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 power-based violence/sexual misconduct (which includes dating/domestic violence, sex discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and retaliation). LSU Health Shreveport prohibits power-based violence/sexual misconduct without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
Power-based violence/sexual misconduct violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal integrity. LSU Health Shreveport encourages you to report incidents of power-based violence/sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the appropriate law enforcement authority.
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.
Policies and Procedures
LSU Health 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
- Alternative class or work arrangements
- A no contact agreement
- Safety planning
- Transportation accommodations
- Student financial aid counseling
- Visa/immigration assistance
- Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator
Bystander intervention is about safely de-escalating and preventing potentially dangerous situations. We have a shared responsibility to take action and help someone in need. Consider one of the four D's when deciding how to appropriately intervene:
Why should you intervene…
- We all witness language and behavior that can be hurtful, inappropriate, or potentially illegal.
- The consequences for not intervening can affect not only the person/people needing assistance, but also the person who does not intervene when they had a chance. For example, the person who did not intervene may feel guilty or depressed.
- Everyone can help prevent power-based violence by sending messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior.
Your intervention can make all the difference!