Dear LMU Community,
We take this opportunity to address the recent announcement made by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about her intention to rescind Title IX guidelines. Student safety is a top priority and we have no tolerance for sexual or interpersonal misconduct in our community. We proudly and actively support compliance with our obligations under Title IX, the Clery Act, and other applicable laws. Furthermore, our mission and values compel us to develop ourselves as individuals who act with integrity, stand in faith, and serve one another.
We established LMU CARES in 2014 to educate our community about sexual and interpersonal misconduct and prevention. In the unfortunate event that a member of our community experiences sexual or interpersonal misconduct, upon learning of the incident, we take action expeditiously, thoroughly, and proactively to ensure the safety and care of the affected party and the entire community.
Please be assured that LMU reaffirms our steadfast commitment to addressing sexual and interpersonal misconduct, regardless of future actions taken by the Department of Education. LMU will continue to provide ongoing prevention education, support and resources, and fair and impartial processes in Title IX investigations for all parties involved.
We are devoted to building a community based on the Lion’s Code, where we embody the traits of a Lion – honorable, courageous, proud, wise, and bold – caring deeply for one another as a family should.
Thomas Poon, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Elena M. Bove, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President, Student Affairs
Title IX Coordinator