TITLE IX - Sexual Misconduct
Grambling State University (GSU) is committed to providing a safe academic environment and workplace that is free from harassment or discrimination to our community, faculty, staff, students, guests and service providers. In accordance with federal and state laws, we will promptly address all complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment, and related retaliation.
Harassment and discrimination, is prohibited by Grambling State University and illegal under federal and state statues such as Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis
of sex in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal
Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is therefore prohibited under Title IX. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.
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.
Students are strongly encouraged to report incidents and share information about sexual misconduct and harassment, even if the complainant or witness has concerns about underage drinking, drug use or other prohibited activity. To encourage reporting, the university pursues a policy of offering alleged victims amnesty from policy violations and will not pursue disciplinary action related to the incident.
Beverly W. Crawford
Director, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX
Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 318- 274-2660
403 Main Street, GSU Box 4233
Grambling, LA 71245
Additional Documents & Resources:
- File a General Complaint - Procedures
- Sexual Misconduct Incident Report Form
- Sexual Misconduct Flyer/Hotline
- Sexual Misconduct Brochure
- Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Sexual Misconduct Procedures
- Know Where to Go - Resources for Filing a Complaint
- Complaint Response Checklist
- Authorization for Release of Information