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University of Holy Cross

SEX OFFENDERS  REGISTRIES

A listing of registered sex offenders is available on the state of Louisiana’s website for registered sex offenders at http://www.lsp.org/socpr/default.html.

TITLE IX AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY

UHC is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and free to participate in a lively exchange of ideas. Individuals have a right to learn and work in an environment free of harassment.

• Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under Title IX and will not be tolerated at UHC.
• Harassment is not just limited to conduct of a sexual nature. UHC prohibits harassment based upon an individual’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
• Harassment occurs when unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, because of its severity and/or pervasiveness, significantly interferes with an individual’s work or education, or adversely affects an individual’s employment or ability to learn or participate in school activities.
• Harassment also occurs when a person uses a position of authority to engage in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
UHC complies with federal mandates related to Title IX, sex discrimination, sexual assault, sexual violence, intimate partner violence and dating violence.

UHC provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Any student, faculty, staff member or applicant for admission who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct if encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX Co-Coordinators.

Reporting Options

It is a personal decision whether to report a rape or sexual assault to police, but survivors are strongly encouraged to do so. The primary concern of the police is your safety and well-being; their second and third concerns are apprehending the assailant and preserving the evidence of the crime.

If the perpetrator of the assault is an UHC Student, survivors have the option of filing a complaint with the Student Advocacy and Accountability Office for violation of the University Sexual Assault Policy. Survivors can meet with the a Title IX Co-Coorinator. It is important to know that the University accountability process has a lower preponderance level to find a student responsible for a violation.

Counseling Resources/Services

It is important to keep in mind the resources available off-campus, since some survivors may not want to go to the Counseling Center or may need assistance after-hours. All contact numbers are listed below.

RAINN

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE), online.rain.org y rain.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

For online counseling options: https://hotline.rainn.org/online/

New Orleans Family Justice Center


New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location.

NOLA Family Justice Center
504-592-4005

Metropolitan Battered Women’s Program

Metropolitan Battered Women's Program Inc. (MBWP) is committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. MBWP is a non-profit, full service provider to battered women and their children. MBWP provides free and confidential services including a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, shelter, legal information and advocacy, referrals, support groups for victims of domestic violence and children's counseling.

• (24hr) 504 837-5400

After-Hours Counseling Services/ 24 Hour Hotlines

• The Greater New Orleans Sexual Assault Hotline: 855-435-STAR (855-435-7827)
• The Battered Women’s Program: 504-837-5400
• New Orleans Sexual Assault Response Team Crisis Line: 504-866-9554


SEX OFFENDER STATEMENT

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA), signed into Law October 28, 2000, amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act.

CSCPA provides special requirements relating to registration and community notification for sex offenders who are enrolled in or work at institutions of higher education. In addition to Wetterling, the Act also amended the Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

As provided in the Wetterling Act, any person required to register under a state sex offender registration program must notify the state as to whether the person is a student or works at an institution of higher education, identify each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student and must also alert the state of any change in enrollment or employment status.

The Louisiana State Police maintain the Louisiana Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry (SOCPR) for the State of Louisiana and are responsible for the enforcement of the applicable sections of law cited above. Information about any individual affiliated with Louisiana State University in regards to this matter may be found at the public SOCPR website: http://www.lsp.org/socpr/default.html

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University of Holy Cross 2018 ANNUAL SECURITY & FIRE REPORT

 

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