Information for Students

If You Have Experienced Sexual or Interpersonal Misconduct

If you experience Title IX sexual harassment, sexual or interpersonal misconduct, you have the right to do the following:

If You Have Been Accused

If you have been accused of Title IX sexual harassment, sexual or interpersonal misconduct, you have a right to do the following:

  • Access an appointed Student Affairs Resource Administrator (SARA) who will provide you with information about the University conduct process and resources that are available to you on and off campus.
  • Speak on a private or confidential basis to Student Psychological ServicesStudent Health Servicespastoral counselors, LMU Community Resource Advisors (CRAs), as well as off-campus crisis centers and hotlines.
  • Request necessary changes to academic schedules and deadlines, housing and/or campus jobs to ensure that you are removed from any potential hostile or unsafe environments.
  • Access an appointed Conduct Advisor, who will assist you through the University conduct process and provide you with an explanation of the LMU Office of Student Conduct & Community Responsibility process, including potential outcomes.
  • Be informed of the final disciplinary finding (responsible or not responsible) from the Conduct Officers or the Student Conduct Committee, if an appeal is filed.
  • Refuse any/all of the above. (Note: in Title IX cases, Advisors are required and cannot be refused.)

Due Process

University proceedings are conducted with due process for both students. Please review the Student Conduct Code for a comprehensive list of what the process guarantees.

Responsibility of Faculty & Staff to Students

With regard to sexual misconduct complaints, every LMU faculty and staff member is considered a "responsible employee" by law and must timely report all cases of sexual or interpersonal misconduct that are brought to them to the Department of Public Safety (DPS).