The District 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.
- Title IX (NINE)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding.
"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, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault.
- Your Rights Under Title IX
Education Code Section 221.8
- You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
- You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
- You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
- You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
- You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of
all of the following:
- Equipment and supplies.
- Scheduling of games and practices.
- Transportation and daily allowances.
- Access to tutoring.
- Locker rooms.
- Practice and competitive facilities.
- Medical and training facilities and services.
- You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
- You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
- You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
- You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
What are some examples of sex discrimination?
Under Title IX, sex discrimination can take many forms, such as:
- Denying admission of a person into an educational or training program on the basis of sex;
- Disqualifying a person for a research position on the basis of sex when it is irrelevant to ability to perform the job;
- Providing unequal educational resources to students of one sex compared to another;
- Engaging in gender –based or sexual harassment such as making unwelcome sexual comments, advances, and/or name-calling on the basis of sex.
For more information on your rights under Title IX please visit the following websites:
- Annual Security Report
Lake Tahoe Community College’s 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the college. The policy statements address the college’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings, or on property owned or controlled by Lake Tahoe Community College. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, and the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.
Your safety is important to us. The best way to keep you and the rest of the LTCC family safe is for us all to report crimes or suspicious activity or behavior. We welcome any suggestion to improve these policies and procedures you think will improve the safety of students, faculty and staff. Please contact Shelley Yohnka, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Board Policy 3433 - Prohibition of Sexual Harassment under Title IX
- Administrative Procedure 3433 - Prohibition of Sexual Harassment under Title IX
- Administrative Procedure 3434 - Responding to Harassment Based on Sex under Title IX
- Circle of 6: Free App to Keep you Safe
- Step Up: Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention: More Strategies to Stop Sexual Violence
- That's Not Cool: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in a Mobile World
- Know Your IX: Information on Title IX
- Mental Health Support: Visit LTCC's Mental Health Webpage
- Live Violence Free: Computer use can be monitored. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call Live Violence Free at 530-544-4444.
- Title IX Training Materials