Melissa McFarlane
Title IX Coordinator
melissa.mcfarlane@lltc.edu
(218) 335-4261
Cedar Hall Office 210-

JR Robinson
Title IX Investigator
john.robinson@lltc.edu
(218) 335-4260
Oak Hall Office 102

Bill Fredrickson - Admin

Bill Fredrickson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
bill.fredrickson@lltc.edu
(218) 335-4234
Oak Hall Office 119 & 121

Jorge Mendoza - Staff

Jorge Mendoza
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
jorge.mendoza@lltc.edu
(218) 335-4262
Cedar Hall Office 207-J

Our Mission

The Leech Lake Tribal College’s Title IX Office is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination. LLTC takes complaints of sexual harassment seriously. If you have witnessed or have been a victim of sexual harassment immediately contact LLTC’s Title IX Coordinator: at 218-556-8325 or email: titleixreporting@lltc.edu.

If you are in imminent or present danger call 9-1-1 or the Cass Lake Police Department 218-335-2351 for assistance.

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Discrimination, & Sexual Violence

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights defines sexual harassment as: “any of three types of misconduct on the basis of sex, all of which jeopardize the equal access to education that Title IX is designed to protect: Any instance of quid pro quo harassment by a school’s employee; any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access; any instance of sexual assault (as defined in the Cle1y  Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VA WA).”

Sexual Harassment comes in many forms and can include but is not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when a person’s submission to such conduct is implicitly or explicitly made the basis for employment decisions, academic evaluation, grades or advancement, or other decisions affecting participation in a LLTC activity program (quid pro quo), or when such conduct creates a hostile working environment as defined by LLTC policy.

Gender Discrimination

In addition to sexual harassment, discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex- or gender-stereotyping, and sexual orientation violates law and other LLTC policies. Such discrimination may also contribute to the creation of a hostile work or academic environment based on sex and thus constitute or contribute to sexual harassment. Harassment that may not be sexual, but still contributes to a hostile work or academic environment, may also violate the University’s other non-discrimination policies.

Our Commitment to Students, Staff, Faculty, and the Public

Everyone at LLTC — students, faculty, staff, administrators, and visitors — has the right to a safe learning and working environment and safe visiting experience. Each of us plays a critical role in ensuring that LLTC is a safe place.

Reporting

Sexual violence, discrimination, and sexual harassment violate both law and LLTC policy. Any member of the LLTC community may report conduct that may constitute sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior (“Prohibited Conduct”). LLTC will respond promptly and equitably to such reports, and will take appropriate action to stop, prevent, and remedy the Prohibited Conduct, and when necessary, to discipline the Respondent.

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Detailed contact information for the LLTC Title IX Coordinator is available on the LLTC website under Title IX. There is no time limit to report sexual harassment and complaints can be made anonymously.  All of LLTC’s Title IX’s policies and procedures can be found on our website under Title IX.

The following links provide federally mandated Title IX information that is available to all LLTC students, employees, faculty, and the general public:

LLTC Coordinator and Commission

LLTC Title IX Policy

For Complaints Against Staff

For Complaints Against Faculty

For Complaints Against Students

Bystander Intervention Information

Support Services

Risk Reduction Tips

Student Title IX Information and Resources

LLTC Student Title IX Information

Student Title IX Information Website

Minnesota Department of Education: Civil Rights Compliance

U.S. Department of Education: Title IX and Sex Discrimination