Sexual Assault

Regulation IV.25
In accordance with Pennsylvania State and Federal law, referred to as the College and University and Security Information Act 73 and the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, respectively, Lehigh Carbon Community College in accordance with the Higher Education Act amended as of 1992 will report sexual assault crime statistics and provide guidelines on sexual assault to students and LCCC employees.

Members Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The Federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights

• Survivors shall be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.

• Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.

• Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.

• Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.

• Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.

Procedures for Victims of Sexual Assault

In accordance with Pennsylvania state and federal law, referred to as the College and University and Security Information Act 73 and the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, respectively, Lehigh Carbon Community College, in accordance with the Higher Education Act amended as of 1992 will report sexual assault crime statistics and provide guidelines on sexual assault to students and LCCC employees.

Definition:

Sexual Assault Any sexual act physically directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Male victims of sexual assault receive the same services as women.

Sexual Harassment

Members of the college community should also be aware of the college regulations regarding sexual harassment. This is a separate policy, and information regarding this policy can be found in the Student Handbook and in the Employment Policies and Procedures Manual, obtained from the director of human resources, the dean of student development, or a counselor.

Sexual Assault Protocol

If you are in need of immediate medical attention, contact the local police and campus security. Public Safety will arrange transportation to hospitals for victims of sexual assault. Also see “Medical Treatment for Sexual Assaults”

To request transportation, contact Public Safety at:

Department of Public Safety and Security:
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - noon (if classes are held).
Dial 1911 from any telephone on campus (except pay telephones)
Dial 1169 from any telephone on campus (except pay telephones)

Public Safety will arrange transportation to hospitals for victims of sexual assault.

Reporting Options for Victims

You may choose to file a criminal charge with the police or you may file a charge with college security or administration. If you choose to file criminal charges, you must file charges with the police. The college is required by law to contact local police any time a crime has been committed. The campus security staff will give the police a written copy of their report. You may request that your identity be kept confidential until or unless you make a commitment to proceed with criminal or college prosecution.

Student Conduct Action If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Investigation Options

If you have been assaulted by another student or group of students and are considering college action, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with the dean of student development. This will enable you to review procedures should you decide to file formal charges through the college’s disciplinary system. This discussion does not obligate you to pursue official action.

A student who is the victim of sexual assault has several options with regard to how the case is handled. The student may choose to:

  1. Press criminal charges through the local police departments.
  2. Press charges through the college disciplinary system as stated in the Student Handbook.
  3. Press charges through both systems concurrently.
  4. Press no charges but request a meeting with the assailant to discuss the incident through the dean of student development.
  5. Press no charges, but seek a “No Contact” order through the dean of student development.

Initiate Student Conduct Charges

Should a sexual assault occur on campus or at a college-sponsored activity off campus, the college has the legal obligation to report this violation to the appropriate law enforcement agency. In addition to being subject to possible criminal liability, a student may be subject to sanctions of the Student Code of Conduct.

Maintaining Personal Security

At your request, the dean of student development may make special provisions for assistance in changing academic situations after an alleged sexual assault incident and if such changes are reasonably available.

Reporting Sexual Offenses

If you have been sexually assaulted, this is a violation of the law and college regulations. Such complaints can be reported to the local police, campus security or the director of human resources. The dean of student development will assist you with this report if necessary.

Faculty and Staff

Donna Williams - Director of Human Resources- Title IX Coordinator 610-799-1107

Students

LCCC Schnecksville
Peggy Heim - Dean of Student Development - 610-799-1532
Department of Public Safety - 610-799-1169

LCCC Allentown
Mary Kovalchick - Director of Literacy and Job Training - 610-799-1957
Margarita Rodriquez - Site Supervisor - 610-799-1948

LCCC Tamaqua
Jeanne Miller - Director - 610-799-1242
Cheryl Fisher - Site Supervisor - 610-799-1241

LCCC Jim Thorpe
Jeanne Miller - Director - 570-732-1897
Cheryl Fisher - Site Supervisor 570-732-1899

LCCC Airport Site - Lehigh Valley International Airport
Bradley Snyder - Chief Instructor - 610-262-7089

LCCC Baum School of Art - Allentown
Shannon Slattery Fugate - Executive Director - 610-433-0032