kNOw More – Ending Sexual Violence

Policy Statement­­­­­

“kNOw MORE” is Lee College’s initiative to end sexual violence. We believe that all individuals have the right to a safe campus environment, free from threats of violence. At Lee College, harming another person by committing any form of sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking is strictly prohibited.

How to Report Any Incidence of Sexual Violence or Misconduct (Online Reporting Form)

Any Lee College student or employee may use this online report to report any Title IX issue (with the option to report anonymously)

In addition, any Title IX issue may be made directly to the appointed Title IX Coordinator.

Students should contact:

Dr. Rosemary Coffman, Associate Dean | Student Affairs | 281.425.6387

Employees should contact:

Confidential Employees

Lee College recognizes the importance of supporting those who have experienced any form of sexual violence regardless if the student or employee decides to move forward with reporting such violations. The college has designated Confidential Employees to serve as advocates and may provide support in a secure environment in which questions can be asked, information provided, and guidance offered should the student wish to file a formal complaint. The following individuals serve as confidential employees.

Due to certain obligations, the college cannot guarantee confidentiality to those who file a complaint; however, privacy is maintained to the greatest extent possible. Information provided will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or to see a resolution. College officials must weigh the request of confidentiality with the college’s obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all members of the community. For reporting purposes, public record keeping (i.e., Clery Act reporting and disclosures), will be made with the inclusion of personally identifying information about the victim.

What is the Campus SaVE Act?

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act was passed in March 2013 as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). The Campus SaVE Act amends the Clery Act, which requires higher education institutions to report crime statistics and disclose security-related information in the following ways:

  • It adds offenses involving domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to the crimes that institutions must report and include in their annual security reports (ASR).
  • It expands the categories of reportable “hate crimes” to include those based on bias against gender identity or national origin.
  • The policy statements filed as part of the Annual Security Report (ASR) must now include detailed descriptions of the institution’s internal procedures in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, as well as descriptions of its education and prevention programs.