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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.

To learn more about the changes to the University Sexual Misconduct/Title IX resolution processes, please visit our update page.

Title IX

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

— Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972


The Office of University Sexual Misconduct Response & Title IX Administration is dedicated to ensuring gender equity at Tulane University, which includes coordinating the University's efforts to prevent and effectively respond to all forms of sex discrimination (including gender identity discrimination) and sexual misconduct impacting community members, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. This work is done in compliance with applicable law, including Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, all of which are coordinated by the Assistant Provost for University Sexual Misconduct Response, Title IX & Clery Compliance. As the Office of University Sexual Misconduct Response and Title IX Administration, it also maintains the University’s comprehensive program designed to prevent sexual misconduct and remediate the effects of sexual misconduct on victims and the greater Tulane community.

Learn more about our interim policies to comply with the U.S. Department of Education’s final regulation regarding sexual harassment (including sexual violence) here. Please note that all conduct of a sexual nature that previously constituted a violation of University policy will continue to constitute a violation of University policy.  However, such conduct may now be adjudicated under different grievance procedures.

To file a Formal Complaint and initiate a Grievance Procedure under the Title IX federal regulations, please use the form at this link.  You may also contact the University Sexual Misconduct Response and Title IX Coordinator directly for assistance filing a formal complaint. Tulane's University Sexual Misconduct Response and Title IX Coordinator is Meredith Smith; she can be contacted at (504) 865-5615 or msmith76@tulane.edu.