Private Reporting

Reporting to Private Staff

Reports by the Private Staff will not trigger a University investigation unless the Title IX Coordinator (in consultation with the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee) determines that an investigation is necessary because:

  • The Respondent has known prior allegations of sexual or interpersonal misconduct and a potential for a campus safety risk exists; or
  • The location in which the alleged incident occurred is a location where previous complaints of sexual or interpersonal misconduct occurred creating the potential for a unsafe environment for the LMU community; or
  • A threat to the campus community at large has been identified; or
  • A frequency or pattern is detected that suggests an unsafe environment exists for a the LMU community or an LMU community member; or
  • The sexual or interpersonal misconduct was perpetrated with a weapon; or
  • The Victim is a minor; or
  • Some combination of the above factors exists.

Students reporting an incident of sexual or interpersonal misconduct to a responsible employee may request confidentiality. Students should be aware that if they request confidentiality, then the University’s ability to effectively investigate and adjudicate the instance(s) of sexual or interpersonal misconduct may be impaired. The University cannot guarantee confidentiality in this instance, and certain factors will be considered in determining whether the confidentiality request can be honored. Those factors include those listed above.

The Title IX Coordinator, in consultation with the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee, is responsible for determining whether the confidentiality of the Complainant can be honored. If the decision is made that confidentiality cannot be honored, then the University will only inform the necessary individuals and entities on campus required to perform a thorough investigation and adjudication of the complaint. The University will respond to any accusations of retaliation against the Complainant or witnesses brought upon by the investigation or adjudication of the misconduct.

Community Resource Advisors

LMU Community Resource Advisors (CRAs) may speak privately with students regarding incidents of sexual misconduct and interpersonal misconduct without automatically triggering a University investigation into the matter. These individuals do have time and place reporting responsibilities under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), but are not obligated to report identifying information of the Complainant. If the Respondent’s name is presented to an LMU CRA, they will be obligated to report that information to the Title IX Coordinator.

Marilyn Beker, Professor, School of Film and Television

Marilyn is a tenured full Professor of Screenwriting in the School of Film and Television. She’s written extensively for all forms of media and speaks internationally on ethics, activist filmmaking and‌screenwriting. She is also a print magazine journalist, writing humor pieces, columns, and features for international publications, and blogs for the Huffington Post.

  • Phone: (310) 338-3028
  • Email: mbeker@lmu.edu
  • Office: Xavier Hall 211

Lorianne Harrison-Reyes, Student Affairs Resource Coordinator

Lorianne works as the Student Affairs Resource Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office. She also serves as a Resident Minister through the Student Housing Office. In addition to these roles, she is involved on campus as an instructor with the Psychology Early Awareness Program (PEAP), the LMU Chronic Illness Group (CIG) and the Student Worker program.

  • Phone: (310) 338-1776
  • Email: lharrison@lmu.edu
  • Office: Malone Student Center 401

Ricardo Machon, Professor, Psychology

  • Phone: (310) 338-1766
  • Email: rmachon@lmu.edu
  • Office: University Hall 4749

Lisha Maddox, Student Affairs Resource Coordinator

Catherine McGrath, Associate Professor, College of Business Administration

  • Phone: (310) 338-4585
  • Email: cmcgrath@lmu.edu
  • Office: Hilton Business Center 323

 Einat Metzl, Associate Professor, Marital and Family Therapy

Martina RamirezProfessor, Biology

Beth Stoddard, Associate Professor, Education Leadership

 Tracy Tiemeier, Associate Professor, Theological Studies