Reminders about Title IX and mandatory reporting

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a portion of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that protects individuals from sex-based discrimination 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.” 
 
Sexual misconduct has been defined by state and federal law and regulations to generally mean unwelcome conduct, based on sex or gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with a person’s college employment, academic performance, or participation in college programs or activities, and that creates a working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.
 
How do I know if I am a mandatory reporter?
All LCC employees, including executives, administrators, faculty and support personnel, are “mandatory reporters.” Mandatory reporters are required to report all alleged sexual misconduct, including retaliation, to a Title IX coordinator. Student employees are not mandatory reporters, but may choose to report alleged sexual misconduct.

Counselors are not mandatory reporters, as the information shared with them is kept confidential. Allegations brought to counselors may be kept confidential and not reported to a Title IX coordinator.

For questions or to file a report, please contact a Title IX Coordinator.

To report a student:
Christine Thompson
Director of Student Compliance
Student Title IX Coordinator
Gannon Building, Room 1210
517-483-9632
thompsc@lcc.edu
 
To report an employee:
Lori Willett
Human Resources Manager
Employee Title IX Coordinator
Administration Building
517-483-1979
loriw@lcc.edu
 
To file an EEO complaint, for harassment based on race, religion, disability, or other non-gender-based issues:
JR Beauboeuf
Director of Risk Management & Equal Opportunity Officer
Washington Court Place, Room 150
517-483-1730
beauboej@lcc.edu

Learn more online. In addition, be sure you have completed the required “One Voice” employee training in the Talent Management System.