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Have you experienced a sexual misconduct or gender-based incident?

Our first concern is to provide immediate support to ensure your safety and well-being.

Follow these steps if you believe you may have been involved in a sexual misconduct or gender-based incident:

When making a report please be aware of confidentiality:

College employees, except those statutorily barred from doing so, have a duty to immediately report possible Title IX violations to the Title IX Coordinator. See Mandatory Reporting.

If you have confidentiality concerns, ask the Title IX Coordinator if you can speak with someone who can maintain confidentiality. If you would like to consult with someone outside the campus who can maintain confidentiality, contact the Emergency Support Shelter (ESS), 24 hours at day, at (360) 425-1176

Reportable Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Offenses

Includes, but not limited to:

  • Discrimination on the basis of sex.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Sexual violence/sexual assault.
  • Sexual exploitation.
  • Unwelcome sexual conduct.
  • Unwelcome sexual advances or propositions that interfere with a student's education or person's employment.
  • Using electronic devices or technology (e.g., cell phone, camera, email, Internet sites or social networks) to record or transmit nudity or sexual acts without a person's knowledge and/or permission.
  • Committing violence within a relationship (domestic violence or intimate partner violence)
  • Excessive unwanted and persistent attention on a regular basis either with electronic devices or in person or other means (stalking).
  • Intentionally observing nudity or sexual acts of another person without the person's knowledge or permission (voyeurism).
  • Unwanted touching of the genitals, buttocks, or breasts that is intentional or other unwanted touching or groping.
  • Forcing/coercing someone to touch you or someone else in a sexual manner.
  • Threatening to sexually harm someone.
  • Initiating sexual activity with a person who is incapacitated and unable to provide consent due to alcohol and/or drug consumption or other condition
  • Inducing incapacitation for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
  • Ignoring a sexual limit that has been communicated.
  • Coercing or intimidating someone into sexual behavior.
  • Sexual assault, including unwanted penetration of an orifice (anal, vaginal, oral) with the penis, finger or objects.

Working Together to End Sexual Violence

Yes Means Yes

Click above to access a guide to keeping each other safe from sexual violence.

LCC is committed to fostering a safe learning and working environment for students and employees in compliance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other legislation.


Please Make a Report if you observe or experience harassment, discrimination, bias, misconduct or threatening behavior.


Contact Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX /EEO Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator can address faculty, staff and student concerns related to sexual harassment, sexual assault and other actions that fall within the college' obligations under Title IX. In addition, contact any Taskforce Member.

Title IX / EEO Coordinator, Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

  Kendra Sprague
  Administration Building Room 115
  (360) 442-2121
  title9@lowercolumbia.edu

Title IX / EEO Deputy Coordinator, Vice President of Student Services

  Sue Orchard
  Admissions Center Room 159
  (360) 442-2301
  title9@lowercolumbia.edu

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