Victims of Sexually Oriented Crimes
If you are the victim of a sexually oriented crime, please be aware of the following:
Sexual Misconduct Policy
The University’s Policy regarding victims of Sexual Misconduct can be found by logging on to the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure. The policy includes definitions of the various sexually oriented offenses prohibited by Southeastern as well as the reporting options for victims and the process of investigation and disciplinary proceedings of the University.
Confidential advisors are available to help victims of sexual misconduct. Confidential advisors are designated individuals who have been trained to aid a person involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process as a confidential resource. Southeastern’s confidential advisors are the licensed counselors employed by the University Counseling Center.
The Counseling Center is located at:
303A Union Avenue
Student Union Annex
The phone number for the University Counseling Center is 985.549.3894.
A victim of sexual misconduct is encouraged to report to any of the sources below. Although the victim of sexual misconduct may decline to report the incident, the University supports, encourages and will assist those who have been the victim of sexual misconduct to report the incident to any individual or entity listed below:
For more information regarding the roles of these various offices and the actions each are authorized and/or required to take, refer to Section 4.a of the University Policy on Sexual Misconduct by logging onto the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure.
· University Police Department. 985.549.2222
· Title IX Officer. 985.549.5888
· Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability. 985.549.2213
· Human Resources. 985.549.2001
· Any other Responsible Employee, as defined by Section 1 of the University Policy on Sexual Misconduct found by logging onto the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure.
· Anonymous Reports. Anonymous reports can be made at http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/police/anonymous_reporting/index.html.
University Investigation Procedures and Protocols
For information regarding the process of investigation and disciplinary proceedings of the University refer to Section 6 of the University Policy on Sexual Misconduct by logging onto the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure.
The Process of Investigation and Adjudication of the Criminal Justice System
For useful information concerning what to expect should you choose to pursue the criminal court process RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) provides useful information. Log on to www.rainn.org/get-info/legal-information/working-with-the-criminal-justice-system
For information regarding programs offered by the District Attorney’s Office for the 21st Judicial District Court dealing with Victim’s Assistance, Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence log on to www.21jdda.org.
Accommodations That the University Can Provide
The University can issue “no contact” directives to prevent accused abusers from interacting with victims.
The University will make available at any time, before, during or after the hearing process, and whether or not the complainant participates in the investigation and adjudication, additional reasonable accommodations to increase their safety and well being on campus. These may include changes of housing accommodations (or changing the respondent’s housing if preferred and appropriate), academic accommodations such as extensions of time, tutors, and /or changes of class schedules. Accommodations may also include change of class modality (for example, switching to an independent study).
The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
If you need immediate help, call 800.656.HOPE(4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
RAINN Online Chat Information
Visit online.rainn.org to chat one on one with a trained support specialist with RAINN (Rape, Abuse,& Incest National Network) anytime 24/7.
The hospital nearest to the University where a victim may have a rape kit administered by an individual trained in sexual assault forensic medical examination and evidence collection is North Oaks Medical Center located at 15790 Paul Vega, M.D. Drive, Hammond, LA. Information regarding transportation to North Oaks can be obtained by contacting the University Counseling Center:
Student Union Annex
Hammond, LA 70402