputy Title IX coordinator, or a member of the Title IX team will work with you to evaluate your care and support needs and discuss your options under university policy.

Reporting prohibited conduct to the university empowers you to obtain the care and support you need and enables the university to respond appropriately, including conducting a prompt, thorough, and equitable investigation and, if warranted, taking disciplinary action against a respondent.

The university recognizes that your decision on how to proceed after reporting an incident is a process that may unfold over time; thus, at the time a report is made to the university, you do not have to decide whether to request or choose any particular course of action.

Regardless of which course of action you choose, the university will provide you with care and support even if the university’s ability to investigate the incident and pursue disciplinary or other remedial action is limited.

University Care and Support

After you report the incident to the university, the university can support you in a variety of ways:

  • Informing you of your rights under the University’s Title IX/PM 73 grievance procedures
  • Assisting you in reporting an incident to law enforcement, if you want to report the incident
  • Arranging appointments with follow-up, on-campus support services or off-campus support services (for example, arranging an appointment with STAR to discuss options for pursuing an order of protection in East Baton Rouge Police)
  • Arranging Providing medical and counseling services
  • If the other party is an LSU student or employee, issuing a no-contact directive
  • Exploring changes in living, academic, and working arrangements
  • Exploring changes in class schedules, including adjustments so that parties do not share the same classes

To file a criminal report:

After the report:

  1. Supportive Measures: At any time after becoming aware of a complaint, the Title IX coordinator, a deputy Title IX coordinator(s), or other responsible party, may recommend that interim protections or remedies impacting parties involved be provided by appropriate LSU officials. These protections or remedies for the parties involved or witnesses will be provided by appropriate university officials. Remedies may include:
    • Issuing a timely warning to the campus community
    • Separating the parties
    • Placing limitations on contact between the parties
    • Interim suspension from campus
    • Making alternative workplace, classroom, course scheduling, dining, or student housing arrangements.
    • Supportive measures may vary depending on the nature of the complaint, status of respondent, or other criteria. All parties shall be notified of the availability of these measures as well as the fact that such measures are put into effect.
  2. Support: Refer to www.lsu.edu/support for resources on and off campus
  3. Retaliation: Louisiana State University’s PM-73 and Title IX prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct. The university will take reasonable steps to prevent retaliation and will take strong responsive action if retaliation occurs.