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Sexual Misconduct & Title IX

The Texas State University System (TSUS) and Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) are firmly committed to creating and maintaining educational communities in which each individual is respected, appreciated, and valued. LSCO's focus on tolerance, openness, and respect is key in providing every member of the LSCO community with basic human dignity free from all forms of Sexual Misconduct, including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. Any report of behavior that threatens our institutional values and breaches the TSUS Sexual Misconduct Policy shall be promptly investigated and remediated in accordance with principles of law, fairness, and equity to all Parties involved.  

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.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Letter from Title IX Coordinator

CEO's Annual Summary Data Report for 2020-2021

Title IX Team Training

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 promotes prompt reporting of all forms of sexual misconduct. To ensure all students, faculty, and staff have an option for electronic reporting of an incident of sexual misconduct, LSCO has created an online, secure reporting form. This form will enable an individual to report the alleged offense anonymously. Access the Anonymous Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Reporting Form.

Student FAQS

Title IX Coordinator
Patty Collins
Ron Lewis Library, Room 352
409-882-3922
Patty.Collins@lsco.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Lead Investigator
Joseph Hargrave
Academic Center, Room 149
409-882-3910
joseph.hargrave@lsco.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Lora Rives
Ron Lewis Library, Room 218-B
409-882-3343
lora.rives@lsco.edu 

Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Investigator
Alicia Jones
Academic Center, Room 117
409-882-3991
alicia.jones@lsco.edu

 

Community Resources

SERVICE OFFERED AGENCY / WEBSITE TELEPHONE NUMBER
LEGAL SERVICES
Victim Advocacy & legal assistance Orange County District & County Attorney or Victim Assistance Coordinator 409-883-6764
Visa and Immigration Assistance Catholic Charities of Southeast TX 409-924-4400
VICTIM SERVICES
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
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
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 for victims of domestic violence The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-1833
Trucking & Human Trafficking Lanier Law Firm 800-723-3216
A Voice for Hope www.avoiceforhope.net Bernice Morciglio
409-549-7169
Bernicem83@icloud.com
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Mental health, substance abuse, and crisis screening - LMHA* Spindletop Center South Campus 
2750 S 8th Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
409-839-1000
Mental health, substance abuse, and crisis outpatient clinic 

Spindletop Center Orange County Outpatient Clinic 
4305 N. Tejas Pkway
Orange, TX 77630

Phone:  409-883-3864
Fax:  409-883-7076
8AM-5PM

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Health Helpline NAMI Golden Triangle 409-832-7121
Services for persons with physical and mental disabilities Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services 409-924-7320
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)
Behavioral and mental health services TAN Healthcare – Beaumont & Orange 409-832-3377
DRUG & ALCOHOL ADDICTION SERVICES
Outreach, screening, assessment, and referral Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council 409-600-2427
Education and treatment services for individuals afflicted with alcohol and drug abuse Recovery Council of Southeast Texas 409-842-2408
Addiction treatment and recovery services Spindletop - Addiction Treatment & Recovery (ATAR) 409-839-1033
COUNSELING SERVICES
Counseling Services Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas 409-727-6400
Counseling for children & non-offending family members Garth House - Orange Office 409-883-1314
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
Grief Support Hope and Healing Grief Support Group 409-727-6400 x 219
HEALTH (NON-EMERGENCY) SERVICES
Health Services, Urgent, non-life-threatening medical services Orange County Urgent Care
Golden Triangle Emergency Center – Orange
TAN Healthcare – Beaumont & Orange
409-330-4707
409-920-4470
409-832-3377
BASIC NEEDS SERVICES
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program College SNAP Project  
Food pantry Southeast Texas Food Bank
Salvation Army - Orange
409-839-8777
409-291-8400
Food and emergency needs Some Other Place Some Other Place
Meals served in Orange Tues. – First Presbyterian Church
Wed. – Student Baptist Ministry
Fri. – First Presbyterian Church
410 Ninth Street, Orange
LSCO Student Center
410 Ninth Street, Orange
Assists with food, clothes, utility payments, rent, and prescription bills as funding allows Orange Christian Services
Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance
Salvation Army - Orange
409-886-0938
409-735-8296
409-291-8400
Financial Assistance Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas 409-924-4400
CHILD CARE SERVICES
Child Care assisting, Parenting, Counseling Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas 409-924-4400
Child Care Services Texas Child Care Solutions (TWC) 409-839-8045
Child Care Assistance Program Day Care Assistance Program (LSCO) 409-882-3955
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER SERVICES
Employment and Career Exploration Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas 409-839-8045
Adult literacy and ESL education and GED preparation Greater Orange Area Literacy Services 409-886-4311
DISASTER RELIEF SERVICES
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
TITLE IX TEAM
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

*Local Mental Health Authority

LSCO Crime Statistics

Campus Security Authorities