At Tulane, there are places to turn.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking, there are several places where you can turn to report. Tulane encourages you to report both to the university and to law enforcement, though who you turn to is your decision. Each option offers a different resolution and different ways for you to participate. These options are available at any time, although reporting is encouraged as soon as possible following an incident. Below is more information on where you can turn and what you can expect when you report.

No matter who you tell, tell someone:

Your RA. Your best friend. Your coach. The police. Your English professor.

We're here for you.


Reporting to the Police

Sexual violence is a crime.

You have the right to report to law enforcement and initiate a criminal investigation and response to what has happened.

Tulane students have two police departments to turn to when reporting incidents of sexual violence: our own Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). NOPD investigates all incidents of sexual violence in the city, including on Tulane's campus, but you can reach out to TUPD first to report what has happened. TUPD will immediately reach out to NOPD, and their detectives will come to you. If you have experienced sexual violence outside of the New Orleans area but want to connect with law enforcement, TUPD can help connect you to the appropriate authorities.

To report or to learn more about the criminal investigative process, you can contact:

Tulane University Police Department (Uptown)

Emergency: 504-865-5911   /   NON-emergency: 504-865-5381

Tulane University Police Department (Downtown)

emergency: 504-988-5555   /   non-emergency: 504-988-5531

New Orleans Police Department

emergengy: 911   /   non-emergency: 504-821-2222

When a person experiences sexual violence, it can feel as though your power--your choices--have been taken away from you. When you disclose to Tulane, we want you to get your power back. That's why reporting to Tulane means that you have choices to make about what the next steps look like. For some people, reporting is to ensure that your experience is recognized; for others, reporting is a means to get the support you need to feel safe and healthy; or, reporting can be a way to initiate our conduct process because you want to hold whomever harmed you accountable for their behavior. It could be all three. This is what you can expect when you disclose to Tulane:

  • The report is sent to Case Management and Victim Support Services, who will reach out to you to offer support. They will explain the Tulane conduct process to you and will connect you to our Office of Student Conduct and can connect you to the police. You choose whether to proceed forward with a conduct case or a criminal case.
  • There are some instances, though, where the information you share is so serious that the university needs to move forward without your participation because there is a threat to the community. You will be told about this decision, and you can make choices about what you want to share or not.
  • You can make an anonymous report using the form below.
  • The report also goes to the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for ensuring that every report receives a response and then collects data on incidents of violence so that we can track where, when, and who these incidents impact.

Or you can report to any of the Support Resources at Tulane. You can also report directly to:


For Faculty & Staff Victims

office of institutional equity


Uptown Square campus

200 Broadway Street, Suite 105-A


For Student Victims

Case Management &

Victim Support Services




Or Report to the Tulane Title IX Coordinator

Meredith smith


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learn more about our title ix coordinator

For other questions or concerns related to Title IX, you can contact the Office for Civil Rights; the Dallas branch serves Tulane:

Dallas Office
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1620
Dallas, TX 75201-6810
Telephone: (214) 661-9600
Facsimile: (214) 661-9587