When a person experiences sexual violence, it can feel as though your power—your choices—have been taken away from you. When you disclose to Tulane, we want you to get your power back. That's why reporting to Tulane means that you have choices to make about what the next steps look like. For some people, reporting can be a way to initiate our conduct process because you want to hold whomever harmed you accountable for their behavior; for others reporting is to ensure that your experience is recognized; and sometimes, reporting is a means to get the support you need to feel safe and healthy. Or, it could be all three. This is what you can expect when you disclose to Tulane:
Does Tulane grant amnesty for people reporting sexual violence?
For Faculty & Staff Victims you can file a report now or report directly to:
Office of Institutional Equity
Uptown Square campus
200 Broadway Street, Suite 105-A
Tulane Title IX Coordinator
Meredith Smith 504-314-2160
For other questions or concerns related to Title IX, you can contact the Office for Civil Rights; the Dallas branch serves Tulane:
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, TX 75201-6810
Telephone: (214) 661-9600
Facsimile: (214) 661-9587
Tulane has an obligation to investigate reports of sexual misconduct on our campus. Two offices share responsibility for investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual misconduct at Tulane:
Office of Student Conduct (OSC)
OSC is responsible for investigating reports where a Tulane student is alleged to have committed an act of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or dating/domestic violence. Learn more about the Conduct process in these cases.
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
Uptown Square 105-A 504-862-8083
OIE is responsible for investigating reports where a Tulane faculty, staff, or a third-party person (for example, a private security guard or a Sodexo employee from the dining hall) is alleged to have committed an act of sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or dating/domestic violence.
OIE also investigates all allegations of sexual discrimination at Tulane, like discriminatory hiring and firing and wage discrimination.