Callisto

As part of the university's ongoing efforts to provide resources and respond to students who experience sexual and interpersonal misconduct, LMU is bringing Project Callisto to campus: a recording, reporting and support resource tool for student survivors. Callisto is an online tool designed to create a more empowering reporting experience for student survivors. It provides students three options: students can record and save time-stamped records of the incident; they can record and then report the incident electronically to campus authorities; or students can opt into a matching system that only releases their names to the University if another student reports the same alleged respondent. For more information about this pilot program please watch the informational video or contact Sara Trivedi, Title IX Coordinator. To view LMU's Callisto site, click here.

Requesting Confidentiality

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:

  • 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.

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 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.

Reports by the Community Resource Advisors 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.

Jason Baehr
Professor, Philosophy
Office: University Hall 3749
Phone: (310) 338-4486
Email: Jbaehr@lmu.edu

Fernando Estrada
Associate Professor, School of Education
Office: University Hall 1519
Phone: (310) 338-4286
Email: fernando.estrada@lmu.edu

Lorianne Harrison-Reyes
Student Affairs Resource Coordinator
Office: Malone Student Center 401
Phone: (310) 338-1776
Email: lharrison@lmu.edu

Sina Kramer
Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
Office: University Hall 3522
Phone: (310) 258-2675
Email: sina.kramer@lmu.edu

Lisha Maddox
Student Affairs Resource Coordinator
Office: Malone Student Center 301
Phone: (310) 338-5252
Email: Lisha.Maddox@lmu.edu

Catherine McGrath
Associate Professor, College of Business Administration
Office: Hilton Business Center 323
Phone: (310) 338-4585
Email: cmcgrath@lmu.edu

Einat Metzl
Associate Professor, Marital and Family Therapy
Office: University Hall 2516
Phone: (310) 338-4561
Email: Einnat.Metzl@lmu.edu

Martina Ramirez
Professor, Biology
Office: Life Sciences Building 386
Phone: (310) 338-5120
Email: Martina.Ramirez@lmu.edu

Henry Ward
Director, Intercultural Affairs
Office: Malone Student Center 201
Phone: (310) 338-5808
Email: HWard@lmu.edu