Submit a Report
A mission of the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX is to support LSU community members who may have had experiences with sexual misconduct or assault, dating violence, harassment, or other power-based trauma. After being impacted either directly or indirectly by a traumatic incident, it can be overwhelming and challenging to know what to do next.
If you have been directly harmed by any kind of power-based violence, you have the right to report to on-campus authorities, off-campus authorities, both, or neither. With on-campus reporting, our primary goal is to help you explore your options, navigate any processes you choose to pursue, and provide you with support customized to meet your needs.
Reporting to the university does not automatically trigger a formal investigation. Once our office receives a report from a mandated reporter or any LSU community member, it is reviewed by the OCR&TIX staff, and we reach out to any LSU community member identified who may have experienced harm. We offer a meeting to review available supportive measures and resources and to provide options if one chooses to pursue the issue beyond receiving support. As of December, 2022 the University is using the below primary reporting link for all LSU Community members, to include students and employees.
Employee Reporting Obligations
All LSU employees, with a few exceptions, who witness or are told about an incident of sexual misconduct are obligated by to report it to LSU’s Title IX coordinator at 225-578-9000 or file a report using the link above. Find more information in the Mandated Reporter Guide.
Survivors of an incident are not obligated to report. Survivors have the option to report sexual misconduct to on-campus authorities, off-campus authorities, or both. With on-campus reporting, the primary goal is to help survivors navigate any processes they choose to pursue, and provide them with support customized to meet your needs. Anyone in immediate danger should always call 911 first.
Reporting to the Police
Many forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking, are crimes. If you have experienced an incident such as this, we hope you will decide to report the incident to the police. While there is no way to change what has happened, you have the right to seek justice and may be able to help stop sexual misconduct/violence from happening to someone else. However, you are not legally obligated to report and reporting is not a commitment to prosecute.
In case of emergency, please call 911.
- Submit an Anonymous Tip to LSU Police
- LSU Police — 225-578-3231
- Baton Rouge Police — 225-389-2000
- Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office — 225-389-5000
- Louisiana State Police — 225-754-8500
I'm not ready to report. What are my options?
Please know you're not alone. The decision to report your experience is an incredibly personal one. If you are not sure whether you are ready to report, confidential assistance is available to you. You can discuss your reporting options and how to proceed with a confidential resource to make a decision that feels best for you.
- The Lighthouse Program (on campus free and confidential for students) — 225-578-6271
- Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (off campus, 24/7) — 855-435-STAR (7827)
- ThePhone (24/7 crisis chat) — 225-924-5781