Title IX Policy (PDF)

Loma Linda University encourages those who believe they have experienced any form of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct of any nature to report such conduct promptly, to seek all available assistance, and to pursue an equitable resolution of the incident(s).

Procedures have been established to provide a supportive process for individuals who report discrimination and to ensure an equitable process for individuals accused of discriminatory conduct. These procedures reflect LLU’s efforts to conduct timely, thorough, and equitable investigations, as required by law.

Prior to filing a written complaint, a student, employee, or third party may choose to meet with the Title IX Coordinator or may choose to bring the matter to the attention of a dean, faculty member, department chair, administrator, manager, clinical instructor, chief resident, or any other individual in a position of direct authority to resolve the issue. These responsible employees have a duty to take appropriate disciplinary action if they find that university policy has been violated.

Filing a Written Complaint

Individuals are reminded that reporting sexual misconduct is a personal and professional responsibility.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Report the incident, in writing, to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Officer. Written complaints should be filed as soon as possible from the date the incident occurred.
  2. Written complaints can also be submitted to the dean of the school in question, administrator, or any other individual in a position of direct authority to address the allegations.
  3. To the extent possible, but not limited to, the complainant should provide the following information in the written complaint:
  4. Name, address, telephone or other contact information
  5. University affiliation (e.g., student, employee, faculty, third party)
  6. Date of alleged violation
  7. Location of alleged violation
  8. Person(s), name and title, whom you believe to have harassed or engaged in sexual misconduct against you
  9. Description of complaint
  10. Other relevant information—if you previously reported this matter, including name and departments of all other persons with whom you have discussed this matter
  11. Signature and date

Amnesty Clause

Loma Linda University offers immunity to students who may have violated University policies pertaining to sexual activity and/or consumption of alcohol or drugs at or near the time of the incident when such information is made available as a result their report of sexual misconduct. Individuals who initially report sexual misconduct that was directed at them or another person, will not be subject to disciplinary action by the University for their own personal involvement in such activities at or near the time of the incident provided that any such violations did not and do not place the health or safety of any other person at risk.

The purpose of this clause is to encourage reporting. Victims or bystanders (witnesses) should not let his or her use of alcohol or drugs be a deterrent to reporting an incident. When conducting the investigation, the University’s primary focus will be on addressing the sexual misconduct violation and not on alcohol/drug violations that may be discovered or disclosed. However, the university may provide referrals to counseling and may require educational options, rather than disciplinary sanctions, in such cases.

Immediate Assistance:

  1. Local Law Enforcement – Call 911
    Note: Dialing 911 from any University phone will connect you with the Department of Security. Dialing 911 from a pay telephone will connect you with the San Bernardino County Center Dispatch for the Sheriff and Loma Linda Fire Department. "University phone" does not refer to any phone within the confines of the University. It refers only to those phones that are connected to a central network. These phones do not require dialing extra digits for calls made within the University, and do require dialing a nine prior to making a call to a location outside of the University.
  2. Student Health Services
    24785 Stewart Street, Evans Hall, Suite 111
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
    Phone: (909)558-8770
    Fax: (909)558-0433
  3. Campus Safety & Security
    11206 Campus St, Suite A
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
    Emergency (fire, medical, etc.): ext. 911

    Administrative Office: (909) 558-5419, ext. 55419
    Security Control Center: (909) 558-4320, ext. 44320
    Service & Assistance (non-emergency): ext. 44320

  4. Crisis Lines:
    • San Bernardino sexual Assault Services: 1-800-656-4673
    • Alternatives to Domestic Violence: 1-800-339-7233
    • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: 1-800-656-5673
    • Alliance for Family Wellness: 1-888-614-3944

Confidential Alternatives to Reporting:

  1. Student Assistance Program
    11360 Mountain View Avenue
    Hartford Building, Suite A
    Loma Linda, California
    (909)558-6050

    The SAP provides short term counseling (up to eight free sessions per issue, in addition to the assessment and follow up) as well as evaluation and treatment recommendations and referral services at no cost to the students. These referrals may be to counselors in the Department of Psychiatry or in the community (see below). Students who call the SAP after hours will receive a call back within 24 hours on weekdays. They will also be given a number to call for crisis situations during nights and weekends.

  2. Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) building, south entrance
    1686 Barton Road (Corner of Barton and Iowa)
    Redlands, CA
    (909)558-9500, then select Option 2 to make, change, or cancel an appointment

    The department has psychologists, social workers, and marriage & family therapists available for counseling students. There is also a psychiatrist specifically designated to see medical students who does not have a role in their education or evaluation. In addition, protocols are in place to assure that no mental health providers will be involved in the teaching or evaluation of medical students for whom they have provided professional services. Students are provided nine visits each academic year at no cost. Additional visits have a $10 copayment.

  3. Christian Counseling Service
    51 West Olive Ave. AND 205 East State Street
    Redlands, CA 92373
    (909)793-1078