Where Can You File a Complaint?
Southern University's primary concern is with the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community. Complainants or reporters are encouraged to speak to any Responsible Employee to make reports of incidents. Notice to them is official notice to the University. These individuals will inform the Title IX Coordinator of the incident. Complainants and Reporters have the right and can expect to have incidents of sexual misconduct taken seriously by the University when reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through appropriate administrative procedures. Only people who need to know will be told and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, SART members, hearing board members, administrators, witnesses and the respondent. In addition to Responsible Employees, individuals that seek to report incidents of sexual misconduct may also note the following:
Direct assistance in reporting incidents of sexual misconduct by students, faculty, staff, and third parties can be obtained by contacting the following departments:
|Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Administration Bldg, Room A-41
|Office of Human Resources
Administration Bldg, Cubicle AA-3
|Office of Residence Life and Housing
Sexual misconduct, particularly sexual violence, may be a crime. SUSLA will assist complainants who wish to report sexual misconduct to the SUSLA Police Department. Representatives of the Office of Student Life/Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Residence Life and Housing, and the Office of Human Resources are available to assist students in reporting to SUSLA PD. SUSLA PD will also assist complainants in notifying other law enforcement authorities in other jurisdictions, as appropriate.
SUSLA Police Department (24 hours)
Phone: 318.670.9349 or 318.286.6647 (emergency cell phone)
A Confidential Advisor is not obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or law enforcement in a way that identifies a complainant or respondent, unless otherwise required to do so by law. The Confidential Advisor shall, to the extent authorized under law, provide confidential services to students.
Non-Retaliation Policy: Retaliation against any person who alleges a violation of the Gender- Based Sexual Misconduct Policy or who reports or assists SUSLA in the investigation of a complaint under this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion by SUBR. Retaliation against any person who is the Complainant/victim of sexual misconduct is prohibited as well. There will be no retaliation against those who report or assist the SUBR campus in the investigation of a complaint. Retaliation against the Complainant/victim or witnesses may warrant a separate University judicial process hearing.
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