LCCC is committed to a consistent effort in maintaining an environment free of sexual misconduct and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation. In its goal to create an environment for all students, employees and visitors which is fair and free of coercion, the College has adopted a sexual harassment policy with accompanying procedures as the basis for community education and complaint resolution.
Sexual harassment cannot and will not be tolerated at LCCC. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination in violation of College policy and Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 4112 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The College shall practice no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a nursing mother, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, as those terms are defined in Ohio law, federal law, and Executive Orders issued by the Governor for the State of Ohio in providing educational programs and activities, or work opportunities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Mr. Keith Brown, Lead Title IX Coordinator
1005 N Abbe Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
College Center (CC) 209D
Mr. Timothy Hess, Title IX Coordinator
1005 N Abbe Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
College Center (CC) 209C
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit Office for Civil Rights for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Complainant and Respondent Rights and Resources
Lorain County Community College is committed to a consistent effort in maintaining an environment free of sexual misconduct (any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation), and sex discrimination based on gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Sexual misconduct in any form will not be tolerated.
Below is a list of rights and resources afforded to complainants and respondents involved in the investigation and hearing process of sexual misconduct complaints.
- To participate in a Title IX Grievance Process that is conducted in a prompt, fair, and equitable manner, consistent with College policies.
- To have the Title IX Grievance Process conducted by officials who do not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the parties.
- To be treated with dignity and respect by all LCCC officials.
- To have access to the campus support resources, unless banned from campus or placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the Title IX Grievance Process.
- To be informed of the availability of interim and/or supportive measures such as issuing a no-contact order, changing academic or employment conditions, or providing safety escorts and parking accommodations.
- To have an advisor of their choice attend all related meetings throughout the Title IX Grievance Process.
- To receive timely notice of all related meetings to attend.
- To have made available, upon request, any information or evidence that will be used during any related meeting prior to attending that meeting.
- To receive periodic updates at reasonable intervals regarding the status of the Investigation and cause(s) for delay.
- To have the Title IX Grievance Process resolved by a preponderance of the evidence standard (whether it is more likely than not that the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy was violated).
- To receive notice of the outcome of the Title IX Grievance Process in writing (including the rationale for the outcome).
- To receive notice of the discipline imposed by the administrative action (including the rationale for any disciplinary sanction).
- To have the process and timeline for requesting an appeal of the administrative action and/or disciplinary sanctions explained.
- To participate in an appeal of the Title IX Grievance Process findings and/or of the discipline imposed.
- To have an appeal conducted in a manner consistent with the processes outlined in the College’s procedure.
- To be free from retaliation or intimidation for participating in the Title IX Grievance Process.
The following on-campus resources can provide assistance, services, and information to victims of sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking).
Ensures the health and safety of all campus community members by providing a 24/7 security presence on campus.
Library/Community Resource Center LC 106
Department Extension 4053 (440-366-4053)
Emergency Extension 4444 (440-366-4444)
Campus Security email firstname.lastname@example.org
To file an incident report; anonymous reporting is available
Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC)
The Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) provides free, caring, confidential support and connection to campus and community resources to help with any issues students face.
Library/Community Resource Center 1st Floor
ARC email email@example.com
Care Center for Addiction Recovery
Provides prevention programs and support services for controlled substance misuse.
Business Building BU 113 D
Department Extension 4848 (440-366-4848)
Partners with the campus community in creating equitable access to eligible students while promoting disability as one aspect of diversity.
College Center CC 234
Department Extension 4058 (440-366-4058)
Provides a positive environment where individuals can share common goals, ideas, principles and values.
College Center CC 206
Department Extension 4036 (440-366-4036)
Student Services Navigator
Bass Library, LC 101
Student Financial Aid
Bass Library, First Floor
Bass Library, First Floor
Nord Center 24/7 Crisis Hotline – 800-888-6161
Emily Seng, Confidential Student Advocate
Genesis House Domestic Violence Center Lorain County
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Ohio Crisis Text Line
Text 4HOPE to 741 741