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Title IX Team
Nygil Likely is designated as the Title IX Coordinator for Lake Michigan College. The Title IX Coordinator serves the campus community as a contact point for Title IX communications and grievances. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordination of all the institution’s compliance efforts on gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual assault, athletics equity and related civil rights investigations.
Lake Michigan College's Title IX Team receives training through ATIXA - learn more on their website.
Title IX Coordinator
Vice President of Student Affairs
Benton Harbor Campus, Main Building, A-303
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director, Human Resources
Director, Culture and Talent Success
Definitions and Resources
The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, arrest record and disability in all employment practices, including terms, conditions and privileges of employment. This act prohibits discrimination and provides specific remedies and penalties. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits sexual harassment of students in any part of any higher education institution receiving federal funds and requires institutions to maintain grievance procedures capable of prompt and equitable resolution of sexual harassment complaints.
Lake Michigan College prohibits sexual harassment in its employment practices and in its education programs and activities.
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, including unwanted touching, verbal remarks of a sexually suggestive or derogatory nature, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature which have as their consequence an adverse effect on the recipients’ morale, work status, or academic or job performance. Such conduct is absolutely prohibited whether the perpetrators are students, employees of the College or contractors or other non-employees who have reason to be on College premises where:
- submission to such conduct is either an expressed or implied condition of employment, education, or academic, financial or counseling assistance,
- submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for an employment decision or the performance evaluation of students or staff, or
- the conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an affected person’s work or scholarly performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or education environment.
The College will actively investigate any allegations of sexual harassment by students or staff, and if it is determined that sexual harassment has occurred, will take prompt and appropriate disciplinary action.
Anyone who believes that sexual harassment has occurred is expected to report such conduct promptly under appropriate College procedures.