They do have a clear definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than intercourse. Louisiana State University (LSU) does not have any sexual assault prevention training available. Their definition of affirmative consent matches EROC’s definition. LSU does not provide a definition of retaliation or expressly forbid retaliation against survivors.
The Campus Title IX Coordinator conducts a preliminary inquiry to make an initial determination to see if a policy has been violated. If they decide that an investigation is warranted, either an individual or panel will conduct an investigation. It is not specified how it is determined whether an individual or panel is used. At the end of the investigation, the Campus Title IX Coordinator makes a determination of responsibility. For decisions about sanctions, LSU only states that the appropriate campus office or administrator responsible for student conduct, student services or student life will determine the appropriate action, pursuant to any applicable code of student conduct. The university does not specify who handles the appeal process and does not state whether sanctions go into effect immediately or if they hold off until the end of appeals. A list of possible sanctions is provided and includes residential life contract cancellations, deferred suspension, suspension, expulsion, or class only restrictions. Louisiana State University does not publicize the number of cases and sanctions. They allow attorneys to be present during the adjudication process, specify an investigation timeline of 30 days, and do not specify whether investigators are trauma informed. The university explicitly allows informal resolutions in cases of sexual assault.
Louisiana State University provides accommodations to survivors outside of the adjudication process. There is a student health center with emergency contraception and a sexual assault center where an evidentiary exam can be performed. The university has a sexual assault advocacy and prevention center called The Lighthouse Program and provides information and resources on local rape crisis centers. It is not stated whether campus police are trauma informed.
March 1, 2017
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