Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
The Texas State University System and Lamar State College Orange are firmly committed to maintaining an educational environment free from all forms of sex discrimination. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination and will not be tolerated. Lamar State College Orange will maintain an environment that promotes prompt reporting of all types of sexual misconduct and timely and fair resolution of sexual misconduct complaints. LSCO will take prompt and appropriate action to eliminate sexual misconduct when such is committed, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities. Sexual harassment of students or employees, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Lamar State College Orange is committed to creating an environment free of harassment and discrimination.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Lamar State College Orange is committed to providing equal access and opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, in employment, educational programs, and activities and admissions. LSCO complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination based on disability, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age, and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. Sexual misconduct, as defined in the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, constitutes a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX and Title VII.
For questions concerning our non-discrimination policy, you may contact our Title IX Coordinator Patty Collins at 409-882-3922 or the Office for Civil Rights at 214-661-9600.
Where to Report
Anonymous Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Reporting
Lamar State College Orange has adopted STOP!T, a technology platform that will help mitigate, deter, and control harmful and inappropriate behavior as well as help create a positive and safe learning environment for our campus community. STOP!T will be an integral part of our effort to deter and mitigate risks associated with sexual harassment and assault, Title IX, the Clery Act, hazing, violence, and other threats to student safety.
STOP!T provides a mobile app, allowing students immediate access to the reporting platform.
You can download the app from:
You can also access STOP!T via the web-based reporting platform for convenience from your desktop or laptop.
Title IX Coordinator
Ron Lewis Library, Room 352
Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Lead Investigator
Academic Center, Room 149
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Ron Lewis Library, Room 218-B
Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Investigator
Academic Center, Room 117
|SERVICE OFFERED||AGENCY/WEBSITE||TELEPHONE NUMBER|
|Victim Advocacy & legal assistance||Orange County District & County Attorney or Victim Assistance Coordinator||409-883-6764|
|24 HR Hotline providing intervention & referrals for suicide, sexual assault, general crisis situations||Rape & Suicide Crisis of Southeast Texas||1-800-7-WE-CARE|
|Women & Children's shelter, Counseling Services||Family Services of Southeast Texas||409-833-2668|
|Counseling Services||Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas||409-727-6400|
|Food and emergency needs||Some Other Place||409-832-7976|
|Mental health, substance abuse, and crisis screening - LMHA*||Spindletop Crisis MHMR
4305 North Tejas Parkway
Orange, Texas 77630
|Financial Assistance||Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance||409-735-8296|
|Child Care assisting, Parenting, Counseling||Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas||409-924-4400|
|Child Care Services||Texas Child Care Solutions (TWC)||409-839-8045|
|Employment and Career Exploration||Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas||409-839-8045|
|Services for persons with physical and mental disabilities||Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services||409-924-7320|
|Adult literacy and ESL education and GED preparation||Greater Orange Area Literacy Services||409-886-4311|
|Food, clothing, shelter, and disaster relief||Salvation Army - Orange||409-291-8400|
|Disaster relief, support for military families, health and safety education||American Red Cross||409-883-2322|
|Assists with food, clothes, utility payments, rent, and prescription bills as funding allows||Orange Christian Services||409-886-0938|
|Food pantry||Southeast Texas Food Bank||409-839-8777|
|24 HR child and adult abuse hotline, investigates reports of neglect and abuse of children and adults||Department of Family and Child Protective Services||409-670-4500|
|Counseling for children & non-offending family members||Garth House - Orange Office||409-883-1314|
|24-hour national hotline providing live help for sexual assault victims and their friends and families||Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network||1-800-656-HOPE|
|24 hour phone and live chat hours||The National Domestic Violence Hotline||1-800-799-1833|
|Domestic violence 24 HR crisis line||Calcasieu Women's Shelter||1-337-436-4552 or 1-800-223-8066|
|On campus 7:30am to 4:30pm in Ron Lewis Library Rm 352||LSCO Title IX Coordinator - Patty Collins||409-882-3922|
|On campus 7:30am to 4:30pm in Academic Center, Rm 149||LSCO Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Lead Investigator – Joey Hargrave||409-882-3910|
|On campus 8:00am to 5:00pm in Ron Lewis Library Rm 218B||LSCO Title IX Deputy Coordinator - Lora Rives||409-882-3343|
|On campus 8:00am to 5:00pm in Academic Center, Rm 117||LSCO Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Investigator – Alicia Jones||409-882-3991|
|On-call 24 hours a day; evidence collection for sexual assault, child and elder abuse, domestic violence||Christus St. Elizabeth - Beaumont Forensic Nurse Examiner||409-892-7171|
|Offers free, convenient, and confidential services for employees, their spouse/domestic partner, and eligible dependents.||Interface EAP-Employee Assistance Program||1-800-324-4327 or 713-781-3364|
|Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741.||Crisis Text Line||Text 741741|
|24 HR Hotline for suicide intervention, Veterans Crisis line.||Suicide Prevention Lifeline||1-800-273-TALK (8255)|
|Grief Support||Hope and Healing Grief Support Group||409-727-6400 x 219|
*Local Mental Health Authority