LSU Shreveport is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment free of 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). LSUS prohibits sex- and gender-based harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct. Anyone needing to report a violation or request supportive measures may contact the Title IX Coordinator in-person (Administration Building, Room 261), via telephone (318-797-5071), or via email (titleix@lsus.edu).

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 or to the right to report sexual misconduct or any other policy violation outlined in PM-73 (Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy).

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Title IX Brochure

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      Disaster Distress Helpline
      1-800-985-5990                                                                                                                   TEXT: "TalkWithUs" for English (or "Hablanos" for Spanish) to 66746

      LCADV (Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence) 
      1-888-411-1333  
      www.lcadv.org

      LaFASA (Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault)
      1-888-995-7372                                                                                         

      www.lafasa.org

      LGBT National Help Center
      1-888-843-4564

      National Center for Victims of Crime           

      1-202-467-8700        

      www.victimsofcrime.org

      National Child Abuse Hotline
      1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453)
      TEXT: 1-800-422-4453

      National Crisis Hotline & Support Network

      RAINN: Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
      1-800-656-HOPE (4673)  
      www.rainn.org 

      National Dating Abuse Helpline
      1-866-331-9474
      TEXT: "loveis" to 22522

      National Domestic Violence Hotline
      1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
      www.thehotline.org

      National Eating Disorders Helpline
      1-800-931-2237

      National Sexual Assault Hotline
      1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
      ONLINE: Online Chat

      National Sexual Violence Resource Center
      1-877-739-3895
      www.nsvrc.org

      National Substance Abuse Helpline
      1-800-662-HELP (4357)

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English
      1-800-628-9454 for Spanish or Live Online ChatLifeline Crisis Chat

      Crisis Text Line=Text “home” to 741-741

      The Eldercare Locator
      1-800-677-1116 TTY Instructions

      Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth)
      1-866-488-7386

      Veteran's Crisis Line
      1-800-273-TALK (8255)
      ONLINE: Crisis Chat
      TEXT: 8388255

      Primary Care Mental Health Integration: brief, solution focused interventions and pain management groups available. 318-990-5342

      Vet Center
      1227 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71105, 318-861-1776
      (Free counseling to combat Veterans and survivors of MST)

      Women Veteran's Call Center
      855-VA-WOMEN

      Criminal Reporting
             ▪ Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
               318-675-2170
               www.caddosheriff.org

             ▪ Shreveport Police Department
               318-673-7300
               https://shreveportla.gov/422/Police

      David Raines Community Health Centers
      ​​​​​​Offer Behavioral Health and Health services
      Shreveport, 318-425-2252Bossier City, 318-549-2500

      Medical Care/Evidence Collection
          ▪ Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
             318-626-0000
             www.ochsnerlsuhs.org/

          ▪ Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier
             318-681-4500
             http://christushealthsb.org

          ▪ Willis-Knighton Health System
             318-212-3000 (Pierremont Location)
             www.wkhs.com

      Northwest Louisiana Human Services - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE
      Provides Mobile Crisis Behavioral Health Services to persons living in the Northwest Louisiana Human Services District. Services consist of telephone triage and assessment, face-to-face screening, in-home intervention, and linkages to community referral sources. 1-866-416-5370

      Project Celebration, Inc. (Advocacy Center and Safe Shelter)
      318-256-6242
      www.projectcelebration.com

      Providence Counseling Group
      Offers individual therapy - 2920 Knight Street, Suite 112, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105. (318) 787-0204

      Samaritan Counseling Center
      Offers the services listed below on a sliding scale and accepts certain insurance plans
      1525 Stephens Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101, 318-221-6121

      • Individual counseling for depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, ADHD, ADD, Bi-Polar Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disabilities.
      • Medication Management with a licensed Psychiatrist
      • EMDR
      • Individual sand play therapy

      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
      Contact SAMHSA for treatment options in this area: 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)

      Title IX Complaint Reporting
      Title IX Coordinator
       Location: Administration Building, Room 261
       Telephone Number: 318-797-5071
       Website to report:
       https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/40897/report.html#titleix 
       
       Counseling
       Counseling Services Office
       Location: Administration Building, Room 230
       318-797-5071
       Website: https://www.lsus.edu//student-life/counseling-services

       Criminal Reporting
       University Police
       Location: Administration Building, Room 124
       318-797-5082, 318-455-5497 (after hours cell)
       Website: https://www.lsus.edu/current-students/lsus-police 

      LSU Shreveport's Committment

      LSUS will

      • Respond to complaints of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, retaliation, and any other behavior of a sexual nature that is severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive.
      • Offer supportive measures (formerly referred to as interim measures) to the complainant and respondent.
        Additionally, any party who identifies as harmed, whether the individual decides to file a formal complaint or not, is eligible for supportive measures.
      • Designate all university employees (excluding those exempted by legal privilege of confidentiality or those
        identified as confidential advisors) as responsible employees. Responsible employees must report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
      • Utilize the preponderance of the evidence standard for all sexual misconduct cases.

      Supportive Measures

      LSU Shreveport offers supportive measures upon notice of alleged power-based violence, with or without a formal complaint. Supportive measures are non-punitive services, intended to restore and preserve an individual’s access to programs or activities, without unreasonably burdening another party. Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to:

      • Counseling, medical, or other healthcare services
      • Campus or local advocacy programs
      • Referral to campus or local law enforcement
      • Services from community-based providers
      • A no contact agreement
      • Relocating a student’s apartment to another location of the Pilots Pointe Apartment complex
      • Changing an employee’s or student worker’s work environment (e.g. reporting structure, office/workspace relocation)
      • Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course related adjustments
      • Alternative course completion options (e.g. Remote, Online, Incompletes, Withdrawals, etc.)
      • Safety planning
      • Transportation accommodations
      • Student financial aid counseling
      • Visa/immigration assistance
      • Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator

      Title IX Policies at LSUS

      Checkout the Title IX Policies of LSUS:

      Confidential advisors receive specialized training regarding laws and campus policies in order to support and advise students, faculty, and staff before and/or during the complaint process.  Confidential advisors serve as a resource for community members to ask questions and receive information without instituting notice and an investigation under PM-73. Confidential advisors may be present during any meeting conducted under PM-73 to assist and/or consult with a student or employee. Confidential advisors may not act as a spokesperson.

