Loma Linda’s Title IX policy applies to the education program and activities of LLU, to conduct that takes place on campus or on property owned or controlled by the University or at LLU sponsored events.  The Respondent must be a member of LLU’s community in order for its policies to apply.

This policy can also be applicable to the effects of off-campus misconduct that effectively deprive someone of access to LLU’s educational program.  The University may also extend jurisdiction to off-campus and/or to online conduct when the Title IX coordinator determines that the conduct affects a substantial LLU interest.

Regardless of where the conduct occurred, the University will address all notices/complaints to determine whether the conduct occurred in the context of its employment or educational program or activity and/or has continuing effects on campus or in an off-campus sponsored program or activity.  A substantial LLU interest includes, but is not limited to:

  • Any action that constitutes a criminal offense as defined by law.  This includes, but is not limited to, single or repeat violations of any student or other individual;
  • Any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property, or achievements of oneself or others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or
  • Any situation that is detrimental to the educational interest or mission of LLU.

If the Respondent is unknown or is not a member of the University community, the Title IX Coordinator will assist the Complainant in identifying appropriate campus and local resources and support options and/or when criminal conduct is alleged, in contacting local or campus law enforcement if the individual would like to file a police report.  In addition, LLU may take other actions as appropriate to protect the Complainant against third parties, such as barring individuals from University property and/or events.

There is no time limitation on providing notice/complaints to the Title IX Coordinator.  However, if the Respondent is no longer subject to LLU’s jurisdiction and/or significant time has passed, the ability to investigate, respond and provide remedies may be more limited or impossible. 

Acting on notice/complaints significantly impacted by the passage of time (including, but not limited to, the rescission or revision of policy) is at the discretion of the Title IX Coordinator, who may document allegations for future reference, offer supportive measures and/or remedies, and/or engage in informal or formal action, as appropriate.