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Preventing Violence on Campus

Revised: November 10, 2017
Annie Le

Yale University - September 13, 2009

Annie Le, a pharmacology graduate student, was found strangled and sexually assaulted inside a wall of a basement laboratory at the school. Raymond Clark III, employed as a laboratory technician at the University, was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 44 years in prison.The family of Annie Le sued Yale for failing to protect women and tolerating aggressive male behavior. The family claimed that a number of complaints about Clark made before the murder by several female students had been ignored by University administration.

On June 15, 2012, Yale University entered into a voluntary resolution agreement as a result of findings of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. This agreement requires that the University:

In April of 2013, as a result of a separate investigation, Yale agreed to pay $155,000 for violations of the Clery Act.

Keeping Us Safe

All LSUHSC-NO employees and students have a reasonable expectation to a safe and secure working and learning environment free of threats and assaults. Employees and students also have a responsibility to help ensure the safety and security of the LSUHSC-NO campus. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans is committed to maintaining a campus free from violence including sexual assaults, threats of violence including verbal and non-verbal threatening behavior, and harassment. Such behavior is unacceptable and in not permitted on the LSUHSC-NO campus. (See Chancellor's Memorandum CM 44).

Awareness is Prevention

Increasing awareness about the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is the primary strategy to:

Violence Awareness and Prevention Training

Violence awareness and prevention training is required by the Campus Sexual Assault and Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE). All employees and students are required to complete this training annually.

Training Objectives

At the end of this training, you should be able to:

Workplace

For the purposes of this training, the definition of “workplace” shall include any location where LSUHSC-NO students, faculty and staff engage in activities associated with the normal course and scope of their employment or academic pursuits.

LSU Responsibilities

YOUR Responsibilities

What is Violence?

Types of Violence

Impact of Violence in the Workplace

Perpetrators of Violence in the Workplace

Contributing Factors

Personality Traits of Perpetrators of Violence in the Workplace

Early Warning Signs

Sexual Violence

What is Consent?

Sexual activity requires consent, which is defined as voluntary, positive agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity.

If you don't have consent, it is sexual violence.

Consent to sexual activity can be communicated in a variety of ways, but one should presume that consent has not been given in the absence of clear, positive agreement.

While verbal consent is not an absolute requirement for consensual sexual activity, verbal communication prior to engaging in sex helps to clarify consent. Communicating verbally before engaging in sexual activity is imperative. However potentially awkward it may seem, talking about your own and your partner's sexual desires, needs, and limitations provide a basis for a positive experience.

Consent must be clear and unambiguous for each participant at every stage of a sexual encounter. The absence of "no" should not be understood to mean there is consent. A prior relationship does not indicate consent to future activity.

A person who is asleep or mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs or alcohol or for any other reason, is not capable of giving valid consent. The use of alcohol or drugs may seriously interfere with the participants' judgment about whether consent has been sought and given.

Sexual Assault

Any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sex offenses such as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.

Sex Offenses - Forcible

Forcible sex offenses include any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcible or against that person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. These include:

Sex Offenses - Non Forcible

Non-forcible sex offenses are any unlawful, non forcible sexual intercourse such as:

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the occurrence of one or more of the following acts by a family or household member, but does not include acts if self-defense: Attempting to cause or causing physical harm to another family or household member; placing another family or household member in fear of physical harm; causing another family or household member to engage in involuntary sexual activity by force, threat of force, or duress; committing one or more of the following crimes against another family or household member: Arson of any grade, assault and battery of any grade, burglary of any grade, criminal damage to property, homicide of any grade, kidnapping of any grade, sex offense of any grade, any offense involving stolen property, any weapon law violation, disorderly conduct, stalking and criminal trespass of property.

Dating Violence

Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:

Stalking

Stalking is the intentional and repeated following or harassing of another person that would cause a reasonable person to feel alarmed or to suffer emotional distress. Stalking shall include but not be limited to the intentional and repeated uninvited presence of the perpetrator at another person's home, workplace, school, or any place which would cause a reasonable person to be alarmed, or to suffer emotional distress as a result of verbal or behaviorally implied threats of death, bodily injury, sexual assault, kidnapping, or any other statutory criminal act to himself or any member of his family or any person with whom he is acquainted.

Predators

Predators are cowards and seek to manipulate the setting of the attack to their advantage by:

Risk Reduction

Take away the assailant's advantages!

R.A.D.

The University Police Department conducts Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) classes geared to female faculty, staff, and students. The Rape Aggression Defense System: The National Standard in Self Defense Education(tm) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to the free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. Please call the University Police Administrative phone number at 568-8270 for more information.

Wellness Center

The LSUHSC-NO Wellness Center offers one hour and two hour self-defense classes which are open to all faculty, staff and students. These classes are scheduled on the basis of the level of interest. These classes can also be given as a presentation at meetings of student or other campus organizations. Please contact the Wellness Center at 568-3700 or via email at wellness@lsuhsc.edu for more information.

Bystander Intervention

A bystander is any person who is present during and a witness to an event. Bystander intervention is an essential component in preventing violence because it addresses harmful behaviors before they escalate.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!

Watch out for your fellow employees and students.

Be respectful of yourself and others. Make sure any sexual act is OK with your partner if you initiate.

Say something if someone says something offensive, derogatory, or abusive, let them know that behavior is wrong and you don’t want to be around it. Don’t laugh at racist, sexist, homophobic jokes. Challenge your peers to be respectful.

Believe someone who discloses a sexual assault, abusive relationship, or experience with stalking or cyber stalking.

Emergency Helping — General Strategies

Remember: Safe! Early! Effective!

Reporting Crime or Emergencies

By Phone

If you are involved in an emergency situation, are the victim of a crime, or witness any criminal activity while on campus, you are urged to notify the LSUHSC-NO Police Department as soon as possible by dialing (504) 568-8999.

Off-campus crimes may be reported to the New Orleans Police Department by dialing 911. Dispatchers are available at these respective telephone numbers 24 hours a day to answer your call. In response to a call, University Police will take the required action, dispatching an officer or asking the victim to report to the University Police office to file an incident report.

uTip - Send a Text to University Police

uTip is a text messaging service designed to be used for true emergencies and to report crimes, suspicious activities or people. Additional information about uTip can be found here.

The LSU Shield App

With this App, you can summon emergency services by telephone and submit non-emergency reports including pictures and videos and much more. Additional information about the LSU Shield App can be found here.

Non Emergency Reporting

To contact University Police with non-emergency information, please call 568-8270, or send an online message.

Responsible Employees

Responsible Employees include any employee who:

When a responsible employee receives a report of violence the employee must:

Confidential Advisors

Confidential advisors are those individuals who students can go to confidentially and are not required to report what the student reveals. For example, the counselor's at Campus Assistance Program (CAP) are confidential advisors.

Community Resources

Additional resources can be found on the Campus Health web page.

University Policies & Publications

LSUHSC-NO Policies

LSUHSC-NO Publications

Getting Help

From the LSUHSC-NO website, click on the police icon Police Icon located at the bottom of the homepage under “Events and Campus Resources” to find more information, phone numbers, and other important information regarding University Police.

Additional resources can be found on the Campus Health

Or, LSUHSC-NO's Title IX Coordinator: