Title IX Harassment/Sexual Violence Procedures
Iowa Lakes Community College is committed to creating and maintaining an educational environment and workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment
WHAT IS SEXUAL VIOLENCE?
Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, unwanted sexual comments or advances, acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim. Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.
Information received by the Human Resources Office/Title IX Officer in connection with the filing, investigation, and resolution of allegations will be treated as private. The Director of Human Resources/Title IX Officer will disclose your information on a limited basis and only as needed to properly and thoroughly conduct an investigation, for the purposes of addressing conduct or practices that are in violation of the policy, or when required to do so by state or federal laws.
WHERE TO GO FOR HELP
Referral and advocacy services are available for any member of the Iowa Lakes student body, staff, or faculty, who believes he/she has been the victim of sexual abuse. Some of the referral and advocacy services for Sexual and Domestic Violence are:
(CAASA) Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault and Crisis Intervention Services
- Algona: 515-295-6958
- Emmetsburg: 712-262-4612
- Estherville: 712-362-3200
- Spencer: 712-262-4612
- Spirit Lake: 712-336-1255
Services are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year
Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault
Serves the Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake area you may call their 24 hour crisis line for Sexual assault and Domestic Violence services at: 877-362-4612.
Crisis Intervention Services
Outreach office serves Algona their 24 hour crisis line for Sexual Assault services is : 800-479-9071 and they also have a 24 hour crisis line for Domestic Violence services at: 855-424-9133
Family Violence Center, Fort Dodge: 515-955-5456
National Victim Center’s Info Link: 800-FYI-CALL
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Abuse: 800-942-0333
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-333-SAFE(7233)
Iowa Victim Service Call Center: 800-770-1650 or text ‘IOWAHELP’ to 20121
FILE A COMPLAINT
The Title IX Officer is responsible for investigating complaints of sexual misconduct under this policy, monitoring the response of other campus offices involved in sexual misconduct complaints, and for responding to complaints of retaliation connected to the reporting or filing of a complaint.
To file a complaint of gender based discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct:
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Officer