Title IX

Campus SaVE Act / Title IX

LSUHSC-NO is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, & pregnant/parenting status as well as sexual misconduct which includes sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 
(PM-73: Prohibiting Power-based Violence, including Sex- and Gender-based Harassment and Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct)


Violence may cause lasting physical and psychological harm and can permanently impact our employees' and students' lives. LSUHSC-NO believes that violent, threatening or harassing behavior violates our institutional values and presents a barrier to fulfilling the Health Sciences Center's mission of education, research and public service.


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 is not permitted on the LSUHSC-NO campus.
(CM-44 - Campus Security Policy)


Sexual Violence includes:

Domestic Violence
Attempting to cause or causing physical harm to another family or household member, placing another family or household member in fear or physical harm, and threats of force or duress.

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: the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

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. 

Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.


Click this link to read the Victims' Rights Document

Click this link for information regarding LSUHSC Campus Police

Click this link for information regarding the Jeanne Clery Act & crime reports


Notice of Nondiscrimination

LSUHSC-New Orleans does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and its regulations, including in admission and employment.

Inquiries about Title IX may be referred to LSUHSC-New Orleans Title IX Coordinator, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both. LSUHSC-New Orleans’ Title IX Coordinator is Leigh Smith-Vaniz, 433 Bolivar St, Room 826A, New Orleans, LA, titleix@lsuhsc.edu , and (504) 568-2211.

LSUHSC-New Orleans’ nondiscrimination policy and grievance procedures can be located at https://www.lsuhsc.edu/titleix/.

To report information about conduct that may constitute sex discrimination or make a complaint of sex discrimination under Title IX, please refer to the Title IX & Power-Based Violence Incident Report Form.



LSUHSC New Orleans Title IX Coordinator
Each Chancellor shall designate a Title IX Campus Coordinator to oversee on-campus Title IX compliance for their respective campus.
Leigh Smith-Vaniz (she/her/hers)
(504) 568-2211
Resource Center Building
433 Bolivar Street, Ste. 826A
New Orleans, LA 70112

LSUHSC New Orleans Campus Police
(504) 568-8999
Individuals are also strongly encouraged to report the offense to campus police or local law enforcement if they believe criminal conduct occurred (i.e. sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, etc.). To the extent possible, the Complainant and those who receive the complaint should preserve evidence and not disturb a potential crime scene. (This includes preserving all text or email communications that may be related to the incident.

Confidential Advisors
Campus designees selected by Title IX Campus Coordinators and trained in accordance with Louisiana law to provide confidential services to students regarding reporting, supportive measures, rights to report to law enforcement and other information under this policy.


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