Power-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct
In accordance with LCTCS Policy #9.001 Power -Based Violence and LCTCS Policy #9.002 Title IX Grievance Procedures, Delgado Community College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which sexual violence against men and women is not tolerated. Intervening in such instances helps to foster a safe environment for all, while sending a message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated and is unacceptable in our community. Let’s be a part of a college community where respect, consent and responsibility are valued, we are all responsible for ensuring that no one has to endure sexual violence of any sort.
Delgado Community College has established processes for addressing allegations of Power-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct in accordance with LCTCS Policy #9.001 and #9.002 as per the following College policy and procedures:
- AD-1732.1 Power-Based Violence/ Sexual Misconduct POLICY
- AD-1732.1 Power-Based Violence/ Sexual Misconduct PROCEDURES
Delgado has trained Confidential Advisors who serve to aid persons involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process as a confidential resource. See current list of Delgado Title IX Confidential Advisors. Delgado also has memoranda of understanding in place between local law enforcement agencies and the College to ensure a coordinated effort regarding Title IX / Power-Based Violence matters. See Title IX / Power-Based Violence Memorandum of Understanding - New Orleans Police Department/ Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office and Title IX / Power-Based Violence Memorandum of Understanding - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Things you should know about Title IX:
- Title IX is a landmark federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination
- Title IX does not apply to female students only.
- Delgado must take immediate action to ensure a complainant-victim can continue their
education free of ongoing sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence.
- Delgado must have an established procedure for handling complaints of sex discrimination,
sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
- Delgado can issue a no contact directive under Title IX to prevent the accused student
from approaching or interacting with you.
- Delgado may not retaliate against someone filing a complaint and must keep a complainant-victim
safe from other retaliatory harassment or behavior.
- Delgado must be proactive in ensuring that your campus is free of sex discrimination.
- In cases of sexual violence, schools are prohibited from encouraging or allowing mediation
of the complaint.
- Delgado should not make survivors pay the cost of certain accommodations that they require in order to continue their educations after experiencing violence.
Discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing is perceived to belong to rather than on individual merit. See the College's Title IX Non-Discrimination Statement.
Contact information for Delgado’s Title IX Coordinator
Delgado's Title IX Coordinator has completed the following required Title IX training: http://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/.
Traci B. Smothers
City Park Campus
Delgado Community College
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
O’Keefe Administration Building
Scott Borne, Title IX Hearing Officer
Assistant Director of Student Life Bldg. 11, Room 11
Dr. Theresa Degruy, Title IX Investigator for Student Complaints
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and City Park Campus Executive Dean
Isaac Delgado Hall, Room 220E
Natasha Wedley, Title IX Investigator for Employee Complaints
Assistant Director of Human Resources
O’Keefe Administration Building, POD A-B02