Tulane University is committed to ensuring gender equity within our community, which includes efforts to prevent and effectively respond to all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, is prohibited at Tulane. Each member of the Tulane community should feel empowered to speak out against these behaviors and actively work towards creating a safe and inclusive environment for all. The Division of Student Affairs, the Title IX office, and student leaders have created resources to support student organizations and student leaders in violence prevention work.
The model constitution removal language has recommended language for removal of organization members while ensuring compliance with federal laws governing sexual misconduct, including Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Act and its reauthorizations.
The Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide for Student Organizations provides tips for organizations on preventing and responding to sexual misconduct within their organizations. This guide also contains contact information for offices that are available to provide training and leadership development opportunities and to assist organizations in responding to incidents and reports. A condensed version and a full version of the guide are available.
The Office of Student Conduct created a fact sheet on no contact orders to help students, including student organizations, better understand what is allowed and not allowed when two students have a no contact order.
Students who are accused of sexual misconduct and students who are harmed by sexual misconduct have rights and options outlined in Tulane’s Code of Student Conduct. The section of the Recognized Student Organization Handbook entitled Tulane Code & Student Organization Judicial Procedures also outlines how Tulane addresses organizations accused of misconduct.
Student organizations are strongly encouraged to consult with the Title IX office, the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, or staff in the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life before taking any punitive or adverse action against a member for alleged sexual misconduct, to ensure that their actions are compliant with Tulane’s policies and federal laws.
We encourage all students, particularly student leaders, to familiarize themselves with the resources and information detailed throughout this All In website.