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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.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Letter from Title IX Coordinator

CEO's Annual Summary Data Report for 2019-2020

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 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:

Google Play

You can also access STOP!T via the web-based reporting platform for convenience from your desktop or laptop.

Student FAQS

Title IX Coordinator
Patty Collins
Ron Lewis Library, Room 352

Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Lead Investigator
Joseph Hargrave
Academic Center, Room 149

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Lora Rives
Ron Lewis Library, Room 218-B

Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Investigator
Alicia Jones
Academic Center, Room 117


Community Resources
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

LSCO Crime Statistics

Campus Security Authorities