Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all areas of education programs and activities such as admissions, financial aid, housing, facilities, scholastic, intercollegiate, club and intramural athletics.
Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence and sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
ULM is committed to ensuring all students feel safe and have the opportunity to benefit fully from education programs and activities.
ULM has adopted policies and procedures to be in compliance with the federal and state
requirements related to the Title IX Act, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SAVE) Act.
If the university is notified of sexual harassment or violence, we will:
1. Take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate the incident
2. Take prompt action to end the harassment and resolve the situation
3. Take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of future incidents
Confidential Advisors are available to help. Confidential Advisors are designated individuals who have been trained to aid a person involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process as a confidential resource.
Students or employees without computer access to file an online complaint may file a written complaint and forward to:
Title IX Coordinator
Library Suite 612
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.
If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact University Police Department or the local police where the incident occurred.
University Police are located at Filhiol Hall, 3811 DeSiard Street, 318-342-5350 or 911 for emergencies
Students are strongly encouraged to report incidents and share information about sexual misconduct and harassment, even if the complainant or witness has concerns about underage drinking, drug use or other prohibited activity. To encourage reporting, the university pursues a policy of offering alleged victims amnesty from policy violations and will not pursue disciplinary action related to the incident.
Retaliation is prohibited against any student or employee who files a complaint of discrimination or participates in proceedings or an investigation. Retaliatory words, actions or behavior that punish or threaten to punish any student or employee under this policy is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.
Retaliation should be promptly reported to the Title IX Coordinator.