Legal and External Affairs

Anti-Hazing Policy

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.

Anti-Hazing Education

Click the button below to access Regents’ Anti-Hazing Education Course.


Anti-Hazing Policies

The Board of Regents is proud to partner with institutions across the state in their anti-hazing efforts to help improve student safety.  The Uniform Policy on Hazing Prevention adopted by the Board in August 2018 can be found here, as well as information on upcoming hazing prevention events.

Board of Regents Uniform Anti-Hazing Policy 2018

Board of Regents Uniform Anti-Hazing Policy 2019

Task Forces

Teacher Recruitment, Recovery, and Retention Task Force

House Concurrent Resolution 39 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session creates the Teacher Recruitment, Recovery, and Retention Task Force.

The legislation requires the Task Force to study the declining enrollment in teacher preparation programs and review strategies that can be utilized by the state and individual school districts in locations of teacher shortages to reverse declines. This Task Force is charged to provide a written report of findings and recommendations to the Governor, State Superintendent of Education, President of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, House Committee on Education, and Senate Committee on Education no later than January 14, 2022.

July 13, 2021 Meeting Agenda
August 23, 2021 Meeting Agenda
September 23, 2021 Meeting Agenda
November 16, 2021 Meeting Agenda
February 22, 2022 Meeting Agenda
April 21, 2022 Meeting Agenda
June 21, 2022 Meeting Agenda
August 30, 2022 Meeting Agenda
October 4, 2022 Meeting Agenda



Dual Enrollment Framework Task Force

ACT 128 of the 2019 Regular Session created the Dual Enrollment Framework Task Force. The Task Force will review existing laws, policies, and efforts in Louisiana and other states on dual enrollment, course choice, student remediation, articulation and transfer, and transition courses; consider any dual enrollment recommendations from the College and Career Readiness Commission; seek to coordinate all dual enrollment efforts of the Board of Regents, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the state Department of Education, public postsecondary education management boards and institutions, and the governing authority of each public high school. The Task Force will submit a written report to the Senate Committee on Education and the House Committee on Education by October 1, 2020.

Meeting Notices:

July 24 Agenda & Minutes

September 9 Agenda & Minutes

October 7 Agenda & Minutes

November 4 Agenda & Minutes

December 2 Agenda & Minutes

January 6, 2020 Agenda & Minutes

February 19, 2020 Agenda & Minutes 

July 22, 2020 Agenda & Minutes

October 22, 2020 Agenda & Minutes 

January 13, 2021 Agenda 

March 2, 2021 Agenda 

June 29, 2021 Agenda 

March 15, 2022 Agenda

October 26, 2022 Agenda

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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.

For any questions regarding this upcoming meeting, please e-mail Dr. Allison Smith at

December 6, 2022
Meeting Agenda | Minutes

March 4, 2022
Meeting Agenda | Minutes

August 3, 2021
Meeting Agenda | Minutes

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.

Policy Overview

Upon the effective date of this Policy, all institutions shall immediately begin complying with this Policy as well as the institutional policy, once adopted, under the supervision and control of their Management Boards.





Title IX and Sexual Harassment: Federal Requirements and the Louisiana Template
Video | Presentation Slides

Beyond Title IX: Power-Based Violence, State Requirements, and Creating a Safe Campus Culture
Video | Presentation Slides

TRACK A: The Role of Title IX Coordinators and Investigators for Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Campus Police, Confidential Advisors
Video | Presentation Slides

TRACK B: The Role of Decision-makers in Sexual Misconduct Complaints for Chancellors, Counsels, Decision-makers, Athletics Representatives
Video | Presentation Slides

Power-Based Violence Training for Confidential Advisors
Those who will be designated as confidential advisors must (a) view this webinar, (b) the four (4) videos above, and (c) complete the attestation form below.
Video | Presentation Slides | Attestation Form



Legal Citations


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.

Master Plan for Higher Education