Title IX & Sexual Misconduct
Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. LSU Health Shreveport is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual misconduct, which includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and retaliation. LSU Health Shreveport prohibits sex discrimination and sexual misconduct without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
Sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct violate an individual’s fundamental rights and personal integrity. LSU Health Shreveport considers sex discrimination and sexual misconduct in all of its forms to be serious offenses. LSU Health Shreveport is also committed to ending sexual violence, and therefore, encourages you to report and cooperate with the appropriate parties when reporting sexual misconduct.
LSU Health Shreveport does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status in its programs and activities; and it provides equal access to its programs and activities.
Support and Services
LSU Health Shreveport is committed to providing confidential, nonjudgmental and appropriate support services.
- Do I have to report the crime to receive services?
- Do I have to report to LSU Health Shreveport University Police?
- How can the LSU Health Shreveport Title IX Office help?
- How can I preserve physical evidence?
- If I file a complaint with LSU Health Shreveport Title IX Office, will the perpetrator be convicted?
- Confidential Advisors
Bystander intervention is about preventing and de-escalating potentially violent incidents. It is the willingness to take action and help someone in time of need.
Why we talk about the bystander…
- We all witness language and behavior that can be defined as hurtful, harmful, or potentially illegal
- Makes everyone part a successful intervention strategy and approach to prevention
- Bystanders can elicit social influence and exert positive peer pressure (Social Norms)
Bystander Approach: Proactive
When: Before a person has acquired risk factors for perpetrating or before abuse has occurred.
Focus on: Individuals, Communities, Organizations, Systems or Social Norms
Did you know?
According to the NSRV, 1 out of 4 women on all college campuses across the US will be victims of Dating/Intimate Partner Violence.
Dating and Intimate Partner Violence can take the form of:
- Physical violence
- Verbal abuse, sexual pressure, rape
- Psychological abuse
- Financial or religious control