The Louisiana Board of Regents has zero tolerance for hazing of any kind. This includes but is not limited to hazing on or off campus, by any student organization, and is not limited to Greek Life.
Regents will continue to convene campus and system leaders to ensure that uniform hazing policies are fully implemented.
Regents declares cultural change on campus is imperative and must include protecting student voices, so that violations are reported and can be acted upon to the full extent of the law.
Regents supports the adoption of robust in-person and electronic training modules, and will coordinate the possibility of statewide modules for all campuses to use in order to ensure the uniformity of content and fidelity of delivery to students, faculty and administrators.
Uniform Policy on Power-Based Violence
This Uniform Policy on Power-Based Violence, promulgated pursuant to Act 472 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature, sets forth processes and procedures to guide public postsecondary education stakeholders in maintaining safety and protection for students and employees. Power-based violence is defined as any form of interpersonal violence intended to control or intimidate another person through the assertion of power over the person. It includes but is more expansive than sexual misconduct and Title IX misconduct.
Act 472 directs the Board of Regents to establish uniform policies and best practices to implement measures to address the reporting of power-based violence on Institutions’ campuses, the prevention of such violence, communication between Institutions regarding incidents of power-based violence, and the provision of medical and mental health care for these alleged victims.
Power-Based Violence Review Panel
The Power-Based Violence Review Panel was created by Act 441 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session. This panel is charged with the following tasks:
(1) Evaluating policies and practices of institutions of public postsecondary education, public postsecondary education management boards, and the Board of Regents regarding reporting, investigating, and adjudicating power-based violence by and against students and recommend revisions to improve such policies and practices.
(2) Advising and assisting institutions of public postsecondary education, public postsecondary education management boards, and the Board of Regents in coordinating procedures to provide power-based violence prevention programs.
(3) Serving as an advisory agency to the legislature, the governor, the Board of Regents, and the public postsecondary education management boards regarding power-based violence.
The first meeting of this Panel will be held Tuesday, August 3 at 10 a.m. via Video Conference. The meeting can be viewed at https://www.laregents.edu/live/
For any questions regarding this upcoming meeting please e-mail Mellynn.Baker@laregents.edu
Board of Regents LA. Const. Art. VIII, §5 and La. R.S. 17:3121 through 17:3138.6 Management Boards LA. Const. Art. VIII, §6 through §8 and La. R.S. 17:3351 through 17:3356 GRAD Act LA. R.S. 17:3139 through 17:3139.7 TOPS LA. R.S. 17:3048.1 through 17:3048.7 Proprietary Schools LA. R.S. 17:3141.1 through 17:3141.19 Articulation and Transfer LA. R.S. 17:3161 through 17:3169 Open Meetings LA. R.S. 42:11 et seq. Public Records LA. R.S. 44:1 et seq. Code of Governmental Ethics LA. R.S. 42:1101 et seq.
The Master Plan
To move Louisiana aggressively forward, the Board of Regents has embraced a robust new attainment goal that calls for 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-64) in Louisiana to hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030. As we stand on the brink of a new decade, this Master Plan, born of the Board of Regents’ unique charge to guide postsecondary education across the state, will set the foundation to increase opportunity. Our Talent Imperative is to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate.