Resolution Process

Reporting a Complaint
A complaint is the reporting of an incident that may have violated the College’s Title IX Policy. A complaint may be verbal or in writing. A written complaint is preferred in order to ensure the College understands the initial complaint, however, a verbal complaint will also be accepted. Anonymous reporting is available through the College’s website, under Campus Safety & Police. Once a possible violation is reported to a Responsible Employee, the information shared will be given to the Title IX Coordinator.
When making a complaint, the complainant may choose how much information he or she wishes to share, however, certain details will make it easier to investigate and to ensure a complaint can be resolved. At the time of the complaint, it is most helpful to have:
  • What occurred which resulted in the alleged violations (specific details are not yet needed)?
  • Who was involved?
  • Where and when did the incident occur? 
  • Is the incident ongoing or recurring?

This initial information will also be helpful in determining if any immediate and interim actions need to be taken to ensure the safety of the complainant, respondent, and the campus community as a whole. Additional information will be gathered if an investigation is deemed necessary.

At any time that a serious, imminent, and continuing threat exists, Campus Safety will be notified and an LC Alert will be issued to the campus community.
Where to Make a Complaint
If you believe you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct, you should promptly report the incident. When reporting a complaint, it is important to know who the most appropriate person is to report the incident and what will happen after a report is made. There are three groups of people affiliated with the college who must take specific actions once notified of a Title IX complaint: non-confidential faculty and staff, confidential staff and campus police.
No employee is authorized to investigate or resolve complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct without the involvement of the Title IX Coordinator. If you are unsure about what constitutes sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct at Louisburg College, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Non-confidential faculty and staff: You may report an incident to any Responsible Employee (faculty and staff, including Residence Life Staff, i.e. Resident Advisors and Community Directors). Responsible Employees have an obligation under federal law to inform the Title IX Coordinator of possible Title IX violations. Once the Title IX Coordinator is notified, the procedures outlined in the Title IX Policy will be followed. You may report directly to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Title IX Coordinator
Laura Neff
Vice President of Student Life
(919) 497-3290
Davis Hall, 1st Floor
Confidential Staff: Some College staff are not required to share information with the Title IX Coordinator. These confidential staff are a resource to all individuals in the Louisburg College Community who may have witnessed or experienced a violation of the Title IX policy but who do not wish to start the process outlined in the policy. An individual who utilizes a confidential resource may also report the incident to a non-confidential resource or ask the confidential staff to report the incident, if they wish. In some circumstances a confidential resource is legally required to break confidentiality, such as when someone is in immediate danger, a court orders the release of information, or if an incident involves a minor. At all other times, you can be assured that information shared with these individuals is kept is the upmost confidence. These confidential resources are:
Counselors in the Joel Porter Counseling Center
(919) 497-3205
Davis 104
College Chaplain
(919) 497-3231
Benson Chapel
Campus Safety: Louisburg College Campus Safety are sworn officers of the State of North Carolina and have certain legal obligations when a crime is reported to them. Campus Safety officers are also Responsible Employees of the College and have the same obligation to report possible violations of the Title IX Policy to the Title IX Coordinator as non-confidential faculty and staff. If a violation of the Title IX Policy is also a violation of the law, Campus Safety may assist in the filing of a criminal complaint and guide the complainant through the criminal process. Campus Safety Officers are non-sworn officers and College employees; they have the same obligations of a Responsible Employee but do not act as agents of the State of North Carolina and therefore will not have the same obligations as a sworn officer.
Campus Safety & Police
(919) 497-3400
Davis 100
Note: Adjudication via the criminal justice system is independent from the College’s Sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct Grievance process. Regardless of whether a complainant decides to pursue resolution via the Sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct Grievance process, a criminal investigation, both, or neither, the College will take immediate steps to investigate the complaint, protect the complainant, and ensure the safety of the campus community. If a criminal complaint is filed in addition to a complaint reported to Louisburg College, the College will continue implementing its procedures and protections regardless of the timeline or outcome of the criminal procedures.