Title IX – Power-Based Violence/Sexual Misconduct 

Campus and Community Resources  

 

Campus Resources 

Reports of power-based violence, sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, questions regarding Title IX and concerns about non-compliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.  Reports may be submitted in person, by phone, in writing, electronically, or anonymously and may be submitted by complainants, third parties or bystanders to the Title IX Coordinator. 

 
Beverly W. Crawford
Director, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX
Title IX Coordinator
Office Location: Charles P. Adams Hall Rm. 4
Phone: (318) 274-2660 
Email: crawfordb@gram.edu 
 
Individuals may submit a report of power-based violence, sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking (on the basis of sex) and retaliation 24 hours a day by completing GSU's on-line form at the following link:  
See GSU’s Title IX – Sexual Misconduct website at https://www.gram.edu/student-life/titleIX/ for additional information. 
 

Confidential Advisors

Confidential Advisors are available to help. Individuals wishing to obtain confidential assistance without making a report to the University may do so by speaking with a confidential advisor. The following persons are designated Confidential Advisors: 
 
Dr. Coleen Speed, Director 
Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center  
Telephone Number: (318) 274-4763  
 
Patrice Outley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 
Foster-Johnson Health Center  
Telephone Number: (318) 274-2351  
 
In addition, employees and students have on-campus access to medical services, guidance, and support at the GSU Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center (318) 274-3277 and the GSU Foster-Johnson Health Center (318) 274-2351. Both facilities are located at Central Avenue in the Foster-Johnson Health Center. 
If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact University Police Department or the local police where the incident occurred.  The University Police Department is located at 531 R.W.E. Jones Drive, (318) 274-2222 (24-hour number) or 911 for emergencies. 

 

Community Resources 

 
Pine Hills Sexual Assault Center is dedicated to providing help and healing for survivors of sexual trauma, challenging the social dynamics that foster sexual assault, and promoting community awareness of sexual assault issues. 
Services of the Sexual Assault Center 
  • The Sexual Assault Center provided emotional support to all victims of sexual assault in Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Union Parishes, regardless of whether they choose to report the crime to law enforcement. 
  • The Sexual Assault Center supplies a medical escort who will accompany the sexual assault survivor to the hospital and remain with them during the examination, evidence collection and statement to law enforcement. 
  • The Center provides short-term crisis intervention counseling on an individual basis to the survivor of sexual assault/abuse and any non-offending family members. 
  • The Sexual Assault Center assists in securing extended counseling services within the community for clients. 
  • The Center provides a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline to all individuals in the five parish area.
  • The Sexual Assault Center offers legal advocacy to assist in criminal prosecution.
  • The Center enhances community awareness by providing information through education on the subject of sexual assault and its effects on the victim and their families. 
117 South Trenton St.  
Ruston, LA 71270  
Mailing Address:  
100 W. Texas Ave., Second Floor  
Ruston, LA 71270  
(24-Hr Crisis Hotline) (318) 255-7273 or 1-800-869-1033  

 

The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (D.A.R.T.) provides help to domestic and dating violence victims and their children in North Central Louisiana in the parishes of Jackson, Lincoln, Union, Winn, Claiborne, Bienville and Grant. D.A.R.T. provides leadership in educating its communities about domestic and dating violence and its consequences and creates and implements programs to prevent domestic and dating violence. 
 
108 W Alabama Ave,  
Ruston, LA 71270  
(318) 251-2255 

 

Local Hospitals 

In the immediate aftermath of sexual misconduct such as sexual assault or rape, medical care and the collection of physical evidence are very important. The individual should not shower, bathe, or change clothes and may be taken to the hospital emergency room or Student Health Services. 
Employees, students and non-students may also access assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the following: 

  

North Louisiana Medical Center  

401 East Vaughn Ave.  
Ruston, LA 71270  
(318) 254-2100 

 

 

GET HELP NOW

Any of the following hotlines are available for FREE, 24/7 and are confidential: 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Suicide Prevention Hotline