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, and retaliation). 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 208), via telephone (318-797-5116), 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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      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:

      On-Campus

      Title IX Complaint Reporting
             Title IX Coordinator
             Location: Administration Building, Room 208
             Telephone Number: 318-797-5116
             Website: https://www.lsus.edu/current-students/dean-of-students/title-ix-and-sexual-misconduct

         Counseling
             Counseling Services Office
             Location: Administration Building, Room 230
             Telephone Number: 318-797-5365
             Website: https://www.lsus.edu/student-life/counseling-services

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

      Off-Campus

      Community Support & Resources
             Project Celebration, Inc., (Local Advocacy Center)
             Telephone Number: 318-256-6242
             Website: www.projectcelebration.com

         National Crisis Hotline & Support Network
             RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)
             Telephone Number: 1-800-656-4673
             Website: www.rainn.org

       Criminal Reporting
             Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
             Telephone Number: 318-675-2170
             Website: www.caddosheriff.org

             Shreveport Police Department
             Telephone Number: 318-673-7300
             Website: https://shreveportla.gov/422/Police

         Medical Care/Evidence Collection
             Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier
             Telephone Number: 318-681-4500
             Website: http://christushealthsb.org

             Ochsner/LSU Health
             Telephone Number: 318-626-0000
             Website: https://www.ochsnerlsuhs.org/

             Willis-Knighton Health System
             Telephone Number: 318-212-3000 (Pierremont Location)
             Website: www.wkhs.com

      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. A'Issa Fowler, Data Management Coordinator, Records and Registration Office
      Administration Building, Room 185
      318-797-5112
      aissa.fowler@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. 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 (318-797-5365 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 (318-797-5116 or 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

      Campus Climate Survey
      LSUS Biannual Title IX Report 2021
      Power-Based Violence Report Apr 2021-Oct 2021

      LSUS Annual Crime and Safety Report 2021
      The LSU Ethics, Integrity, and Misconduct Helpline

      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).