Sexual Offenses

At Laramie County Community College, reports of sexual assault are taken seriously and treated with dignity and respect. In order to respond effectively to sexual assault and its effects on our college community, we must be aware of any assaults that occur on campus.

Procedures

Laramie County Community College recognizes that sexual assault is a serious issue and will not tolerate acts of sexual assault on campus. The college will investigate all allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate action, working with involved parties according to the College's policies and procedures (Procedures 6.2, 6.3, 3.15, and 3.16 found here: http://policies.lccc.wy.edu/).

Victims of sexual assault may report and seek assistance from:

The College through the Title IX Coordinator –

Office – Pathfinder Suite 205
Phone – 307-778-1217
Email – TitleIX_ADA@lccc.wy.edu

The Laramie County Sheriff's Department –

Office – 1910 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone – 307-633-4700

The US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights –

Office – 999 18th St, Suite 417, Denver, CO 80202
Phone – 800-368-1019

The College encourages reporting and is ready to assist in ensuring the safety of victims and thorough and fair investigation and resolution processes. Advocacy support is available through the College and in the Cheyenne and Laramie communities, and will be offered upon any report of sexual assault.

In College proceedings, both the accuser and accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during College investigative and disciplinary proceedings, and both shall be informed of the outcome of proceedings. For further detail, Student disciplinary processes can be found here, and Employee disciplinary processes here.

Sex Offender Information

Information regarding registered sex offenders in Wyoming is available through the Wyoming Attorney General's Office, Division of Criminal Investigations at http://wysors.dci.wyo.gov/.

For information regarding offenders employed by or attending Laramie County Community College, contact Campus Safety.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any sexual penetration, sexual intrusion or sexual contact without a person's consent.

Many victims of sexual assault suffer in silence, telling no one about what happened. Embarrassment, fear of not being believed, unfamiliarity with the legal system and support services, and fear of retaliation may all contribute to reluctance to report a sexual assault. We strongly urge anyone who is a victim of sexual assault to report it promptly.

Do not douche, shower, bathe or destroy clothing. All physical evidence, including fluids, hair, clothing, and fingernail scrapings can be very important in criminal proceedings. Prompt reporting gets you into the network of support services more quickly and increases the likelihood that the offender will be caught.

The sooner you report a sexual assault, the more promptly attention can be turned to your medical and emotional needs.