Title IX & Equity

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

The Title IX & Equity Office at LSUS is committed to cultivating an environment for the University community, educated in Title IX compliance, that is safe, comfortable, free from sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination, and is conducive for optimum learning.  LSUS prohibits sex- and gender-based harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct (e.g., dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, retaliation, and power-based violence).  The Title IX and Equity Office educates the campus community on Title IX and sexual misconduct policies through training, awareness, and prevention efforts; assists individuals in navigating the complaint process; provides prompt and effective resolution to Title IX concerns; connects students with supportive services both on- and off-campus; promotes prevention and intervention of sexual assault; provides educational outreach and training on Title IX topics; and provides accommodations to pregnant and parenting students.

Title IX Brochure

Title IX Coordinator & Equity Officer
Cindy Maggio
Administration Building, Room 261


The Title IX Office provides prompt and effective resolution to Title IX concerns. 

How Do I Report an Incident?

In the event of an EMERGENCY, call the LSUS Police Department by dialing 318-455-5497 or dial 911. 

If the incident is not an emergency, use the form found at the button below to report sexual misconduct or any other policy violation outlined in PM-73 (Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy).

reporting button

Confidential Advisors

Need someone to talk to about an incident but don’t want to report it?

List of LSUS Confidential Advisors

Confidential Advisor Resources 

Confidential Advisor Reporting Form and Checklist
Complainant Information - Reporting Options and Rights
Respondent Information - Rights

Bystander Intervention

What do I do if I see a risky situation unfolding to prevent and de-escalate potentially violent incidents?

Bystander Intervention Techniques


Outreach Activities and Training

The Title IX and Equity Office communicates student and employee rights and responsibilities through training and outreach. Outreach initiatives cover topics such as:

  • Sexual Assault & Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Stalking
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Victim Blaming
  • Consent

 Click here to see more Outreach Activities.

Pregnant & Parenting Students

LSU Shreveport is committed to supporting pregnant and parenting students. In alignment with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, LSUS provides accommodations for students based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, or related conditions, including recovery. Pregnant and parenting students are encouraged to arrange reasonable accommodations by working directly with their faculty members.

Reasonable Accommodations

Lactation Room

LSU Shreveport offers a private lactation room (University Center, Room 217) for nursing mothers. The room has a lock, electrical outlets, sink, and comfortable seating. Refrigeration/storage is not provided. 

Title IX Pregnant and Parenting Students Brochure

Title IX Processes, Training, and Reporting

Transparency is key to maintaining confidence and trust in the Title IX processes at LSUS. Click the link to find process flowcharts, memorandums with local law enforcement, reports, the Title IX Taskforce, and training documents that all LSUS employees and Title IX team members must undergo. 


Title IX & Equity Team

Cindy Maggio, MCP, SPHR
Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer

Sky Bates, Title IX Outreach to Peers (T9-OP) 2023-2024