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. For further information, see Administrative Directive 6.2.
Support and Services
LSU Health Shreveport is committed to providing confidential, nonjudgmental and appropriate support services. For additional information, please refer to the Resources tab on the upper left side of your screen.
- 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
You have the option of filing a police report with LSU Health Shreveport University Police Department if the assault occurred on campus. Assaults that occur off campus can be reported to the law enforcement agency serving the area where the assault occurred. Even though police logs are public records, your name can be withheld to maintain your privacy.
If the perpetrator of the assault is an LSU Health Shreveport student, employee or campus visitor, you have the option of filing a complaint with the Title IX Office for violation of the sexual misconduct policy. It helps to have already filed a report with the police, but it is not absolutely necessary. You can choose to meet with a Confidential Advisor ( to discuss your case; however, LSU Health Shreveport cannot move forward with an investigation without an official complaint on file.
Do not bathe or douche. Do not brush teeth or ingest food/beverages. Do not change clothes if possible, and do not wash the clothes worn at the time of the assault. Those clothes are considered forensic evidence and will be collected by the forensic examiner at the hospital. If a victim of assault does not want to wear those clothes to the hospital, s/he can take them to the hospital in a paper bag. Do not use a plastic bag because it may “break down” the evidence.
The LSU Health Shreveport judicial system is designed to be educational in nature and can only affect the accused student/employee’s status on campus. A student or employee who is found to be in violation of PM-73 and/or the code of conduct cannot be sent to jail through the University judicial process. However, the student/employee can potentially be suspended or expelled/terminated, among other sanctions, if found responsible for violating any University policy.
To file a complaint, please see the Reporting tab on the upper left side of your screen. Once the complaint form has been completed, please deliver it to the Title IX office as instructed at the bottom of the complaint form.