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Title IX Policies & Procedures

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Title IX Policies & Procedures

SULC Title IX Policies and Procedures

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. The law covers sex-based discrimination against students, faculty, and staff.

SULC’s Responsibilities Under Title IX

Title IX requires universities to respond promptly and effectively to complaints of all kinds of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. SULC is committed to promptly investigating the circumstances of a complaint to determine what occurred, ensure complainant safety, and provide remedies. Regardless of whether a complainant files a criminal action, SULC will undertake its own investigation of the circumstances of the complaint.

Policy

Southern University Law Center’s Gender Based Sexual Misconduct Policy can be found here: Title IX Gender Based Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance efforts on behalf of SULC.

SULC Title IX Coordinator
Professor Tavares A. Walker, Director – Office of Career Services
twalker@sulc.edu| 225-771-2142

Responsible Employees

Responsible Employees must promptly notify the Title IX Coordinator of any report of sexual misconduct brought to their attention, including by campus law enforcement.  The Title IX Coordinator works collaboratively with the reporting entity, making every effort to operate with discretion and maintain privacy of the individuals involved.

The SULC Responsible Employees are:

  • John K. Pierre, Chancellor
  • Roederick White, Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
  • Alfreda Diamond, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Accountability
  • Koshaneke Gilbert, Career Services Counselor
  • Marla Dickerson, Academic Counselor
  • Tamiko Chatman, Academic Counselor
  • Rahim Smith, Academic Counselor

**FACULTY MEMBERS (OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED ABOVE) ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYEES. **

Confidential Advisors

Confidential Advisors are designated individuals who have been trained to aid a student involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process as a confidential resource. As suggested by the term “confidential advisor,” confidential communications with the advisor will be kept confidential in all circumstances except where the institution or advisor may be required to disclose the communications under state and federal laws.

  • SULC Confidential Advisors:
    • Ms. Felicia Forman, Adminstrative Assistant – Offices of the Law Faculty
    • Ms. Lena Johnson, Coordinator – Office of Adminssions and Recruitment
    • Ms. Claudette Smith Brown, Adminstrative Assistant – Office of Library Services

Reporting Incidents

SULC’s primary concern is with the health, safety, and well-being of its students and the University community.  Students who have experienced any form of gender-based sexual misconduct are urged to seek immediate assistance.

Sexual misconduct by faculty, staff, and third parties should be reported to:

  • SULC Title IX Coordinator (Tavares A. Walker)– (225) 771 – 2142;
  • SULC Responsible Employees;
  • SULC Confidential Advisors:
    • Felicia Forman – (225) 771-4900
    • Lena Johnson– (225) 771-4976
    • Claudette Smith Brown – (225) 771-2315

Sexual misconuduct committed by students may also be reported to:

  • SULC Title IX Coordinator (Tavares A. Walker)– (225) 771 – 2142;
  • SULC Responsible Employees;
  • SULC Confidential Advisors:
    • Felicia Forman – (225) 771-4900
    • Lena Johnson– (225) 771-4976
    • Claudette Smith Brown – (225) 771-2315

Sexual misconduct, particularly sexual violence, may be a crime. SULC will assist complainants who wish to report sexual misconduct to the Southern University Police Department. The Title IX Coordinator and the designated Confidential Advisors are available to assist students in reporting to SUPD.

  • Southern University Police Department – (225) 771 -2770; subr.edu/supd