Staff and Faculty Responsibilities To Stop Sexual Violence

  • District Employees and Officials with Authority

District Officials with Authority are not confidential resources and are required to report allegations of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator promptly. All other employees are encouraged to report allegations to the Title IX Coordinator but are not required to do so.

The District has designated the following employees as Officials with Authority:

        • Superintendent/President
        • All Vice Presidents
        • All Deans/Senior Directors
        • All Directors
        • All Academic Employees
        • All Permanent Employees

Officials with Authority are required to report all relevant information they know about sexual harassment including including the name of the Respondent, the Complainant, any other witnesses, and the date, time, and location of the alleged incident.

 

  • Report a Complaint

The only way we can stop sexual harassment is to identify when it happens and take steps to stop it from happening again. When any faculty and staff identified above as "Officials with Authority" hear of an incident of sexual harassment or sexual assault, they are to contact the Title IX Coordinator right away. After receiving a report of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will contact the Complainant and reporting party to explain their rights under Title IX policy and procedures. The Complainant will then be invited to an in-person meeting. The Title IX Coordinator will discuss supportive measures with the Parties.

Email Your Concerns to yohnka@ltcc.edu. Lake Tahoe Community College has created a confidential forum for faculty and staff to direct any questions or concerns they may have regarding a student’s emotional health, behavior or safety.  

 

  • Be Open and Supportive

When faculty or staff find out about a sexual harassment complaint, the best thing to do is to listen and then report the complaint to the Title IX team for follow-up. Faculty and staff don’t have to decide who is right or wrong or try to fix the issue—the Title IX team has been trained to take care of these issues. Instead, faculty and staff are critical in maintaining an environment in which students feel safe to share complaints and in which potential hostile environments are eliminated.

 

  • Protection and Retaliation

All employees who participate as witnesses or advocates in a sexual harassment or sexual violence investigation are protected from retaliation. The College is committed to stopping sexual harassment and sexual assault, and any acts taken against those who take a stand these violations will not be tolerated. If you become aware of an act of retaliation in any form, please contact the Director of Human Resources immediately at (530) 541-4660 x 269 or yohnka@ltcc.edu

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to maintaining a healthy and safe learning and working environment for students, staff, and faculty here at Lake Tahoe Community College.