Procedures for Reporting and Investigating Hazing
In accordance with LDCC Policy SS_007.0 and Louisiana Revised Statute 17.1801, hazing is prohibited in any form on the Louisiana Delta Community College campuses.
For a definition of hazing, and what activities it may include, please refer to LDCC Policy SS_007.0. Additionally, this policy advises any violation of this policy, including knowledge of and failure to report, may result in expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees, and a suspension of activities for a minimum of one academic year of any student organization that participates in hazing.
If you believe hazing has occurred or is ongoing, contact the Dean of Student Success Services, the Campus Director, or Campus Police to make a report.
Ways to Report
If the hazing incident is life-threatening or violent, please call Campus Police at 318-345-9105 or 9-1-1.
For non-emergency situations, you can report hazing using one of the following:
- Use the online reporting tool, Incident Reporting/ Student Concern Form, found on the LDCC website at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?LouisianaDeltaCC.
- Make a report to the Dean of Student Success Services by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 318-345-9145.
- Reports can also be made to the Campus Director of your community campus by email or telephone. Below is a list of the campuses and the contact information.
Campus Contact Information
Winnsboro Telephone: 318-367-6200; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bastrop Telephone: 318-974-7039; Email: email@example.com
Tallulah Telephone: 318-474-5200; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Providence Telephone: 318-474-5236; Email: email@example.com
Ruston Telephone: 318-497-6300; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonesboro Telephone: 318-480-5011; Email: email@example.com
West Monroe Telephone: 318-397-6100
Linc Core Services Telephone: 318-570-6048; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Investigating Hazing Incidents:
I. The Dean of Student Success Services, the Campus Director, or Campus Police will be notified of a potential hazing incident and collect as much information as possible (i.e. written statements, conversations, phone calls, emails).
Any person may file a complaint of hazing against a College student, faculty, or staff member.
There is no time limit to filing a formal complaint; however, persons are encouraged to promptly report alleged acts of hazing in order to maximize the College’s ability to investigate and respond.
In cases of alleged acts of hazing, the College usually does not pursue disciplinary action against a victim unless the individual is perceived as a willing participant or provides false information to a College official. Other charges may apply depending on the unique circumstances of the case.
II. All reported incidents of hazing will be investigated as a violation LDCC Policy SS_007.0. Individuals accused of violations of this policy will be adjudicated through the college’s codified student and/ or employee judicial process. Moreover, individuals who violate federal, state, and/ or local laws may also be subject to criminal charges.
All formal reports of alleged hazing, regardless of whether the complainant chooses to pursue resolution through the student conduct process, will be investigated and steps will be taken to provide support to the complainant. This support may include taking appropriate interim action prior to the completion of the investigation and conclusion of the student conduct process.
Interim measures may include a “no contact” directive serving as notice to the organization or its members that they must not have verbal, electronic, written or third party communication with one another or with the student(s) seeking membership. Interim measures may also include alteration of students’ academic and/or a cease and desist of all organizational activities of the group being investigated. Failure to comply with interim measures may result in a student being charged with additional disciplinary violations.