Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. Title IX is a powerful tool for students who want to combat genderbased discrimination at school and on college campuses. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault. Title IX Coordinator’s Responsibilities Louisiana College is committed to responsibly investigating all discrimination and harassment as outlined by Title IX. To do this, the Title IX Coordinator adheres to the following rubric:
What is Sexual Harassment?
Louisiana College is committed to providing an environment that is free of sexual harassment. In keeping with this commitment, federal and state laws, and biblical standards, the university will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when:
- submission to such conduct is made either implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or status in a course, program or activity.
- submission or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or education decisions affecting such individual; or such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfere in with the individual’s work or educational performance; of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working and/or learning environment; or of interfering with one’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity.
Examples of Sexual Harassment:
- Sexual advances, physical or implied, or direct propositions of a sexual nature.
- A pattern of conduct, which can be subtle in nature, that has sexual overtones and is intended to create or has the effect of creating discomfort and/or humiliating another.
What to Do
If the incident(s) involve sexual assault or rape, immediately contact the Pineville Police Dept., at 318-442-6603. Such crimes are also considered sexual harassment and as such may be reported under LC’s Policy on Harassment.
If you experience, observe, hear about, or believe someone has been sexually harassed in any way, you should make a report of the facts of the incident(s) in a timely manner:
- If the accused is a student, contact either the Title IX Coordinator or other reporting officials listed on the back of this pamphlet. You may report to any administrator or faculty/staff member (coach, Student Life personnel, etc.) on campus and those persons will move the information where it needs to go.
- If the accused is a LC employee, please contact the Director of Human Resources at 318-487-7051.
The College will not tolerate sexual harassment of its students and will investigate all allegations of sexual harassment. Where sexual harassment is found, steps will be taken to end it immediately.
Students who, in good faith, report what they believe to be sexual harassment, or who cooperate in any investigation, will not be subject to retaliation.
Any student who believes he/she has been the victim of retaliation for reporting sexual harassment or cooperating in an investigation should immediately contact the Title IX Coordinator.
What to Expect
Any student who is a victim of sexual harassment can request assistance from the Title IX Coordinator.
In dealing with sexual harassment and rape on campus, Louisiana College strongly encourages the full prosecution of all local, state and federal laws.
Victims should contact the Pineville Police Department by dialing 911 from a campus telephone. Victims may also choose to report the incident to Campus Security at 318-308-6505 or 7233 from a campus telephone. Louisiana College, in accordance with college policy, will file all necessary documents with the Pineville Police Department upon receiving a complaint of sexual assault.
|Thorough||Prompt||End the discrimination|
|Reliable||Effective||Prevent its recurrence|
|Impartial||Equitable||Remedy the effects upon the victim & community|
Rapides Regional Medical Center
Dr. Juanita Moorman
Title IX Coordinator
Prof. Brian Manuel
Coordinator of Behavioral Management & Accountability
Mrs. Shannon Tassin
Director of Human Resources
Ms. Hannah Nyman
Director of Residential Life & Student Engagement
Chief Clifford Gatlin
Director of Campus Security
Dr. Cheryl Clark
Dr. Joshua Dara
Associate VP of Student Engagement & Enrichment,
Dean, School of Human Behavior
Dr. Justin Langford
Interim Dean, School of Missions and Ministries
Dr. Marilyn Cooksey
Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health
Coach Reni Mason
Mrs. Janet Sanders
Coordinator of Health Services
Mrs. Leneil Mercer
A complete description of LC’s grievance procedure can be found in the LC Student Handbook.