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Title IX: Sexual Misconduct

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts. Unless they are specifically exempt, Title IX applies to all institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Recipients subject to Title IX include approximately 16,500 local school districts, 7,000 postsecondary institutions, as well as charter schools, for-profit schools, libraries, and museums. Also included are vocational rehabilitation agencies and education agencies of 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories and possessions of the United States. OCR enforces Title IX to ensure that students have equal access to educational opportunity and can go to school without fear of sex discrimination.

For more information, please visit the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights website.

Title IX at Lake Area Tech: Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention, & Reporting

It is the goal of Lake Area Tech to maintain an safe learning environment for all students; therefore, sexual misconduct is not tolerated. To that end, Lake Area Tech actively trains students and employees on best practices to prevent sexual assault and enforces policies and procedures to stop and remedy the situation should it occur. More information is available in the handouts below:

Student Title IX Handout
Employee Title IX Handout

To report an incident, please submit the completed complaint form below to Diane Stiles, Vice President/Title IX coordinator, located in the Student Center main office or by email at diane.stiles@lakeareatech.edu. All employees are mandatory reporters.

Complaint Form

Non-Discrimination Statement

Lake Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, and employment. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Vice President
PO Box 730, Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-5284 x 225

Those in need of accommodations should notify their instructor and make appropriate arrangements with the Office of Disability Services at (605) 882-5284 x 216.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, find the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call (800) 421-3481.