A reminder from the Office of Student Compliance
Compliance with Title IX and the Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines is required while students are interacting and learning in online and/or face-to-face environments. Student Compliance staff are working remotely to respond to complaints and reports, and to support students and the college community. Additional information and links to submit online reports is listed below. Staff can be reached Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A reminder to protect the health and safety of the LCC Community by following the Responsibility of all Students Guidelines listed on the Coronavirus website. Non-compliance may result in a referral to Student Conduct.
To File A Complaint, Contact A Title IX Coordinator
To report a student
To report an employee
Use an LCC phone
You will be connected with LCC Police and Public Safety.
in case of emergency
Use a cell phone
You will be connected with the local non-LCC police department
LCC Police and Public Safety 517-483-1800
Lansing Community College prohibits sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct in its employment and educational programs. Students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to report any allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct through the links listed above.
The College’s Board of Trustees has a policy that details expectations of students, employees, and visitors. The policy is called Prohibited Sex or Gender Based Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct, and can be found via the link below.
What is Title IX?
Title IX protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal assistance. Title IX states:
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.
Under Title IX, sexual harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: (1) An employee of the College conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the College on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct; (2) Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity; or (3) Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Process
Any member of the LCC community may file a complaint by following the links at the top of this page.
Once received, the appropriate Title IX Coordinator and team will initiate the process. The process for students is different than the process for employees. Additional information regarding each process is listed below.
What is a Title IX Coordinator?
The College has two Title IX Coordinators, Christine Thompson (for allegations against a student) and Sarah Velez (for allegations against an employee or visitor to the College). Contact information for each of these Coordinators is found at the top of this page.
A Title IX Coordinator plays an essential role in ensuring that every person in the LCC community is aware of their rights under Title IX and that the College complies with its legal obligations under Title IX. Title IX Coordinators also develop training, policies, and procedures. They are trained in both Title IX and investigations and act as campus resources for those who need more information.
Prevention and Outreach
All students are required to complete an online Title IX and Sexual Misconduct training within the first two weeks of their first semester and then annually through D2L. Additional educational programming is offered to all students throughout the academic year. The College mandates training for all employees at the time of hire and then annually after that. Throughout each academic year, both Title IX Coordinators provide the LCC community with additional educational resources.
All LCC employees, including executives, administrators, faculty, and support personnel are "Mandatory Reporters." Mandatory reporters are required to report all alleged sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct, including retaliation, to a Title IX Coordinator. Student employees are not mandatory reporters but may choose to report alleged sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Counselors are not mandatory reporters, if the information shared with them is kept confidential. Allegations brought to counselors outside of their confidential roles must be reported to a Title IX Coordinator.
Many times, those making a complaint of sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct would like support beyond what a Title IX Coordinator can provide. The Campus Resources document below contains a list of internal and external resources available to anyone who is part of the LCC Community.
Title IX Training Materials
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