Title IX : Sexual Harassment

Title IX

Did you know?

  • Title IX covers civil rights and sexual misconduct on campus
  • Protects the rights of pregnant and parenting students on campus
  • Protects faculty and staff from retaliation for reporting or attempting to remedy gender discrimination within their institution

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lamar Community College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Lamar Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Tara Silvey/Director of Human Resources as its AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA), OFFICER, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO) OFFICER, 504 COORDINATOR, AND TITLE IX COORDINATOR with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Silvey/DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, EO and TITLE IX COORDINATOR at (719) 336-1572, EOandTitleIX@lamarcc.edu, or 2401 S Main St, Lamar, CO 81052.

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

In case of assault

If you are sexually assaulted, you are encouraged to seek out services and obtain a medical examination. Students are encouraged to contact LopesCares at LopesCares.LCC@lamarcc.edu. The LopesCares email is monitored and answered everyday and night, year-around. You may also submit a report of assault or concern in the form to the left.

LCC partners with Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC) in Lamar to respond to reports of sexual assault. DSRC works with trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who are available to provide specialized services to sexual assault victims.

Free transportation to receive SANE services is available from the Domestic Safety Resource Center. The Domestic Safety Resource Center also has other support services available to victims 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Domestic Safety Resource Center
109 W Lee Ave, Ste 16-1
Lamar, CO 81052
(719) 336-4357

After an incident of sexual assault and domestic violence, the victim should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible. In Colorado, evidence may be collected even if you choose not to make a report to law enforcement. It is important that a victim of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing or clean the bed/linen/area where they were assaulted, if the offense occurred within the past 96 hours so that evidence (as may be necessary to the proof of criminal activity) may be preserved. In circumstances of sexual assault, if victims do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease. Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents (if they have any) that would be useful to College hearing boards/investigators or police.

Retaliation is Prohibited

It is a violation of CCCS policy and LCC procedures to engage in retaliatory acts against any student or employee who reports an incident of sexual misconduct, or any employee or student who testifies, assists or participates in a proceeding, investigation or hearing relating to such allegation of sexual misconduct.

Contact Information

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct/harassment, contact:

Tara Silvey
Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
office: (719) 336-1572
email: tara.silvey@lamarcc.edu

— or —

Chad DeBono
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
office: (719) 336-1517
email: Chad.DeBono@lamarcc.edu


Policies and Procedures

Student and Employee Grievance Procedure Related to Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct,

Prohibition of Discrimination or Harassment,

Affirmative Action/Anti-Discrimination,


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