Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Lamar Institute of Technology(LIT) has procedures in place to sensitively respond to those who report relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and stalking, including informing individuals about their right to file criminal charges as well as the availability of assistance in the form of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, and other services on and/or off campus, and additional remedies to prevent contact between a complainant and an accused party, such as housing, academic, transportation and working accommodations, if reasonably available. LIT will make such accommodations, if the victim requests them and if they are reasonable, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to local law enforcement. A victim may decline to notify local law enforcement; however, LIT will assist victims who choose to make such reports.  

Anyone wishing to report sexual misconduct should contact the Title IX Coordinator as follows:
File a Title IX Report
Phone: (409) 247-4838

Individuals may file anonymous reports; however, anonymous reports may be difficult for LIT to follow up/or take action on, where validating information is limited.

LIT policy dictates that an offense of sexual assault is encouraged to be reported to the police department allowing for the use of all lawful means under criminal statutes to assist the victim/survivor and for prosecution of the suspect(s). Once a victim desires to make a report of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, the Lamar University Police Department procedures goes into effect, providing the following options in both verbal and written forms. The Lamar University Police Department:
 1. Ensures the safety of the victim
2. Determines the medical needs of the victim and facilitates the victim’s need for medical treatment, if needed or desired by the victim, including, if opted for, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE).
 3. Assures the victim of options in having support from psychological services, advisors, advocates, the Associate Dean of Students office or personal friend/parent during an investigation.
4. Provides in writing the options for investigation, accommodations, rights as a victim under the Lamar Institute of Technology’s policies, procedures, TSUS Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, TSUS Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures;  and under Texas State law, as well as options on resources available to the student.

5. Provides for the optional legal use of a Pseudonym in cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to protect, as much as legally possible, the victim’s identity, and as provided by state law.
6. Provides for the options of refusing a full investigation or prosecution of the suspect.
7. Provides the option for Title IX accommodations as provided through the Student Services- Title IX Coordinator or Associate Dean of Students/Registrar.
8. Provides for the on-campus student the options for escort to classes or work on campus.

The information as provided to the victim is also listed within the Annual Security Report on behalf of Lamar Institute of Technology.
 All Campus Security Authorities are directed, if the victim so chooses, to facilitate reporting to the Lamar University Police Department.

File a Title IX Report

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