Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. (Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights: Title IX and Sex Discrimination and 20 U.S.C §1681 et seq. and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106) 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 students.
Students are advised that acts of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct 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:
Title IX Coordinator
Administration Building 201A
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.
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Campus Security
Coeur d’Alene Center
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Reports may be filed confidentially. Students filing complaints requesting anonymity will be apprised of the potential limitations of the investigative and 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 misconduct, a report must be filed with the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will initiate an investigation into all complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct, in a manner it deems appropriate, based on the information available. If a student requests an investigation not occur, or to remain anonymous, the Title IX Coordinator will explain the greater impact to campus, limitations in resolution, other resources available to the student, and that retaliation is prohibited. In some cases, school officials may need to proceed with an investigation regardless of the student’s desires, based on certain criteria as outlined in LCSC Policy 3.110 – Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct. If a determination is made to proceed with an investigation against the wishes of the student, the student will be informed of such and the college will take every reasonable precaution to keep the student safe.
See LCSC Policy 3.110 – Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct for more information on processes and procedures in place to respond to allegations that may implicate this policy and be a violation of the student code of conduct. The college strives to respond in a prompt and effective manner so as to stop the alleged conduct and prevent its recurrence.
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 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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