Title IX – Know Your Rights

Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all areas of education programs and activities such as admissions, financial aid, housing, facilities, scholastic, intercollegiate, club and intramural athletics.

Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence and sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. SLCC is committed to ensuring all students feel safe and have the opportunity to benefit fully from education programs and activities.

SLCC has adopted policies and procedures to be in compliance with the federal and state requirements related to the Title IX Act, the VAWA Act and the SaVE Act. The college has also adopted a Sexual Misconduct Policy.

If the college is notified of sexual harassment or violence, we will:

  • Take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate the incident
  • Take prompt action to end the harassment and resolve the situation
  • Take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of future incidents

Our designated Confidential Advisor is available to help. Confidential Advisors are designated individuals who have been trained to aid a person involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process as a confidential resource.

Confidential Advisors

Kimberly Lachney
ADA Counselor
1101 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
P: (337) 521-6915
Email: Kimberly.Lachney@solacc.edu

Renee' Fruge'
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building
1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
P: 337.521.9053  
Email: renee.fruge@solacc.edu
 

 

To file a complaint of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking or retaliation, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

To file an appeal to the "Charges" and/or "Sanctions"  for Harassment, Discrimination (including Sexual Misconduct), and Retaliation, please file a written complaint to:

Title IX Coordinator
Solomon Tention
Director of Student Engagement
1101 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
P: (337) 521-6985
Email:titleix@solacc.edu 
 

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

If the incident or situation is criminal in nature, immediately contact campus security or the local police where the incident occurred.

SLCC Campus Security
Mike Terro
Campus Security Director
P: (337) 521-8914
Email: Mike.Terro@solacc.edu 

Students are strongly encouraged to report incidents and share information about sexual misconduct and harassment, even if the complainant or witness has concerns about underage drinking, drug use or other prohibited activity. 

Retaliation is prohibited against any student or employee who files a complaint of discrimination or participates in proceedings or an investigation. Retaliatory words, actions or behavior that punish or threaten to punish any student or employee under this policy is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.

Retaliation should be promptly reported to the Title IX Coordinator.