LMU employs a Title IX Coordinator responsible for:
The Title IX Coordinator is assisted by Deputy Title IX Coordinators including: the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Students and the Associate Dean of Students (for student issues), the Director of Human Resources (for employee issues) and the LMU Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT).
Individuals who experience, witness or are otherwise informed that an incident of sexual misconduct has occurred should, with the victim’s permission, contact local law enforcement, LMU Campus Police, an LMU security officer, or a University official as soon as possible. Prompt reporting is important in order to preserve available evidence, to obtain necessary treatment and support for the victim, and to prevent further harm to others. If possible, a victim of sexual assault should not shower or change clothes before receiving medical treatment. Complaints of any kind of sexual misconduct will be investigated with regard for the confidentiality and protection of all persons involved in the case.
All complaints or reports should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Complaints may also be directed to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Human Resources, the Dean of Students, or the Associate Dean of Students.
Libby King, Director of Human Resources
Dr. Mary Ann Searle, Dean of Students
Elise Syoen, Associate Dean of Students
A person who believes they are a victim of sexual assault should notify the LMU Police Department at (423) 869-6911 or the Claiborne County Sheriff (911). University personnel will arrange transportation to the emergency room for medical care and evidence collection. LMU employs a police officer certified in Advanced Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault investigation.
If you wish report an incident CLICK HERE to complete an online incident form.
The LMU Campus Police has established a confidential tip line through which individuals can share information anonymously. Telephone calls received on the tip line are recorded on a voice message system but callers will not be identified unless the caller leaves their identifying or contact information in their recorded message.
|LMU Tip Line: (423) 869-7159|
A text message option is also available. Just text your report to 50911, type keyword LMUtip, followed by your information.