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Title IX - Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and states the following:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

ULM does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity) in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

Sometimes, sex discrimination involves exclusion from activities, such as admission, athletics, or employment. Reports of sex discrimination that are not based on sexual misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator and will be resolved through the appropriate University process as determined based on the specific facts of the report.

Other times, sex discrimination can manifest as an incident of sexual misconduct. ULM’s Sexual Misconduct Policy defines sexual misconduct as follows:

Sexual Misconduct is a sexual act or contact of a sexual nature that occurs, regardless of personal relationship, without the consent of the other person(s), or that occurs when the person(s) is unable to give consent or whose consent is coerced or obtained in a fraudulent manner.  For the purpose of this Policy, sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, sexual abuse, violence of a sexual nature, sexual harassment, quid pro quo harassment, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, video voyeurism, contact of a sexual nature with an object, or the obtaining, posting or disclosure of intimate descriptions, photos, or videos without the express consent of the persons depicted therein, as well as dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. 

  


 

Notice/Reports of Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Retaliation

Reports may be submitted in person, by phone, in writing, electronically, or anonymously and may be submitted by complainants, third parties or bystanders to the Title IX Coordinator.

Treina Kimble - Special Projects Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Office Location:  University Library Suite 612
Phone: (318) 342-1004
Email: kimble@ulm.edu

  

Individuals may submit a report of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking (on the basis of sex) and retaliation 24 hours a day by completing ULM's on-line form at the following link: 

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Report Form

 


 

If the university is notified of sex discrimination and/or sexual misconduct, we will:

1. Take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate the report/incident
2. Take prompt action to end the prohibited conduct 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.

If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact University Police Department or the local police where the incident occurred. The University Police Department is located at Filhiol Hall, 3811 DeSiard Street, 318-342-5350 or 911 for emergencies.

ULM has adopted policies and procedures to be in compliance with the federal and state requirements related to Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SAVE) Act.

Amnesty

Individuals who participate in the reporting/investigation process, whether as the complainant of as a witness, are expected to provide truthful information in accordance with the University's Standards of Conduct. It is the policy of the University to provide amnesty for any student who reports in good faith, sexual violence. The University shall not sanction the student for a nonviolent student conduct violation, such as underage drinking, that is revealed in the course of such a report.

Retaliation

Retaliation is defined as acts or attempted acts for the purpose of interfering with any report, investigation, or proceed, or as retribution or revenge against anyone who has reported Sex Discrimination or Sexual Misconduct or who has participated (or is expected to participate) in any manner in an investigation, or proceeding under the Sexual Misconduct Policy.  Prohibited retaliatory acts include, but are not limited to, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination.  Title IX prohibits Retaliation as does ULM’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Retaliation should be promptly reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

 

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. Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr

 

 


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