“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). Acts of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence represent violations of the LCSC Code of Conduct even when they occur off campus. 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. A prompt investigation will occur even if an alleged victim or victim’s advocate (parent, faculty member, etc.), requests that no action on the part of the institution be taken.
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.