The Law

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. 

Title IX states that: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified, or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), Xavier University of Louisiana does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. The university is committed to providing a safe environment for all of its members and therefore prohibits sexual misconduct as defined in university policy. 

Staff

  • Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Kevin Wolf, Xavier South Suite 410, kwolf@xula.edu, 504-520-5281.
  • Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Chief Inclusion Officer & Deputy Title IX Officer, Kerri Lee Alexander, UC Suite 208,  Kalexa12@xula.edu, 504-520-7229
  • Director, Violence Prevention Education, and Advocacy, Jennifer Bodnar, 209 Administration Building, jbodnar@xula.edu, 504-520-7503

How to Report

The options for disclosure and reporting sexual misconduct are listed below and confidential assistance is available upon request through Violence Prevention Education and Advocacy to help students review these disclosure and reporting options. University support services are available to students regardless of whether they choose to formally report the violation to the university or law enforcement.

Institutional Reports

Sexual misconduct by members of the university community should be immediately reported to one of Xavier University of Louisiana's Title IX coordinators as described below in order to begin the university's investigation process. If you are unsure what happened to you or uncertain if your complaint falls under sexual misconduct, contact one of the Title IX Coordinators for assistance.  

Who do I report sexual misconduct to?

  • Sexual misconduct by students should be reported to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Chief Inclusion Officer & Deputy Title IX Officer, Kerri Lee Alexander, UC Suite 208,  Kalexa12@xula.edu, 504-520-7229
  • Sexual misconduct by faculty or staff should be reported to the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Kevin Wolf, Xavier South Suite 410, kwolf@xula.edu, 504-520-5281.

Law Enforcement Reports

If the crime occurred on campus, contact Xavier University Police to file a police report. If the crime occurred off-campus, contact the police department in the parish in which the crime occurred. If you have an off-campus emergency, dial 911.  

-University Police, (504) 520-7490, 3801 South Carrolton Ave., www.xula.edu/campussafetyandsecurity 

Anonymous Reports

Xavier University of Louisiana provides a mechanism by which individuals can report incidents of alleged sexual misconduct anonymously. Complainants should understand that it will be more difficult for the university to investigate and take action upon anonymous reports.  Anonymous reports can be submitted by accessing www.xula.ethicspoint.com

Confidential Disclosure

 Disclosures made to Violence Prevention Education and Advocacy, Counseling and Wellness Center, Student Health Clinic, and Campus Ministry staff listed below will be held in strict confidence and will not serve as notice to the university requiring initiation of a review of the disclosed conduct.


Violence Prevention Education and Advocacy 

(504) 520-7503 

209 Administration Building 

https://www.xula.edu/violence-prevention

 

Counseling and Wellness Center 

(504) 504-520-7315

202 St. Joseph Academic and Health Resource Center

Open Monday-Thursday 9 am-8 pm and Friday 9 am-5 pm (Fall and Spring)

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (summer) 

www.xula.edu/counselingservices


Student Health Services

(504) 520-7396

217 St. Joseph Academic and Health Resource Center

Clinic Hours: Open 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday 

https://xula.edu/student-health-services

   

Office of Campus Ministry 

101A Administration Building 

(504) 520-7593 

http://www.xula.edu/faithandleadership


Resources

https://www.xula.edu/violence-prevention


Sexual Misconduct Policy

View Sexual Misconduct Policy


Training

o ATIXA Title IX Coordination and Administrator Certification

o ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Certification

o ATIXA Title IX Compliance and Athletics Certification  

o Batterers Intervention Program Facilitator Certification

o ATIXA Hearing Officer and Decision Maker Certification

o    https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/

o ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Two: Advanced Certification

o ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Three: Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Case Processing Resolution Certification

o ADA/504 Coordinator Certification 

o ATIXA Title IX Coordinator Level Four: Advocacy, Prevention and Trauma Certification       

o NASPA Informal Resolution Certification    

o Center for Restorative Approaches Restorative Justice Training