“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). Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Acts of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence represent violations of the LCSC Student Code of Conduct and the LCSC Sexual Misconduct / Title IX Policy. Lewis-Clark State College is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from all forms of discrimination, including sexually based offenses. These acts violate an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity and will not be tolerated. The College seeks to address such behavior through education, policy enforcement, and by providing mechanisms for student, faculty, staff and visitors to report concerns or complaints. Prompt corrective measures will be taken to stop sexual discrimination, harassment and violence whenever it occurs.
In accordance with Title IX regulations, the College has designated the following individual as Title IX Coordinator to ensure all sexual discrimination complaints are responded to both thoroughly and in a timely manner. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the following: overseeing the monitoring and application of College policy with regard to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; coordinating investigations of grievances and complaints; and provision of educational materials and training for the campus community regarding matters pertinent to Title IX. Any questions regarding the College's processes and procedures related to Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.
Lana E. Schwartz
Title IX Coordinator
Sacajawea Hall, Rm 127