Sexual Harassment

PS-73: Sexual Harassment (pdf)

PS-73, Revision: PS0073.R04, Effective: January 2, 2001

Excerpt from PS-73:

The University reaffirms and emphasizes its commitment to provide a workplace free from sexual harassment and to provide a means to remedy sexual harassment that employees may have experienced. 

The intent of this policy is to express the University's commitment and responsibility to protect its employees and students from sexual harassment and from retaliation for participating in a sexual harassment complaint. 

It is not intended to infringe upon constitutionally guaranteed rights nor upon academic freedom. In considering allegations of sexual harassment, the University must be concerned with the rights of both the complainant and the accused. All complaints of sexual harassment must be reported to the Office of Human Resource Management. All proven cases of sexual harassment shall result in appropriate disciplinary or other corrective action. The severity of the disciplinary action shall be consistent with the seriousness of the act of sexual harassment. Additionally, under appropriate circumstances, the University may take action to protect its employees and students from sexual harassment by individuals who are not employees of the University.

Mandatory Yearly Training: Preventing Sexual Misconduct: Commitment to Community

LSU’s mandatory Sexual Harassment and Title IX training courses have been combined into one new course, Preventing Sexual Misconduct: Commitment to Community. This new course satisfies the training requirements outlined in both the 2012 Louisiana Senate Concurrent Resolution 107, which requires one hour of sexual harassment training, and in Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which requires training on sexual misconduct prevention. In the course, you will learn about your role in preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment on college campuses.  

LSU requires that each employee complete the Preventing Sexual Misconduct training by December 31, 2015 and each calendar year thereafter. Every classified employee, professional/unclassified employee, faculty, other academic employee, contingent/transient, graduate and teaching assistant and student worker must complete the new training course.  

To complete this important requirement, click here - Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training.  Click Yes to self-enroll in this Community Moodle course. Once enrolled, click on the link that says Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training for LSU Employees. Then, click Enter. After completing the e-course, you will be able to print out a certificate of completion for your records. Please save a copy for your personal records, as well as forward a copy to your department's HR Contact for reporting and compliance. However, it is your responsibility to keep track of your individual certificate.  

For any questions about this training, please contact

*Use link above for full policy.