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2017 – 2018 LWTech Student Handbook
Introduction
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) recognizes its responsibility for investigation, resolution, implementation of corrective measures, and monitoring of the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent all manners of discrimination. To this end, LWTech has enacted a Title IX Policy and Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure statement prohibiting discrimination or harassment against any employee, student, applicant or visitor, and including legally defined members of a protected class. Any individual found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the college or from employment.
Any employee, student, applicant, or visitor who believes that he, she or they have been the subject of discrimination or harassment should report the incident or incidents to the college’s Title IX / EEO Coordinator identified below. If the complaint is against that Coordinator, the complainant should report the matter to the President’s office for referral to an alternate designee.
Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX / EEO Coordinator / Affirmative Action Officer / Ethics Officer
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, 11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 Contact info: (425) 739-8251
The Title IX / EEO Coordinator or designee:
• Will accept all complaints and referrals from college or district employees, applicants, students, and visitors. • Will make determinations regarding how to handle requests by complainants for confidentiality.
• Will keep accurate records of all complaints and referrals for the required time period.
• May conduct investigations or delegate and oversee investigations conducted by a designee.
• May impose interim remedial measures to protect parties during investigations of discrimination or harassment.
• Will issue written findings and recommendations upon completion of an investigation.
• May recommend specific corrective measures to stop, remediate, and prevent the recurrence of inappropriate conduct.
The college encourages the timely reporting of any incidents of discrimination or harassment. Long delays may be considered detrimental to the accuracy of the complaint. Complaints may be submitted in writing or orally. For complainants who wish to submit a written complaint, a formal complaint form is available online at:
http://www.lwtech.edu/about_lwtech/equalopportunity
Hardcopies of the complaint form are available at the following locations on campus at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, 11605 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98034:
• Human Resources Office
• Campus Public Safety
• Student Services Administrator
Definitions
1. Complainant: employee(s), applicant(s), student(s), or visitors(s) of LWTech who alleges that she, he or they /have been subjected to discrimination or harassment.
2. Complaint: a description of facts that allege violation of the college’s policy against discrimination or harassment.
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