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Letter to Parents

Dear Parents / Guardians:

We welcome you and your student to the Iowa Lakes Community College family!  College is a big step in life and we want this to be a positive experience as you enter our doors.
Our students’ safety is our utmost concern.  As an institution, we believe that education and prevention are key to the safety of our students as they have new experiences in a new environment. To ensure the safety of our students and to be in compliance with federal regulations, we provide educational resources and events relating to healthy relationships and the prevention of sexual assault. However, it also helps for students to hear this message prior to entering our doors.  

In accordance with federal law, there are three pieces of legislation, Title IX, The Clery Act/ Campus SaVE Act, and The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that govern the rules about sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in higher education. These regulations require colleges to give ongoing trainings to students about violence prevention. We recommend visiting www.notalone.gov and https://www.knowyourix.org, for more information.  These are valuable resources for parents and students.

During orientation week in August, all students are given information regarding sexual assault prevention and provided with campus resources.  This is a matter that is taken seriously at our institution and reported incidents are shared with our Title IX Coordinator, Kathy Muller and investigated.  If you have any question about how to talk to your child about dating violence, healthy relationships, sexual harassment, or sexual assault, please do not hesitate to contact Emily Murphy, the Violence Prevention Coordinator for Iowa Lakes Community College at emurphy@iowalakes.edu or the Educational Counselors, names, emails, numbers, etc. 

Julie Williams
Executive Dean of Students

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