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unlawful restraint, public nudity or sexual contact would also constitute
major misconduct.
xi.Conspires, facilitates or otherwise assists another who engages in any action
that constitutes major misconduct
03. Retaliation Prohibited: A student, a group of students or a student organization shall
not retaliate against any person who files a complaint or grievance; reports misconduct,
participates as a witness in an investigation, or otherwise provides information to college
officials. Retaliation can be classified as minor or major misconduct depending on the
nature of the action.
04. Any person may file a verbal or written complaint with Director of Student Services
against any student for misconduct. The complaint and appeal procedure is outlined in
Policy and Procedure 800.31.
01. Lake Region State College (LRSC) strives to create a campus community free from
interpersonal abuse. In working to achieve this intent, LRSC commits to:
a. Taking action to stop misconduct,
b. Taking action to remedy its effects by providing advocacy, support and
appropriate referral services for recipients of the behavior,
c. Taking action to prevent recurrences,
d. Educating individuals and promoting discussions on interpersonal abuse and
violence, and
e. Conducting impartial investigations of all reports of misconduct through fair,
equitable and prompt procedures. Campus investigations will be conducted
independently from any law enforcement investigations.
02. This policy is required by federal law and implementation is guided by the U.S.
Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
a. In accordance with Title IX, LRSC does not discriminate on the basis of gender in
educational programs, activities and/or employment.
b. Any form of retaliation is prohibited and is considered misconduct.
c. Misconduct is prohibited in all forms, regardless of intent to harm.
d. Also prohibited under Title IX is any rule violated on the basis of gender,
gender identity and/or sexual orientation which is severe enough to cause
discriminatory effect. This may include, but is not limited to, bullying, cyber-
bullying, relationship violence and stalking.
03. For the purpose of this policy, the following definitions apply:
a. Bullying is repeated and/or aggressive behavior likely to intimidate, hurt, control
or diminish another person, physically or mentally. Cyber-bullying is bullying
that takes place using technology.
b. Consent is words or actions showing a clear, knowing and voluntary agreement
to engage in sexual activity.
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