“Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.” (Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, Dear Colleague Letter, April 4, 2011). Consistent with the Campus SaVE Act and Clery Act Lewis-Clark State College prohibits domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Educational and awareness programs are offered routinely to generate awareness of these issues. Training programs and publications inform people how to report incidents of sexual misconduct as well as how to implement safe and positive interventions on behalf of victims and potential victims.
Students are advised that acts of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence represent violations of the LCSC Code of Conduct even when they occur off campus and even if such acts do not constitute Title IX violations.
Inquiries concerning Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator:
Students who believe they are victims of sexual misconduct are encouraged to report same to any campus official immediately. Similarly, students who believe they have witnessed or otherwise know of a case of sexual misconduct should report it to a campus official. Specifically, students may file such reports to:
Vice President for Student Affairs
Reid Centennial Hall, Room 112
Director of Human Resource Services
Administration Building, Room 102
Director of Campus Security
Meriwether Lewis Hall, Room 110
Head Athletic Trainer
Activity Center, Room 168
Coeur d'Alene Center
1031 N Academic Way, Suite 140
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
Reports may be filed confidentially. Students filing complaints requesting anonymity will be apprised of the potential limitations of the student judicial process when such requests are granted and, the granting of those requests may not be guaranteed if the safety of the campus community is deemed at risk.
If school officials know or reasonably should know about possible sexual harassment or sexual violence, a report must be filed. An investigation may occur when requested by the individual reporting the incident or at the victim’s request. If the victim requests an investigation not occur, school officials will determine and explain the greater impact to campus, limitations in resolution, and other resources available to the victim. In some cases, school officials may need to proceed with an investigation regardless of the victim’s desires if the misconduct involved a minor, if a weapon was involved, or if the incident presents a greater risk to safety for the rest of campus. If such situations exist, school officials will inform the reporter and/or victim and will provide as much privacy and confidentiality as possible.
Complainants in such cases will be apprised of the estimated timeframe in which investigation procedures and student disciplinary proceedings will occur. Generally, from the time a report is received until a final decision has been rendered (e.g., sanctions have been imposed), the process may take up to 60 calendar days (this does not include appeals). Circumstances surrounding an individual case may require the process to take longer. Respondents alleged to have committed a Title IX violation will be given up to three (3) calendar days’ notice prior to the initial interview in the investigative process.
If a member of the campus community believes that the college has not complied with the provisions of Title IX, he/she may file a complaint by contacting the Office of Civil Rights at 1-800-421-3481 or http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.
Confidential Report Line: 855-840-0070
All calls are confidential and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.
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