Title IX Coordinator and Resources

LSU Agricultural Center

Guidelines for Title IX and Addressing Sexual Misconduct

Organizational Commitment

The LSU Agricultural Center is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in its programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of sexual misconduct. Every member of the AgCenter community should be aware that the AgCenter prohibits sexual misconduct, including but not limited to sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and University policy. The AgCenter will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual misconduct, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy.

The following sections provide details of the AgCenter’s procedures relative to this issue including its obligations under Title IX.

Title IX Coordinator

Ann Coulon
Associate Vice President for Administration
LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 101G J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 101 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4161
Fax 225.578.4143
Email acoulon@agcenter.lsu.edu

Reporting Options for Alleged Victims

Any student or employee who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual misconduct or any other violation under AgCenter or LSU System policy, has a right to rep ort the conduct to the Campus Title IX Coordinator or to any other responsible person including the individuals listed below, the complainant’s department head, regional director or equivalent, or an AgCenter Program Leader.

  • The LSU AgCenter Title XI Coordinator, contact information provided above
  • Gena Doucet, Director of Human Resource Management
  • Denise Fontenot, Manager, Human Resource Management


LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email gdoucet@agcenter.lsu.edu


LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email defontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu


Process of Investigation and Adjudication:

When a complaint or concern is brought to the AgCenter’s attention or the AgCenter otherwise becomes aware of possible sexual harassment or violence, it will immediately review the situation. The AgCenter will take reasonable action to separate the parties involved or otherwise minimize the possibility of additional contact, harassment or violence.

Any person who receives actual notice of a complaint under AgCenter and LSU System policies shall promptly notify the Campus Title IX coordinator. Any supervisor or other responsible party who witnesses or receives a report or complain shall notify the Campus Title IX Coordinator.

The Campus Title IX coordinator will designate a trained individual to meet with the alleged victim and proceed in accordance with AgCenter and LSU System policy which will include an initial review of the complaint and assessment of whether an investigation is necessary.

The AgCenter will be guided by the following principles.

1. Take immediate and appropriate steps to review and/or investigate the incident;

2. Take prompt action to end the harassment and resolve the situation; and

3. Take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of future incidents

If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact the LSU Police Department at 225.578.3231, or local law enforcement. Information on parish sheriff’s offices can be found at:http://www.lsa.org/public/sheriffdirectory.aspx. A directory of Louisiana police departments can be found at:http://www.50states.com/louisiana/police_departments.htm.

Reasonable Accommodations

The AgCenter will arrange for reasonable accommodations to allow the alleged victim to change work location or schedules, obtain accessibility services, or arrange other accommodations. (The same accommodations that are offered to the alleged victim may be offered to the accused.) Any requests for accommodations shall not trigger an investigation by the institution.

Confidential Advisors:

Confidential advisors are trained persons designated by the campus that the student or employee can choose to have support and advise them during the complaint process. The confidential advisor may be present during any meeting conducted under this process to assist and/or consult with the student or employee. The confidential advisor may not act as a spokesperson.

The following individuals have been designated to serve as Confidential Advisors for the LSU AgCenter campus.

Delores Nehlig, Human Resource Manager
LSU AgCenter, Efferson Hall – Room 103(C)
103 J. Norman Efferson Hall
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-4631
DNehlig@agcenter.lsu.edu

Sharon Hebert, Associate Director of Human Resource Management
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road, Administration Building, Room
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-763-3024
sharon.hebert@pbrc.edu

Campus Resources

Ann Coulon, Associate Vice President for Administration
LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 101G J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 101 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4161
Fax 225.578.4143
Email acoulon@agcenter.lsu.edu

Gena Doucet, Director of Human Resource Management
LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email GDoucet@agcenter.lsu.edu

Denise Fontenot, Manager, Human Resource Management
LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email defontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu

Community Resources

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Home Page
http://lcadv.org

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Programs and Resources
http://lcadv.org/programs-resources

National Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors and their Loved Ones
https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones

LSU Student Health Center – Sexual Assault Support Services
http://www.shc.lsu.edu/sava.html

Nearby Medical Facilities

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
7777 Hennessy Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
https://ololrmc.com/pages/home.aspx

Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
http://brgeneral.org

Search for hospitals near you:

http://www.ushospitalfinder.com/hospitals-in/Louisiana

Additional Information

Retaliation is prohibited against any student or employee who files a complaint of discrimination or participates in proceedings or an investigation. Retaliatory words, actions or behavior that punishes or threatens to punish any student or employee under this policy is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action. Retaliation should be promptly reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

The LSU AgCenter does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status in employment matters and provides equal access in programs and activities.

Ann Coulon
LSU AgCenter Campus Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice President for Administration
LSU Agricultural Center
101G J. N. Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225/578-6787, Mobile 225/205-7912
Fax 225/578-8284, acoulon@agcenter.lsu.edu

LSU Agricultural Center
Guidelines for Title IX and Addressing Sexual Misconduct

Organizational Commitment

The LSU Agricultural Center is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in its programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of sexual misconduct. Every member of the AgCenter community should be aware that the AgCenter prohibits sexual misconduct, including but not limited to sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and University policy. The AgCenter will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual misconduct, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy.

