Policy and Procedure
University of New Orleans Policy Prohibiting Power Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct
The University’s prohibitions against sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence apply to all students, faculty, and staff, visitors and to other members of the University community, as well as to contractors, consultants, and vendors doing business or providing services to the University.
Board of Regents, State of Louisiana Uniform Policy on Power Based Violence
This Uniform Policy on Power-Based Violence, promulgated pursuant to Act 472 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature, sets forth processes and procedures to guide public postsecondary education stakeholders in maintaining safety and protection for students and employees. Power-based violence is defined as any form of interpersonal violence intended to control or intimidate another person through the assertion of power over the person. It includes but is more expansive than sexual misconduct and Title IX misconduct.
The University publishes a Power-Based Violence Crime Statistics Report that contains updated campus crime statistics to meet the requirements of ACT 472 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature and the BOR Uniform Policy on Power-Based Violence/Sexual Misconduct.
In addition, the University Police Department publishes Annual Security & Fire Reports, the most recent is the 2021 Annual Security and Fire Report that contains updated campus crime statistics and security policies.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Law Enforcement
The University of New Orleans has a written memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, the New Orleans Police Department, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, the University of New Orleans Department of Public Safety and Security. This working agreement is recognized as a cooperative, collaborative commitment between the all the parties, to delineate responsibilities and share information, in accordance with applicable state and federal confidentiality laws, including by not limited to trends regarding power-based violence committed by or against students of an institution.
With signature to this MOU by all parties, representatives are demonstrating a commitment to the requirements of La R.S 17:3399.14