In honor of Pride month, the Office for Civil Rights has published a Pride blog, and issued a notice of interpretation. This notice explains that the OCR will enforce Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with the reasoning in Bostock v. Clayton County, issued one year ago on June 15, 2020. You can find the press release here. Additionally, the OCR compiled a list of resources for LGBT+ students.
Thank you to the Lake Forest College Community for sharing your feedback with the Title IX Office this spring. This valuable information will help inform the ongoing efforts, initiate additional process improvement, and provide services that is fair and equitable for all. Looking forward to sharing some of the Title IX Office updates this fall. Have a great summer!
Missed the April Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and activities? Visit our 'Learn More: Awareness, Rights, & Misconduct' page for programs held. Below is April's event calendar.
Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Some forms of sexual misconduct also violate the criminal laws of the State of Illinois. Sexual misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, including people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. Sexual misconduct can be committed by a person of any gender identity, and can occur between people of the same or different gender identities. You can access the College’s complete Sexual Misconduct Policy and Resources here.
Title IX Coordinator
If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 for local, non-college law enforcement and medical assistance. You may also dial the College’s Public Safety Department at 847.735.5555 (on-campus at 5555) to connect you to the local police.
Previous Campus Awareness Programming
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020
Student Information Sessions
Meet key stakeholders and attend a Title IX information session to learn more about the new Tilte IX sex discrimination and gender-based harassment regulations. A Zoom link will be shared closer to the event dates and students can join using their student login and passwords.
Monday, October 5
Thursday, October 8
Tuesday, October 13
Informational session and Q&A
New Title IX Regulations Released, May 6, 2020
The campus has learned of the release of the long-awaited Title IX federal regulations. We are reviewing the new regulations and will share additional information with the campus through various avenues, as we evaluate how this will impact our campus. View the campus message here.
Sexual Misconduct, including sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation harassment, non-consensual sexual penetration, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, is strictly prohibited at Lake Forest College.
The White House Issues Proclamation on National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month: Read the Proclamation here.
Among undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation. (AAU et. al, 2015).
National Crime Victims’s Rights Info April 19-25, 2020
Visit the awareness page for National Crime Victims’s Rights info April 19-25 and other prevention and awareness information.
Denim Day-Get Involved. Visit Title IX awareness page.