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Investigation & Adjudication of Misconduct

Tulane has an obligation to investigate reports of sexual discrimination on our campus. Two offices share responsibility for investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual misconduct at Tulane:

Against Students

Office of Student Conduct (OSC)


Office of Student Conduct

Against Faculty/Staff

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)

Uptown Square 105-A

Office of Institutional Equity

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.

OIE is responsible for investigating reports where a Tulane faculty, staff, or a third party person (for example, a private security guard or a Sudexo 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.

Not sure where to go?

Contact whomever you feel comfortable reaching out to. We'll make sure you get connected with the appropriate place.

We're just glad you made the first step in reporting.

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 witnesses 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--learn more here.

Code of Student Conduct Examples:

What is Sexual Misconduct?

  • Sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and sexual exploitation are all prohibited conduct as defined in our Code of Student Conduct, which applies to all students at Tulane. But what do these terms mean? Here are some examples of what we mean when we talk about sexual misconduct.
  • Someone engaged you in sexual activity when you were intoxicated and unable to provide consent.
  • Someone (a fellow student, your professor, teaching assistant, or another person) made comments regarding your gender, sexual identity, etc., which made you feel uncomfortable or the target of abuse inside or outside of the classroom.
  • Someone caused you to feel uncomfortable by making gender-biased or derogatory comments in your residence hall, lab, dining hall, classroom, club, team, sorority or fraternity, or place of employment.
  • Someone assumed your consent for one intimate act was license to engage in other such acts, and therefore took advantage of you.
  • Someone did not respect your stated “no” and persisted in making sexual advances toward you.
  • You felt you didn’t have a choice in a situation and were not able to say “no.”
  • Your supervisor, professor, teaching assistant, or adviser touched you in an intimate way or made other sexual advances.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy:

Sexual discrimination and harassment are prohibited conducts under the university's "EO Policies," which applies to all members of the community. Faculty and staff who engage in this prohibited behavior will be subject to an investigation conducted by OIE and appropriate disciplinary outcomes. Please read the linked policy to learn more about prohibited sexual harassment and discrimination. You can also learn more by contacting OIE.