Reporting Options

Where can you file a complaint?

SUNO's primary concern is with the health, safety and well-being of its students and the University community.

Members of the University community who have experienced any form of sexual misconduct are urged to seek immediate assistance. Complainants or reporters are encouraged to speak to any Responsible Employee to make reports of incidents. Notice to them is official notice to the University. These individuals will inform the Title IX Coordinator of the incident. Complainants have the right and can expect to have incidents of sexual  misconduct taken seriously by the University when reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through appropriate administrative procedures. Only people who need to know will be told and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, Sexual Assault Response Team members, hearing board members, administrators, witnesses and the respondent. In addition to Responsible Employees, individuals that seek to report incidents of sexual misconduct also may note the following:

Direct assistance in reporting incidents of sexual misconduct by students, faculty, staff and third parties can be obtained by contacting for the following departments:

SUNO Title IX Coordinator

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5357

ymims@suno.edu


Office of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5015

dgrant@suno.edu


Office of Human Resources

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5118

emasters@suno.edu


Office of Student Conduct

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5388


Office of Athletics

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5103

pbentley@suno.edu


Office of Residential Life and Housing

7000 Press  Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5395


Sexual misconduct, particularly sexual violence, may be a crime. SUNO will assist complainants who wish to report sexual misconduct to SUNO Campus Police. Representatives of the  Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Human Resources and Athletics are available to assist students in reporting to Campus Police. Campus Police also will assist complainants in notifying other law enforcement authorities in other jurisdictions, as appropriate.

SUNO Campus Police (24 Hours)

504-286-5290

badams@suno.edu


Incidents of sexual misconduct also may be reported confidentially to the following Confidential Advisors:

Director, Student Development Counseling Center

Bashful Administration Building, Room 218

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5360


Director, Student Health Services

Conference Center, Room 210

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5374


Director, Office of Disability Services

Conference Center, Room 114

6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, LA 70126

504-286-5357


A Confidential Advisor is not obligated to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or law enforcement in a way that identifies a complainant or respondent, unless otherwise required to do so by law. The Confidential Advisor shall, to the extent authorized under law, provide confidential services to students.

Non-Retaliation Policy

Retaliation against any person who alleges a violation of the Gender-Based Sexual Misconduct Policy or who reports or assists SUNO in the investigation of a complaint under this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion by SUNO. Retaliation against any person who is the Complainant/victim of sexual misconduct is prohibited as well. There will be no retaliation against those who report or assist the SUNO campus in the investigation of a complaint. Retaliation against the Complainant or witnesses may warrant a separate University judicial process hearing.




DID YOU KNOW?

From 2006 to 2010, the New Orleans Police Department was led by two SUNO graduates -- Warren J. Riley (B'98, M'00) and Marlon Defillo (B'92, M'00).