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If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, call 504-920-9900 to speak privately with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or, fill out our reporting form.

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When a person experiences sexual violence or harassment, 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 seek 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:

For Students: What happens if I report to Tulane?

The report is sent to Case Management and Victim Support Services (CMVSS), who will reach out to you to offer support. Learn more about what support looks like in the Get Help section of this website.  CMVSS will explain your reporting options, including the Tulane process and reporting to law enforcement. They can connect you to our Office of Student Conduct (for cases against students) or our Office of Institutional Equity (for cases against faculty/staff) and can connect you to the police. You choose whether to proceed forward with a university case or a criminal case. 

There are some instances, though, when the information you share is so serious that the university needs to move forward without your participation because there is a threat to the community. You will be told about this decision, and you can make choices about what you want to share or not. 

You can make a report using the File a Report Now button above; by walking into Suite G02 of the LBC, which houses Case Management and Victim Support Services and the Office of Student Conduct, Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm; or by calling the Student Affairs Professional on call 24/7 at 504-920-9900.

The report also goes to the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for ensuring that every report receives a response and then collects data on incidents of violence so that we can track where, when, and whom these incidents impact.

Does Tulane grant amnesty for people reporting sexual violence?

Students who were drinking under the age of twenty-one or under the influence of drugs when they experienced or witnessed sexual violence might be concerned about reporting what they have experienced or seen because of the fear of "getting in trouble" for the alcohol or drug consumption. Please know that Tulane's Code of Student Conduct grants amnesty in these situations.

For Faculty & Staff: What happens if I report to Tulane?

Reports by faculty and staff are shared with the Office of Institutional Equity, the office responsible for investigating sexual misconduct by faculty and staff.  The report also goes to the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for ensuring that every report receives a response and then collects data on incidents of violence so that we can track where, when, and whom these incidents impact. Reports concerning students are also shared with the Office of Student Conduct and the Office of Case Management and Victim Support Services.  

Generally, when a report is made by a faculty or staff member, the Office of Institutional Equity or the Title IX Coordinator will follow up with the reporting party to discuss their options and next steps.  There are some instances, though, when the information you share is so serious that the university needs to move forward without your participation because there is a threat to the community. You will be told about this decision, and you can make choices about what you want to share or not.  Visit the Get Help section of this website to learn more about support available to faculty and staff impacted by sexual misconduct. 

Faculty and staff can make a report using the File a Report Now button above or by directly contacting one of the below offices:

Office of Institutional Equity
504-862-8083
1555 Poydras St., Suite 964
New Orleans, LA  70112

 

or

 

Tulane Title IX Coordinator
Meredith Smith
504-865-5611
msmith76@tulane.edu
Jones Hall 308
 

Investigation & Adjudication of Misconduct

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:

Reports Against Students

Office of Student Conduct (OSC)
LBC G02
504-314-2184

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.

Code of Student Conduct

Reports Against Faculty/Staff

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
1555 Poydras St., Suite 964
504-862-8083

Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policies

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.