How to Report
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or any other forms of sexual misconduct, the university strongly encourages you to report. Reporting the incident means that you have choices to make about what the next steps look like. For some people, reporting is to ensure that your experience is recognized; for others, reporting is a means to get the support you need to feel safe and healthy; or, reporting can be a way to initiate our conduct process because you want to hold whomever harmed you accountable for their behavior.
If you choose to disclose to any reporting platform below (those that are not listed as confidential resources), this is what you can expect from Southeastern.
- The report will be forwarded to the Title IX or Deputy Title IX officer, who will reach out to you to offer support and make you aware of available resources. This person will also explain the Southeastern conduct process. You choose whether to proceed forward with a conduct or a criminal case.
- There are some instances where the information you share is so serious that the university needs to move forward without your participation because there is a threat to the campus community. The University will make you aware of this decision.
Below is more information on where you can turn to report incidents of sexual misconduct:
University Police Department. Southeastern students may report an incident of sexual misconduct directly our own Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department. Filing a police report does not obligate the reporting party to continue with criminal proceedings or disciplinary action. If you have experienced sexual violence outside of the Hammond area but want to connect with law enforcement, Southeastern UPD can help connect you to the appropriate authorities.
University Police Department
Tel: 985-549-2222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hammond Police Department
Emergency: 911 / Non-Emergency: 985-277-5000
The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability. When a student is accused of sexual misconduct, regardless of the status of the alleged victim (i.e., another student, a faculty member, etc.), the relevant student disciplinary procedures set forth in the Student Conduct Code (www.southeastern.edu/ code) shall constitute the formal investigation process. Any student victim of sexual misconduct may request disciplinary action by the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability with or without filing a police report. The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability may impose interim actions such as a no contact order or an interim suspension to protect the safety of the victim. The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability extends additional rights in disciplinary procedures to victims of Sexual Misconduct which can be found at www.southeastern.edu/code.
Mims Hall, Rm. 207
Tel: 985-549-2213 Email: email@example.com
Report it: southeastern.edu/reportit
Title IX Office. Any incident of sexual misconduct can be brought to the attention of the Title IX Officer. Although the University strongly encourages reporting sexual misconduct to the police, a complainant may request administrative action by the Title IX Officer with or without filing a police report. The Title IX Officer can grant interim accommodations such as changing academic, living, transportation or working situations.
Title IX Officer:
Gene Pregeant, Rm. 120 Dyson Hall
Tel: 985-549-5888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Gabe Willis, Rm. 202 Mims Hall
Tel: 985-549-2213 Email: email@example.com
Responsible Employee. An individual may report alleged sexual misconduct to a Responsible Employee or any employee serving in an administrative role at the University. Responsible Employees must report the incident to the Title IX Officer. No employee is authorized to investigate or resolve complaints without the involvement of the Title IX Officer. Responsible employees shall include all administrators, unclassified staff, and resident assistants.
Anonymous Reports. Anonymous reports can be made at
http://www. southeastern.edu/admin/police/anonymous_reporting/index.html. Individuals who choose to file anonymous reports are advised that it may be very difficult for the University to follow up and/or take action on anonymous reports, where corroborating information is limited. Anonymous reports may be used for Clery Act data collection purposes and shall be forwarded to the Title IX Officer.
Confidential resources will not share the information you disclose unless you provide permission. Southeastern Louisiana University has two offices that are designated as confidential resources. They are below:
The University Counseling Center
Tel: 985-549-3894 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University Health Center
Tel: 985-549-2242 Email: email@example.com
Even if you do not report the incident to law enforcement or choose to participate in a university investigation, you can still access medical care, counseling, and other support from the university by notifying the Title IX coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability.