Resources & Support

The College encourages all who have witnessed or believe they have been a victim of sexual discrimination, including assault, to report the incident promptly. However, the College also recognizes that it may be difficult to discuss such incidents. The College will support complainants through the process. The College will provide certain policies and resources to ensure a complaint can be properly investigated and resolved. Once a respondent is identified, she or he will also be provided with resources as support through the process.
A complainant and respondent may have an advisor present during any official meeting, interview, or hearing held during the process outlined in the Title IX Policy. The advisor can be anyone of the complainant or respondent’s choosing, unless that person is also involved in the incident as a witness, complainant, respondent, investigator, or member of a conduct body hearing part or all of the case. The advisor is to be a support person during the process and is not a participant of the process.
The advisor may not:
  • Speak for the complainant or respondent
  • Ask questions on behalf of the complainant or respondent
  • Ask questions or give statements during any part of the process
  • Disrupt the process in any way
The advisor may: 
  • Speak with the complainant or respondent to whom they are serving as an advisor
  • Answer questions posed to them by the complainant or respondent to whom they are serving as an advisor
  • Request a break on behalf of the complainant or respondent to whom they are serving as an advisor
  • Offer emotional support to the complainant or respondent
An advisor who does not abide by these guidelines will be asked to cease being the complainant or respondent’s advisor and the College will ask the complainant or respondent to identify a new advisor.
Note: Attorneys are permitted to be an advisor, however, they are not permitted to speak for or otherwise represent the respondent or complainant. Attorneys must abide by the same guidelines of all other advisors. If a respondent or complainant employs an attorney and requests them as his/her advisor, the College asks that the respondent or complainant notifies the Title IX Coordinator. The College may request a meeting with the attorney to go over the college’s policy and expectations of them in this role.
A student who reports sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct will not be subject to conduct proceedings for his/her own personal consumption or possession of alcohol at or near the time of the incident, provided that the consumption or possession did not place the health and/or safety of any other person at risk or violate additional College policies.
Confidential Resources
While all persons receiving a report of sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct understand the desire to keep information confidential, maintaining confidentiality is not always possible.
The only individuals at Louisburg College permitted to guarantee confidentiality are:
  • Counselors in the Joel Porter Counseling Center: (919-497-3205)
  • College Chaplain: (919-497-3231)
  • Campus Health Clinic Staff: (919-497-1399)
These resources may be consulted at any time, including prior to making an official report to the College or law enforcement officials. To the extent possible, the College will respect an individual’s request for confidentiality; however, the request for confidentiality will be weighed against the College’s obligation to act on information it has received in order to provide a safe campus environment.
Assistance and Support for Complainants of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Misconduct
Louisburg College recognizes the importance of assisting a member of the College community who is a complainant of sexual violence in regaining a sense of personal control. In this respect, several College departments coordinate resources to offer services to a complainant and others upon whom the sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct might have had an impact. Louisburg College strongly urges anyone who has experienced sexual violence/misconduct to:
Seek Immediate Medical Assistance
(EMS, Fire, Police)
Maria Parham Hospital & SARN
(Sexual Assault Response Nurse)
(252) 438-4143
Victim Assistance and Support

Safe Space (Located in Louisburg)

NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault

National Rape Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(919) 497-5444

(919) 871-1015

(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

Legal Assistance
Campus Safety
Contact the Title IX Coordinator if you need help locating legal assistance.

(919) 497-3400

Health, Mental Health, and Counseling Services
Joel Porter Counseling Center
Employee Assistance Program (employees only)

Campus Safety and Residence Life Staff can also contact the on-call counselor outside of regular business hours.
(919) 497-3205
(Contact Human Resources)
Campus Offices

Financial Aid (Director of Financial Aid)

Immigration & Visa Assistance (Director of Admissions)

(919) 497-3212

(919) 497-3228

Gather Information
If you need more information about filing a complaint, campus policies, rights, reporting and resources, contact:
Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Tolbert

(919) 497-3233
Wrongful Allegation
It is a violation of this policy to knowingly bring a false complaint under this policy. However, failure to prove a claim of sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct does not alone constitute proof of a false and/or malicious accusation. Individuals who make frivolous or false reports shall not be deemed to be acting in good faith.
All members of the College community, including students, faculty, and staff, who have good-faith concerns regarding possible sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct are expected to report these concerns to the Title IX Coordinator. The College prohibits retaliation, in any form, against any individual who reports in good faith an actual, potential, or suspected violation of the Title IX Policy. Anyone who engages in retaliation will be subject to discipline in accordance with the College’s retaliation policy and/or the Student Code of Conduct.