Reporting Sexual Misconduct
To report sexual misconduct, you can do any or all of the following:
Talk to a Responsible Employee, Counselor, or SHARE Confidential Resource
Responsible Employees must file a report with the Title IX Coordinator. Counselors or SHARE confidential resources are not required to file a report unless you ask them to. Reports are kept private and used to improve campus safety. A report does not start a formal investigation unless it indicates a threat to public safety (pattern, predator, threats, violence, or weapon).
File a Complaint
A counselor or SHARE confidential resource can help you file a complaint alleging violation of the sexual misconduct policy. With your agreement, a complaint of sexual harassment or exploitation can be settled by mediation. A complaint of sexual assault (non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse) will be externally investigated, leading to sanctions against anyone found in violation of the policy (see Complaint Process).
Report a Crime to Law Enforcement
Sexual assault is a crime. A counselor or SHARE confidential resourece can help you call the police, arrange transportation for a sexual assault nurse exam (at no charge), and call the sexual assault crisis center to have an advocate meet you at the hospital.
A person can be found in violation of university policy based on "a preponderance of the evidence," meaning it is more likely than not that the violation occurred. A person must be found guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt" to be convicted of a crime, due to the threat of incarceration.
More information can be found in the LU Sexual Misconduct Policy.