Title IX at LAU


Support Network

LAU Entities

Arab Institute for Women (AiW)

The AiW is a pioneer in scholarship, activism, and education about and for girls and women as well for gender equality in the Arab World and globally. Its offices include a library, meeting space to accommodate numerous events, and more. The AiW is a safe space to learn more about gender discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault. The AiW staff are ready to listen to and support community members regarding Title IX issues.

The AiW’s hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. (fall and spring) and 8:00 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. (summer). It is located in El Hussein Street, Attieh Building, 2nd floor, facing LAU lower gate.

University Counseling Services

LAU’s counseling office offers free, short-term individual counseling, academic skills tutoring, career/vocational testing and counseling, crisis services, consultation and referrals. For more information, please contact us.

In Beirut

Norma Moussally and Rana Salloum
Office of the Dean of Students
Phone: +961 1 786456 ext. 1705 and 1471

In Byblos

Joumana Haddad and Tala Al Noweisser
Office of the Dean of Students
Phone: +961 9 547262 ext. 2413 and 2057

Nurse/Health Services

The Health Services office at LAU provides primary health care to students and serves as an information resource for the campus community through its organization of several health-related campaigns each year. For more information, please contact us.

In Beirut

Wadad Khoury Student Center (WKSC), Ground Floor
Phone: +961 1 786456 ext. 1040
After hours: call ext. 1500 for first-hand assistance.

In Byblos

Student Center, Ground Floor
Phone: +961 9 547262 ext. 2040
After hours: call ext. 2500 for first-hand assistance.

LAU’s Gender & Sexuality Student Club

This club is dedicated to addressing concerns about sexuality and gender in an open, non-discriminatory, and evidence-based way. The club hosts events relating to various topics relating to gender and sexuality. The club is open to all students on both the Beirut and Byblos campuses.

Community Resources*


KAFA is a feminist, secular, non-profit civil society organization, which was established in 2005 and has since aimed to eliminate exploitation and violence against women and girls. It seeks to realize substantive gender equality through the adoption of a combination of different approaches.


HELEM. Ever since it was founded in 2004, Helem’s main goals are to work towards ending discrimination - whether social or institutional - against people with non-normative sexualities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Helem’s other main objective is to counter the AIDS epidemic and other sexually transmitted diseases while advocating for the rights of people living with such viruses.


Marsa has been operating since 2011, and it provides comprehensive, primary, and secondary healthcare services with a multidisciplinary team. Any woman or man will be provided with medical, social, and psychological consultations in a safe environment with no judgment.


ABAAD (Resource Center for Gender Equality) is a UN ECOSOC accredited organization that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. The dynamic team is comprised of dedicated activists, lawyers, consultants, social workers and researchers, who creatively test new approaches as part of a larger effort to achieve an equitable society, free of hegemonic masculinities and violence against women. As a leading actor on gender equality in the region, ABAAD is perceived as a reliable reference and partner by the local, regional and international entities that promote gender equality, peace building and sustainable development.


Nasawiya is a group of feminists (women and men) who are working together to challenge all forms of gender oppression in Lebanon and the Arab world. Nasawiya is not only targeted towards women’s rights but also towards all sex-related injustices, and other forms of exploitations and discrimination that go hand in hand with it like sectarianism, homophobia, classicism, and racism.


HarassTracker seeks to provide an anonymous platform for sharing information concerning harassment and sexual assault across Lebanon. By aggregating individual accounts of harassment and sexual assault, HarassTracker hopes to raise awareness as well as to potentially provide evidence to pursue legal means to address and ultimately reduce harassment and sexual assault in Lebanon.

*Note: These organizations are not part of LAU, nor are they affiliated with the university; they are listed here as resources. LAU is not responsible for their activities or media discourse.