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prohibited and is conduct subject to discipline. Any person who thinks he/she/they has/have been the victim of retaliation should contact the Title IX / EEO Coordinator immediately.
Criminal Complaints
Discriminatory or harassing conduct may also be, or occur in conjunction with, criminal conduct. Criminal complaints may be filed with the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
The College will proceed with an investigation of harassment and discrimination complaints regardless of whether the underlying conduct is subject to civil or criminal prosecution.
Other Discrimination Complaint Options
Discrimination complaints may also be filed with the following federal and state agencies: • Washington State Human Rights Commission,
• US Dept of Education Office for Civil Rights,
LWTech Law Enforcement Relationships and Jurisdiction
Under the direction of the Manager, Campus Public Safety, full time college staff, contracted security and police officers uphold applicable local, state, and federal laws and college policies and procedures on the Lake Washington Institute of Technology campus. Campus Public Safety services include crime report investigations, medical emergency response, fire emergency response, personal safety escorts, traffic control and accidents, parking enforcement, and college policies including alcohol and drug use and abuse and weapons violations.
If assistance is required of local Police agencies, LWTech Campus Public Safety will make that contact. If a sexual assault or rape should occur, staff on scene, including Campus Public Safety and local Police, will offer a wide variety of services to assist the victim including privacy, medical response, mental health counseling, and contact of significant others, should the victim so require. Crimes should be reported to Campus Public Safety to ensure the victim of appropriate services, to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics report, and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate.
Campus Public Safety do not have arrest power; all criminal incidents are referred to local Police (Kirkland Police Department, Redmond Police Department, King County Sheriff's Department, and/or Duvall-Carnation Police Department) who have jurisdiction on or adjacent to the Kirkland, Redmond, and Duvall Campuses, respectively. While the College has no written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU's) with the Kirkland, Redmond, or Duvall-Carnation Police Departments and the King County Sheriff's Office, LWTech Security maintains a highly professional working relationship with these agencies.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Campus Public Safety urges anyone who is the victim or witness of any crime to promptly report the incident to Campus Public Safety or local Police. Because Police reports are public records under state law, Campus Public Safety cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to other Campus Security Authorities. All crimes should be reported immediately. Please report any suspicious activity or person you may see loitering in any campus building, common area, or parking lot. In addition, reports may be made to any LWTech official at (425) 739-8100.
LWTech Education and Prevention Related to Sexual Misconduct
LWTech provides education and prevention programs to:
1. Students when first enrolled and on an ongoing basis throughout enrollment 2. Employees when first hired and on an ongoing basis throughout employment

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