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Complaint Process

Any employees or students who believe that discrimination has occurred against themselves or others are urged to report the matter as soon as possible to any human resources representative:

Human Resources Department
Administration Building
610 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Mail code: 8041
Phone number: 517-483-1870
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Student Title IX Discrimination Complaint Form

Download the Student Discrimination Complaint Form

Employee Title IX Discrimination Complaint Form

Download the Employee Discrimination Complaint Form

Procedures for filing a complaint

The grievance procedures and guidelines below are for Lansing Community College students and employees who file a complaint regarding discrimination and/or sexual harassment. The investigation of all sexual harassment/discrimination complaints will be handled through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs.

Responsibility to report

Prompt reporting of all complaints is critical and necessary as it is often difficult to trace the facts of an incident or incidents long after they have occurred. It is recommended that complaints be filed within sixty (60) calendar days of the alleged incident. All complaints will be investigated. The Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs is given the responsibility to identify and respond with the appropriate level of fact finding for discrimination complaints.

Retaliation/Reprisal

If staff receive a complaint from a student or an employee regarding discrimination and/or sexual harassment, ask the student or employee to complete a complaint form and then forward the signed form to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs Office. Discrimination/sexual harassment forms are available in the following offices: College Human Resources Office, Executive Office, Divisional Dean's Offices, and the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs Office.

Do not investigate or discuss the complaint with others. Confidentiality should be maintained by all involved in the complaint to protect the creditability and integrity of the fact finding process.

If for some reason the form is not filled out, report the name of the complainant, and his/her phone number, if known, to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs (the Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer) and encourage the complainant to contact the EO Officer.

The grievance procedures and guidelines below are for Lansing Community College students and employees who file a complaint regarding discrimination and/or sexual harassment. The investigation of all sexual harassment/discrimination complaints will be handled through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs.

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Investigation procedures

Actions may be taken by the Equal Opportunity Officer to informally resolve a complaint which include, but is not limited to:

  • listening to the complainant to determine desired action;

  • advising the parties about the College's anti-discrimination policy and procedures;

  • having the complainant meet with the respondent and the Equal Opportunity Officer to discuss the complaint; and

  • meeting with supervisors or other appropriate individuals to resolve the matter.

The EO Officer may investigate the complaint or designate a person(s) who has been trained to investigate the alleged complaint.

Functions of the investigator or investigation team

  1. To help educate the LCC community about discrimination and/or sexual harassment.

  2. To assist in the investigation of complaints of discrimination and/or sexual harassment brought by LCC students or employees.

  3. To make recommendations for resolution, corrective action and/or disciplinary action when designated by the EO Officer.

Timetable

An investigation will begin no later than twenty (20) working days following the receipt of the discrimination/sexual harassment complaint form or immediately following a request from the EO Officer. The investigation will conclude once all appropriate information has been gathered or witnesses interviewed.

Complaints

The EO Officer will contact the complainant and inform him/her when the investigation will occur. The complainant may be asked to submit additional information, if necessary, for the investigation to continue. An exit interview will be conducted with the complainant to review the results of the fact finding.

Notification

The EO Officer will inform the alleged harasser/discriminator of the complaint as soon as is practicable or if appropriate, within the timeliness specified within the designated Master Agreement. The results of the investigation will be reviewed with the alleged harasser/discriminator in the exit interview upon the completion of the fact finding.

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Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs at Lansing Community College

Human Resources Department
Administration Bldg, Room 103
Phone: (517) 483-1673
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