The following sections provide details of the AgCenter’s procedures relative to this issue including its obligations under Title IX.

Campus Resources

Ann Coulon, Associate Vice President for Administration

LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 101G J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 101 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4161
Fax 225.578.4143
Email acoulon@agcenter.lsu.edu

Gena Doucet, Director of Human Resource Management
LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email GDoucet@agcenter.lsu.edu

Denise Fontenot, Manager, Human Resource Management
LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email defontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu

Reporting Options for Alleged Victims

Any student or employee who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual misconduct or any other violation under AgCenter or LSU System policy, has a right to rep ort the conduct to the Campus Title IX Coordinator or to any other responsible person including the individuals listed below, the complainant’s department head, regional director or equivalent, or an AgCenter Program Leader.

  • The LSU AgCenter Title XI Coordinator, contact information provided above
  • Gena Doucet, Director of Human Resource Management
  • Denise Fontenot, Manager, Human Resource Management

LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email GDoucet@agcenter.lsu.edu

LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 103A J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 103 J. N. Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4640, Fax 225.578.8284
Email defontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu

Title IX Coordinator

Ann Coulon
Associate Vice President for Administration
LSU Agricultural Center
Office Address: 101G J. N. Efferson Hall
Mailing Address: 101 J. Norman Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone 225.578.4161
Fax 225.578.4143
Email acoulon@agcenter.lsu.edu

Process of Investigation and Adjudication

When a complaint or concern is brought to the AgCenter’s attention or the AgCenter otherwise becomes aware of possible sexual harassment or violence, it will immediately review the situation. The AgCenter will take reasonable action to separate the parties involved or otherwise minimize the possibility of additional contact, harassment or violence.

Any person who receives actual notice of a complaint under AgCenter and LSU System policies shall promptly notify the Campus Title IX coordinator. Any supervisor or other responsible party who witnesses or receives a report or complain shall notify the Campus Title IX Coordinator.

The Campus Title IX coordinator will designate a trained individual to meet with the alleged victim and proceed in accordance with AgCenter and LSU System policy which will include an initial review of the complaint and assessment of whether an investigation is necessary.

The AgCenter will be guided by the following principles.

1. Take immediate and appropriate steps to review and/or investigate the incident;

2. Take prompt action to end the harassment and resolve the situation; and

3. Take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of future incidents

If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact the LSU Police Department at 225.578.3231, or local law enforcement. Information on parish sheriff’s offices can be found at:http://www.lsa.org/public/sheriffdirectory.aspx. A directory of Louisiana police departments can be found at:http://www.50states.com/louisiana/police_departments.htm.

Reasonable Accommodations

The AgCenter will arrange for reasonable accommodations to allow the alleged victim to change work location or schedules, obtain accessibility services, or arrange other accommodations. (The same accommodations that are offered to the alleged victim may be offered to the accused.) Any requests for accommodations shall not trigger an investigation by the institution.

Confidential Advisors

Confidential advisors are trained persons designated by the campus that the student or employee can choose to have support and advise them during the complaint process. The confidential advisor may be present during any meeting conducted under this process to assist and/or consult with the student or employee. The confidential advisor may not act as a spokesperson.

The following individuals have been designated to serve as Confidential Advisors for the LSU AgCenter campus.

Delores Nehlig, Human Resource Manager
LSU AgCenter, Efferson Hall – Room 103(C)
103 J. Norman Efferson Hall
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-4631
DNehlig@agcenter.lsu.edu

Sharon Hebert, Associate Director of Human Resource Management
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road, Administration Building, Room
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-763-3024
sharon.hebert@pbrc.edu

Community Resources

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Home Page
http://lcadv.org

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Programs and Resources
http://lcadv.org/programs-resources

National Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors and their Loved Ones
https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones

LSU Student Health Center – Sexual Assault Support Services
http://www.shc.lsu.edu/sava.html

Nearby Medical Facilities

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
7777 Hennessy Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
https://ololrmc.com/pages/home.aspx

Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
http://brgeneral.org

Search for hospitals near you:

http://www.ushospitalfinder.com/hospitals-in/Louisiana

Additional Information

Retaliation is prohibited against any student or employee who files a complaint of discrimination or participates in proceedings or an investigation. Retaliatory words, actions or behavior that punishes or threatens to punish any student or employee under this policy is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action. Retaliation should be promptly reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

The LSU AgCenter does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status in employment matters and provides equal access in programs and activities.

Ann Coulon
LSU AgCenter Campus Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice President for Administration
LSU Agricultural Center
101G J. N. Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225/578-6787, Mobile 225/205-7912
Fax 225/578-8284, acoulon@agcenter.lsu.edu

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