Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, domestic abuse, and discrimination within housing, athletics, and employment. If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination on the basis of sex or are aware of discrimination occurring, Loyola encourages you to report the incident.

Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

Loyola University New Orleans does not tolerate sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, including assault or rape, both of which violate the University’s Student Code of Conduct. 

All members of the Loyola community, guests and visitors have the right to be free of discrimination. Members of the Loyola community are expected to conduct themselves in a way that does not violate the rights of others.

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination on the basis of sex or are aware of sex discrimination occurring, Loyola encourages you to report the incident to one of the contacts below: 

  • Tommy Screen, Director of Government & Legal Affairs/Title IX Coordinator
    For general assistance and official notification to the University.
    (504) 864-7082, tscreen@loyno.edu

  • Diana M. Ward, Ph.D, Chief Student Conduct Officer and Title IX Deputy for Students
    If a Loyola student is involved, to file a report, for official notification to the University, and to change living accommodations.
    (504) 864-7151, dmward@loyno.edu

  • Alice Clark, M.F.A. and Ph.D., Professor of Music History
    If a Loyola faculty member is involved, to file a report and for official notification to the University.
    (504) 865-3065, avclark@loyno.edu

  • Rachel Dirmann, Employment Manager
    If a Loyola staff member is involved, to file a report and for official notification to the University.
    (504) 864-7768, rdirmann@loyno.edu

  • University Police: for immediate emergency response and official notification to the University.
    (504) 865-3434

  • Women's Resource Center: for process guidance, support, and advocacy.
    (504) 865-308

If you are a victim of sexual violence, dating or domestic abuse, or stalking and want to receive resources from the University in a strictly confidential setting, you are encouraged to contact the following confidential counseling, support, and advocacy groups provided by the University:

  • University Counseling Center: for confidential counseling
    (504) 865-3835
  • Mission & Ministry: for confidential counseling and support*
    (504) 865-3226
  • Student Health Services: for confidential medical assistance
    (504) 865-3326
  • Women's Resource Center: for private advocacy and support
    (504) 865-3082

Victims of sexual violence, dating or domestic abuse, or stalking are also encouraged to contact the following confidential community resources:

RECEIVE A MEDICAL EXAM/ASSISTANCE

If you have been sexually assaulted, we recommend you do NOT shower, bathe, brush your teeth, or change clothes until you have been medically examined. This is necessary to preserve evidence.

You can receive a free medical exam at:
University Medical Center
2000 Canal Street
(504) 702-3000

*Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available upon request