Title IX

NOBTS and Leavell College is committed to ensuring and a working and learning environment in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Therefore, the purpose of the anti-harassment policy on this page is to maintain an environment free of unlawful harassment, which includes sexual assault or misconduct. NOBTS and Leavell College has developed policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment.



What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual Harassment, as an umbrella category, includes the offenses of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

  • Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe and pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies an individual equal access to NOBTS's education program or activity.
  • Sexual Assault: Includes a range of behaviors, from unwelcome touching of specific body parts to penetration, that happens without consent or instances in which an individual is incapable of giving consent.
  • Domestic Violence: Violence, on the basis of sex, committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner, or by a person with whom an individual shares a child in common, or by a person similarly situated under the domestic or family violence laws of Louisiana.
  • Dating Violence: Violence, on the basis of sex, committed by a person who is in or has been in a social relationship of a romantic nature with the Complainant. Whether there was such a relationship will be determined by the length, type, and frequency of the interaction according to the Complainant's statement. 
  • Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct, on the basis of sex, that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person's safety, or the safety of others, or suffer emotional distress.


What should I do if I believe a friend or myself have been harassed? 

If you experience, observe, hear about, or believe someone has been sexually harassed in any way, you should make a report of the facts of the incident(s) by contacting the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators (contact information below). You can also complete this form. In the case of an emergency, call 911 or the New Orleans Police Department at 504-821-2222. You can also call NOBTS Campus Police at 504-944-7711. NOBTS and Leavell College will not tolerate sexual harassment of its students or employees and will investigate all allegations of harassment. Where sexual harassment is found, steps will be taken to stop and remedy unwanted behavior immediately.


Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator Information

Title IX Coordinator:

Conner Hinton

Office of Spiritual Formation and Student Life

Luter Student Center

3939 Gentilly Blvd, New, Orleans LA 70126

Phone: 504-816-8072

Email: chinton@nobts.edu


Deputy Coordinators:

Dr. Thomas Strong, VP for Spiritual Formation and Student Life, 504-816-8426, tstrong@nobts.edu

Rebekah Callahan, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Life, 504-816-8320, rcallahan@nobts.edu

Shelly Cooper, Director of Human Resources, 504-816-8045, hr@nobts.edu



The Title IX Coordinator at NOBTS is a member of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). ATIXA’s website is https://atixa.org/.

All Title IX personnel at NOBTS are trained using materials purchased and licensed from ATIXA. These trainings include the following: Title IX Coordinator 1, Title IX Coordinator 2, Title IX Investigator, Title IX Hearing and Decision Makers


Mandatory Reporters and Confidential Resources

NOBTS has classified all employees as Mandated Reporters of any knowledge they have that a member of the community is experiencing harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation. All NOBTS employees (faculty, staff, administrators) are expected to report actual or suspected discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation to appropriate officials immediately, although there are some limited exceptions.

Confidential Resources:

Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center, 504-816-8004, lmccc@nobts.edu

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