Stopping Sexual Violence
What you can do to prevent sexual assault
Faculty & Staff
Report A Complaint
The only way we can stop sexual violence is to identify when it happens and take steps to stop it from happening again. When any faculty, staff, or employees (except for those required to be confidential) hear of an incident of sexual harassment or sexual assault, he or she should contact a member of the Title IX team right away. The Title IX Coordinator reviews all complaints and determines whether an investigation is needed and what remedies can be implemented for potential victims. Where appropriate, the Title IX team will work with faculty and staff to implement remedies in order to eliminate a hostile environment that might exist for a victim.
LBCC has created a confidential forum for faculty and staff to direct any questions or concerns they may have regarding a student’s emotional health, behavior or safety. Email your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within 48 hours.
Be Open and Supportive
When faculty or staff out a sexual harassment or sexual violence complaint, the best thing to do is to listen and then report the complaint to the Title IX team for follow-up. Faculty and staff don’t have to decide who is right or wrong or try to fix the issue – the Title IX team has been trained to take care of these issues. Instead, faculty and staff are critical to maintaining an environment in which students feel safe to share complaints and in which potential hostile environments are eliminated.
Protection From Retaliation
All employees who participate as witnesses or advocates in a sexual harassment or sexual violence investigation are protected from retaliation. The College is committed to stopping sexual harassment and sexual assault, and any acts taken against those who take a stand these violations will not be tolerated. If you become aware of an act of retaliation in any form, please contact the Title IX Coordinator immediately.
Thank you for your commitment and dedication to maintaining a healthy and safe learning and working environment for students, staff, and faculty here at LBCC.
We all can make a difference in stopping sexual violence. Most sexual assaults and rape are committed by someone the victim knows, not by a stranger, and may involve situations where drinking and drug use is occurring. Here are some important tips to remember:
Safety Tips to Remember
- Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.
- Don’t just be a bystander. If you see something, intervene in any way you can.
- Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.
- Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they are okay.
- Get someone to help you if you see something—like a friend, a bartender, or host to help step in.
- Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.
- If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.
- Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.
- Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.
- Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
- Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.
- Never blame the victim.
To join thousands of people across the country in signing a pledge to end sexual violence, check out the It’s On Us campaign.