Title IX Policies & Procedures

SULC Title IX Policies and Procedures

Title IX Policy

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. The law covers sex-based discrimination against students, faculty, and staff.

SULC’s Responsibilities Under Title IX

Title IX requires universities to respond promptly and effectively to complaints of all kinds of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. SULC is committed to promptly investigating the circumstances of a complaint to determine what occurred, ensure complainant safety, and provide remedies. Regardless of whether a complainant files a criminal action, SULC will undertake its own investigation of the circumstances of the complaint.

Policy

Southern University Law Center’s Gender Based Sexual Misconduct Policy can be found here: Gender Based Sexual Misconduct

Southern University and A&M College System’s Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy can be found here: Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance efforts on behalf of SULC.

SULC Title IX Coordinator
Kerii Landry-Thomas, Director – Office of Career Services
klandry-thomas@sulc.edu| 225-771-2142

SULC Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Ursula T. Ransburg, Campus Safety & Clery Act Coordinator – Office of the Chancellor
uransburg@sulc.edu| 225-771-3333

Responsible Employees

Responsible Employees must promptly notify the Title IX Coordinator of any report of sexual misconduct brought to their attention, including by campus law enforcement.  The Title IX Coordinator works collaboratively with the reporting entity, making every effort to operate with discretion and maintain privacy of the individuals involved.

The SULC Responsible Employees are:

Academic Counselors

Marla Dickerson
Kimberley Hardy-LaMotte
Courtney Richardson
Jessica Johnson-Sparks
Rahim Smith

John K. Pierre, Chancellor
Terry Hall, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Regina Ramsey, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Accountability and Accreditation
Donald North, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Shawn D. Vance, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Cynthia N. Reed, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Support, Counseling and Bar Preparation
Prentice White, Associate Vice Chancellor of Evening Division and Emerging Initiatives
Shenequa Grey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Demetria George, Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs


**FACULTY MEMBERS (OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED ABOVE) ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYEES. **

Confidential Advisors

Confidential Advisors are designated individuals who have been trained to aid a student involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process as a confidential resource. As suggested by the term “confidential advisor,” confidential communications with the advisor will be kept confidential in all circumstances except where the institution or advisor may be required to disclose the communications under state and federal laws.

Reporting Incidents

SULC’s primary concern is with the health, safety, and well-being of its students and the University community.  Students who have experienced any form of gender-based sexual misconduct are urged to seek immediate assistance.

Sexual misconduct by faculty, staff, and third parties should be reported to any of the following:

Sexual misconuduct committed by students may also be reported to:

  • SULC Title IX Coordinator (Kerii Landry-Thomas) – (225) 771 – 2142
  • SULC Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Ursula T. Ransburg)– (225) 771 – 3333
  • SULC Responsible Employees:
    • Academic Counselors

      Marla Dickerson
      Kimberley Hardy-LaMotte
      Courtney Richardson
      Jessica Johnson-Sparks
      Rahim Smith

      John K. Pierre, Chancellor
      Terry Hall, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
      Regina Ramsey, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Accountability and Accreditation
      Donald North, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
      Shawn D. Vance, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
      Cynthia N. Reed, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Support, Counseling and Bar Preparation
      Prentice White, Associate Vice Chancellor of Evening Division and Emerging Initiatives
      Shenequa Grey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
      Demetria George, Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs

  • SULC Confidential Advisors:

Sexual misconduct, particularly sexual violence, may be a crime. SULC will assist complainants who wish to report sexual misconduct to the Southern University Police Department. The Title IX Coordinator and the designated Confidential Advisors are available to assist students in reporting to SUPD.

 

Office of Civil Rights for Louisiana

Dallas Office
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, TX 75201-6810
Phone:  (214) 661-9600
Email:  OCR.Dallas@ed.gov