Rights & Responsibilities

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 and 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).