Louisiana public postsecondary institutions are deeply committed to providing a safe learning environment that is free from sexual misconduct as provided in Title IX and other applicable laws.
To aid in the state’s efforts to establish statewide mandatory requirements and in accordance with Executive Order No. BJ 2014-14 and ACT 172, the Louisiana Board of Regents (“BOR”) then adopted its amended Uniform Policy on Sexual Misconduct (“Policy”) on February 23, 2015, and is applicable to all Louisiana public postsecondary education institutions.
Each institution (or a management board for each of its member institutions) was required to begin establishing policies and procedures in full compliance with the February 2015 Policy no later than July 1, 2015 and to implement those policies no later than October 1, 2015. Each management board was also required to review the policies of each of its member institutions for compliance with the February 2015 Policy and applicable laws and regulations and upon verification of such compliance, to forward the institutional policies by September 15, 2015 to the BoR.
Each institution (or a management board for each of its member institutions) shall begin establishing policies and procedures in full compliance with this Amended Policy immediately and shall implement those policies no later than October 30, 2015. Prior to the date of implementation of the Board of Regents Policy, each institution is strongly encouraged to continue its efforts on an interim basis in designing, evaluating, and implementing strategies that prevent and address Sexual Misconduct.
All Louisiana public postsecondary institutions shall implement policies and procedures to prevent acts of Sexual Misconduct in compliance with the Board of Regents Policy and shall take prompt and appropriate action to investigate and effectively discipline those found responsible for such conduct in a manner consistent with the law and due process. All Louisiana public postsecondary institutions are committed to providing support and assistance to complainants of Sexual Misconduct and shall report instances of Sexual Misconduct in accordance with law.
Below are links to documents associated with the LA SAFE initiative.