Sexual violence is a crime. You have the right to report to law enforcement and initiate a criminal investigation and response to what has happened.
Tulane students have two police departments to turn to when reporting incidents of sexual violence:
NOPD investigates all incidents of sexual violence in the city, including on Tulane's campus, but you can reach out to TUPD first to report what has happened. TUPD will immediately reach out to NOPD, and their detectives will come to you. If you have experienced sexual violence outside of the New Orleans area but want to connect with law enforcement, TUPD can help connect you to the appropriate authorities. It is important to know that if you report to TUPD, TUPD will share your report with key offices at Tulane University. Please refer to Report to Tulane to learn more about what happens when Tulane receives a report of sexual violence. If you want to report to law enforcement but do not want to report to Tulane, we encourage you to file a report directly with NOPD.
To report or to learn more about the criminal investigative process, you can contact:
Tulane University Police Department (Uptown)
Emergency: 504-865-5911 / Non-emergency: 504-865-5381
Tulane University Police Department (Downtown)
Emergency: 504-988-5555 / Non-emergency: 504-988-5531
New Orleans Police Department
Emergency: 911 / Non-emergency: 504-821-2222