      The following individuals serve as confidential advisors:

      Ms. Jennifer Flynn-McKevitt, Director, Career Services
      Noel Memorial Library, Room 158
      318-797-5062
      jennifer.flynn-mckevitt@lsus.edu

      Ms. Angie Pellerin, Director, Counseling Services
      Administration Building, Room 230
      318-797-5219
      angie.pellerin@lsus.edu

      Ms. Kendal Redel, Counselor, Counseling Services
      Administration Building, Room 224
      318-797-5373
      kendal.redel@lsus.edu

      Dr. Han Shi, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
      Business and Education Building, Room 326
      318-797-5176
      han.shi@lsus.edu

      Dr. Richard Watson, Chair and Professor, Department of Computer Sciences
      Technology Center, Room 112
      318-797-5233
      richard.watson@lsus.edu

      Dr. Timothy Winter, Chair and Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
      Business and Education Building, Room 348B
      318-797-5107
      timothy.winter@lsus.edu

      Confidential Advisor Resources:

      Bystander intervention is about intervening in a safe way when we see a risky situation unfolding to prevent and de-escalate potentially violent incidents.  We have a shared responsibility to create and maintain a campus environment in which sexual violence against men and women is not tolerated. 

      Bystander Approaches:

      How do I intervene? It depends on the situation.  There are numerous strategies to intervene safely in a situation. Consider one of the four D's:

      Direct - If you feel comfortable, step in and stop the inappropriate behavior and remove a victim from a potentially dangerous situation.  Directly ask those involved "What is going on here?" or "May I speak to you in private?" 

      Distract - Divert an alleged offender's attention by drawing their attention elsewhere.  For instance, say to the alleged offender, "That person over there looks like a celebrity, but I can't think of his/her name."  When the offender looks away, pull the potential victim out of the area.  Or offer the parties involved some food, "Why don't we get some pizza?"

      Delegate - Notify a person with more authority than you to a questionable situation.  The person with more authority could be law enforcement, a resident assistant, or the host/hostess of a party.    

      Delay - Postpone a situation by gathering additional information if you are not sure whether to intervene.  Ask the potential victim if there is anything you can do to help.  For instance, you may ask, "Are you okay?" or "Is there anything I can do to help you?"  Or ask the parties to look at a picture or video on your phone.

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      Title IX Task Force Members
      • Dr. Beverly Burden, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Associate
      Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Ms. Lisa Cooper, Assistant Professor, College Education and Human Development
      • Ms. Debra Harmon, Assistant Librarian, Noel Memorial Library
      • Dr. Gary Joiner, Professor and Chair, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Dr. Kenneth Kungu, Associate Professor, College of Business
      • Dr. Timothy Winter, Professor and Chair, College of Education and Human Development

      Alternate Members
      • Dr. Yong Dai, Professor and Chair, College of Education and Human Development
      • Ms. Jessica Hawkes, Assistant Librarian, Noel Memorial Library
      • Dr. Dalila Salazar, Associate Professor, College of Business
      • Dr. Deborah Shepherd, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Dr. Cheryl White, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
      • Dr. Cassandra Williams, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human
      Development

      Pregnant and 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. The following are examples of reasonable accommodations that may be requested:

      • Excused absences
      • Modified deadlines
      • Make-up examinations
      • Frequent trips to the restroom
      • Alternative seating arrangements (e.g., different desk/chair)

      Alternatively, if a student is experiencing a short-term disability or limitations related to pregnancy or childbirth, the student may request reasonable accommodations through Disability Services (318-797-2402 or disabilityservices@lsus.edu).

      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. 

      Questions about pregnant and parenting requests should be directed to the Campus Title IX Coordinator (318-797-5071or titleix@lsus.edu).

      Title IX Processes and Training

      Transparency is key to maintaing confidence and trust in the Title IX processes at LSUS. Below you'll find links to process flowcharts, memorandums with local law enforcement and training documents that all LSUS employees and Title IX team members must undergo. 

      Title IX & Power-Based Violence Flowchart - Complaint Process

      The Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Complaint Process Flowchart details the process followed by LSUS when notice of alleged sexual misconduct is received.

      MOU with Law Enforcement

      MOU with Caddo District Attorney

      Criminal Justice System Flowchart

      Training

      LSUS employees and the Title IX team are all required to undergo training as it relates to Title IX and the prevention of sexual misconduct.

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      Reporting

      Crime Stats Oct '21 - Mar '22
      LSUS Biannual Title IX Report 2021-2022 (Spring Semester)

      Campus Climate Survey

      LSUS Biannual Title IX Report 2021-2022 (Fall Semester)
      Power-Based Violence Report Apr 2021-Oct 2021

      LSUS Annual Crime and Safety Report 2021
      The LSU Ethics, Integrity, and Misconduct Helpline
      2021 Sexual Assault Collection Kits and Sexually-Oriented Criminal Offenses Data Collection Survey

      File a Complaint

      A person may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX online (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html) or by contacting the Dallas Office via email (OCR.Dallas@ed.gov) or telephone (214-661-9600).