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).

You can view the LSUS Biannual Title IX Report here.

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).

Title IX reporting form button

Additional Resources You'll Find Here

  • Title IX Policies
  • Contact information for Confidential Advisors at LSUS
  • Resources on and off campus
  • Bystander Intervention Techniques
  • Training for students, faculty and staff
  • Info on the Complaint Process
  • Task Force
  • Educational Events

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.

Checkout the Title IX Policies of LSUS:

Interim Title IX Coordinator
Cindy Maggio

Dean of Students

AD 208
One University Place
Shreveport, La 71115
318-797-5116
318-795-2461 (fax)
deanofstudents@lsus.edu

Hazing Report Form
Early Alert Referral System
EARS Form
Student Complaints
Title IX

Resources

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-misconductwww.lsus.edu/titleix

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

   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-policewww.lsus.edu/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

Off-Campus, cont.


   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

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. Linda Webster, Professor, Department of Arts and Media
Bronson Hall, Room 315
318-797-5376
linda.webster@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

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.

Bystander Intervention

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).

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. 

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

The LSU Shreveport Title IX Task Force reviews current policies related to Title IX (excluding sports equity) and makes recommendations to the LSU President to better serve the LSUS campus community. The Task Force is comprised of students, faculty, and staff.

The LSUS Title IX Office partners with groups across campus to host edcuation and awareness events for the benefit of all members of our campus community.