Prohibition of Sexual Harassment under Title IX Policy
All forms of sexual harassment are contrary to basic standards of conduct between individuals. State and federal law and this policy prohibit sexual harassment and Lakeshore Technical College will not tolerate sexual harassment. LTC is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups. The college shall be free of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation including acts of sexual violence.
LTC seeks to foster an environment in which all employees, students, applicants for employment, and applicants for admission feel free to report incidents of sexual harassment in violation of this policy and Title IX, without fear of retaliation or reprisal. Therefore, the college also strictly prohibits retaliation against any individual for filing a complaint of sexual harassment in violation of this policy and Title IX or for participating, or refusing to participate, in a sexual harassment investigation. The college will investigate all allegations of Title IX retaliation swiftly and thoroughly. If the college determines that someone has retaliated, it will take all reasonable steps within its power to stop such conduct. Individuals who engage in Title IX retaliatory conduct are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination or expulsion.
Any employee, student, applicant for employment, or applicant for admission who believes that he/she/they has been harassed or retaliated against in violation of this policy should immediately report such incidents by following the procedures described in LTC’s Responding to Harassment Based on Sex under Title IX procedure. The college requires supervisors to report all incidents of harassment and retaliation that come to their attention.
This policy applies to all aspects of the academic environment, including but not limited to classroom conditions, grades, academic standing, employment opportunities, scholarships, recommendations, disciplinary actions, and participation in any community college activity. In addition, this policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, disciplinary action, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, training opportunities, and compensation.
To this end the College President shall ensure that the institution undertakes education and training activities to counter sexual harassment and to prevent, minimize, or eliminate any hostile environment that impairs access to equal education opportunity or impacts the terms and conditions of employment.
The College President shall establish procedures that define sexual harassment on campus. The College President shall further establish procedures for employees, students, and other members of the campus community that provide for the investigation and resolution of complaints regarding sexual harassment in violation of this policy, and procedures to resolve complaints of sexual harassment in violation of this policy. State and federal law and this policy prohibit retaliatory acts against all participants by the college, its employees, students, and agents.
LTC will publish and publicize this policy and related written procedures (including the procedure for making complaints) to administrators, faculty, staff, students, applicants for employment, and applicants for admission, particularly when they are new to the institution. The college will make this policy and related written procedures (including the procedures for making complaints) available in all administrative offices and will post them on the college’s website.
Employees who violate the policy and procedures may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Students who violate this policy and related procedures may be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion. Volunteers or unpaid interns who violate this policy and related procedures may be subject to disciplinary measure up to and including termination from the volunteer assignment, internship, or other unpaid work experience program.
Who to contact for assistance
Members of the LTC community are encouraged to direct Title IX questions, concerns, and complaints to the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Deputy Coordinators. If the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator is alleged to be the person who engaged in discrimination or sexual misconduct, the report may be filed with another of the named offices or with the office of the Vice President of Student Success.
- Prohibition of Sexual Harassment under Title IX Procedure
- Responding to Harassment Based on Sex under Title IX Procedure
How to File a Title IX Complaint - Students
Any student who believes he, she or another student has been the victim of any form of sexual misconduct is encouraged to file a complaint identifying the alleged individual and describing the conduct, incident(s) or occurrence(s) that form the basis for the complaint. Students may file complaints with any LTC College employee, who will then notify the Title IX Coordinator/Title IX Student Deputy Coordinator. If the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Student Deputy Coordinator is alleged to be the person who engaged in discrimination or sexual misconduct, the incident will be investigated by the Title IX Employee Deputy Coordinator.
Any LTC staff member can help with filling out the incident report. To file a complaint, complete the Sexual Misconduct Incident Report found at right under Important Resources. If, due to a disability, accommodations are needed to assist the student with filing a complaint, please contact: Disability Services at (920) 693-1222. The complainant is encouraged to file the complaint as soon as possible after the incident to ensure a prompt and equitable process for all the parties involved in the situation.
Written complaints may be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinator
George Henze, Registrar & Student Conduct Officer
Office Location: L142
Title IX Student Deputy Coordinator
David Hermann, Executive Director of Admissions and High School Relations
Office Location: L234
How to File a Title IX Complaint - Staff
Any employee who believes he, she or another has been subject to or witnessed sexual misconduct (harassment) is encouraged to promptly come forward to file a complaint with the College. If the complaint is made in writing, the complainant alleging the sexual misconduct, will be asked to sign the statement. If the complaint is made verbally, then the complainant will be requested to sign a written report acknowledging the content of the statement. All reports must include details regarding the incident or conduct giving rise to the complaint, location and dates of the incident, any witnesses to the alleged incident and any action requested to resolve said incident. If the Title IX Employee Deputy Coordinator is alleged to be the person who engaged in discrimination or sexual misconduct, the incident will be investigated by the Title IX Coordinator/.
Verbal or written complaints may be submitted to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Coordinator in the Deputy’s absence.
Human Resources (Title IX Staff Deputy Coordinator)
Shikara Beaudoin, Executive Director of Human Resources
Office Location: L148
Human Resources (Title IX Coordinator)
George Henze, Registrar & Student Conduct Officer
Office Location: L142