Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Policy
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education a program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” –20 U.S.C. § 1681
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of any student or employee, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
Who is Covered by Title IX?
Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. If only one of the institution’s programs or activities receives federal funding, all of the programs within the institution must comply with Title IX regulations. In compliance with Title IX, Laramie County Community College (LCCC) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment as well as in all programs and activities.
Title IX Coordinators
In accordance with Title IX regulations, LCCC has designated Carol Hoglund, Vice President for Administration and Finance Services, as the college’s Title IX coordinator. She is responsible for tracking and monitoring incidents of gender based discrimination, including misconduct, to ensure the college responds effectively to each complaint, and where necessary, for conducting investigations of particular situations. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns and complaints of non-compliance, may be directed to her. The college has also designated Tammie Keney, Disability Support Services, Kim Castaneda, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Peggie Kresl-Hotz, Human Resources as Title IX Deputy Coordinators. They are responsible for receiving student or employee complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, against other LCCC students or employees. Coordinators are knowledgeable about, and will provide information on, all options for complaint resolution. Those options may vary depending on the nature of the complaint, whether the complainant is a student, faculty or staff member, the wishes of the complainant regarding confidentiality and whether the complainant prefers to proceed formally or informally. Together, the coordinators play an integral role in carrying out the College's commitment to provide a positive learning, teaching and working environment for the entire community.
Complaints Under Title IX at LCCC
Students: If you are a student who believes you have been subjected to (1) sexual harassment by College faculty or staff; or (2) any other form of gender discrimination under Title IX, you may report such misconduct or file a formal complaint with the Title IX Coordinator in the Administration and Finance Services Office, Deputy Title IX Coordinators in the Disability Resource Center, Athletics or Human Resources. If you are a student who believes you have been or are the victim of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct, by another College student, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with the Title IX Coordinator in the Administration and Finance Office or with Deputy Title IX Coordinators in the Disability Resource Center, Athletics or Human Resources.
Employees: If you are an employee who believes you have been subjected to discrimination under Title IX, including sexual harassment, or who wishes to file a complaint under Title IX, you can do so with the Title IX Coordinator in the Administration and Finance Services Office or with Deputy Title IX Coordinators in the Disability Resource Center, Athletics or Human Resources offices.
- Carol Hoglund, Title IX Coordinator, Administration and Finance Services, AD 111 1400 E. College Drive Cheyenne, WY 82007, Phone: 307.778.1281 Fax: 307.778.4300, email@example.com
- Tammie Keney, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Disability Support Services, EEC 223 1400 E. College Drive Cheyenne, WY 82007, Phone: 307.778.1359 Fax: 307.778.1262, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kim Castaneda, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Intercollegiate Athletics, PE 130 1400 E. College Drive Cheyenne, WY 82007, Phone: 307.778.1373 Fax: 307.778.1955, email@example.com
- Peggie Kresl-Hotz, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Human Resources, AM 147 1400 E. College Drive Cheyenne, WY 82007, Phone: 307.778.1258 Fax: 307.778.1682, firstname.lastname@example.org
Failure to Comply with Title IX
The penalty for failure to comply with Title IX in the most extreme circumstances can include the termination of all or part of an institution’s federal funding. This includes grants, subsidies, and other program funds from the federal government. In addition to the loss of federal funds, institutions may be sued by those seeking redress for violations of Title IX. It is essential that institutions receiving federal financial assistances operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at LCCC, the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance are listed under Contact Information.