Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policies and Resources

 

LTC Sexual Misconduct Policy and Statement

Lakeshore Technical College is bound by, and supports, all applicable laws. The Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 ensures the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SAVE) of 2013 and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) ensures that colleges and universities implement policies and programs to prevent sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and hate crimes.

LTC adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. LTC does not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, creed, color, sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, ancestry, religion, genetic testing or other applicable legislated categories, in its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admissions, treatment and access. Moreover, LTC provides assurances that lack of English reading/speaking skills will not be a barrier to admittance and participation in the College.

Employees and students are subject to various federal, state and local laws, which regulate civil and criminal conduct. Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual assault and harassment are forms of sex discrimination that are prohibited under Title IX. Sexual assault is an act of sexual violence, which involves any form of sexual contact or conduct without a person's consent. Title IX and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013 ensure that colleges and universities implement policies and programs to prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship based violence, and hate crimes.  

Who to contact for assistance

Members of the LTC community are encouraged to direct Title IX questions, concerns, and complaints to the Title IX Student Coordinator, the Title IX Employee Coordinator or the Title IX Deputy Coordinator. 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 Services,  or Human Resources.

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, print and complete the Sexual Misconduct Incident Report found at right under Important Resources and return it to the appropriate Title IX Coordinator listed on the form. 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

Polly Abts, Interim Vice President of Student Services
Office Location: L143
Phone: 920-693-1221
Email: doug.gossen@gotoltc.edu

Title IX Student Deputy Coordinator

Kristi Irving, Counselor                
Office Location: L143
Phone: 920-693-1663
Email: kristi.irving@gotoltc.edu

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/Chief Human Resources Officer.

Verbal or written complaints may be submitted to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator or the Chief Human Resources Officer in the Deputy’s absence.

Human Resources (Title IX Staff Deputy Coordinator)

Lisa Kwarciany, Human Resources Analyst                
Office Location: L148
Phone: 920-693-1158
Email: lisa.kwarciany@gotoltc.edu

Human Resources (Title IX Coordinator)

Kathy Kotajarvi, Chief Human Resources Officer
Office Location: L148
Phone:920-693-1163
Email: kathy.kotajarvi@gotoltc.edu

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