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How to Report Any Incidence of Sexual Violence or Misconduct (Online Reporting Form)

Any Lee College student or employee may report suspected sexual misconduct. This tool notifies appropriate personnel. Make an online report. Those reporting may remain anonymous.

Reports can also be made directly to the appropriate Title IX Coordinator.

For students: Dr. Rosemary Coffman, Associate Dean | Student Affairs | 281.425.6387

For employees: Amanda Summers, Director | Human Resources | 281.425.6875

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

What is the Campus SaVE Act?

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act was passed in March 2013 as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). The Campus SaVE Act amends the Clery Act, which requires higher education institutions to report crime statistics and disclose security-related information in the following ways:

  • It adds offenses involving domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to the crimes that institutions must report and include in their annual security reports (ASR).
  • It expands the categories of reportable "hate crimes" to include those based on bias against gender identity or national origin.
  • The policy statements filed as part of the Annual Security Report (ASR) must now include detailed descriptions of the institution's internal procedures in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, as well as descriptions of its education and prevention programs.