Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all areas of education programs and activities such as admissions, financial aid, housing, facilities, scholastic, intercollegiate, club and intramural athletics.
Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence and sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
ULM is committed to ensuring all students, employees and visitors feel safe and have the opportunity to benefit fully from education programs and activities.
If the university is notified of sexual harassment or violence, we will:
- Take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate the incident
- Take prompt action to end the harassment and resolve the situation
- Take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of future incidents
For more information on Title IX and/or the Sexual Misconduct policy go online at www.ulm.edu/titleix/policy.html
To file a complaint, complete the online Incident Reporting Form at www.ulm.edu/titleix/
Students, employees and visitors without computer access to file an online complaint may file a written complaint and forward to:
Title IX Coordinator
Nell-Garwood M. Garvey
If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact the University Police Department or the local police where the incident occurred.
University Police are located at 3811 Desiard Street, 318-342-5350 or 1-911 for emergencies.
Students, employees and visitors are strongly encouraged to report incidents and share information about sexual misconduct and harassment, even if the complainant or witness has concerns about underage drinking, drug use or other prohibited activity. To encourage reporting, the university pursues a policy of offering alleged victims amnesty from policy violations and will not pursue disciplinary action related to the incident.
Retaliation is prohibited against any student or employee who files a complaint of discrimination or participates in proceedings or an investigation. Retaliatory words, actions or behavior that punish or threaten to punish any student or employee under this policy is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.
Retaliation should be promptly reported to the Title IX Coordinator.