Sex Bias Investigation Begins at LaramieSeptember 16, 2016 |
by Associated Press
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Laramie County Community College is under federal investigation for a sexual discrimination complaint.
The student body was informed September 9 that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation in February into allegations that the college had discriminated on the basis of sex in its response to a complaint of sexual misconduct, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported An Office of Civil Rights representative will be on campus interviewing students this week.
LCCC is one of 212 colleges currently under investigation nationwide for one or more instances of sexual violence on campus.
Judy Hay, LCCC’s vice president of student services, wrote in an email to students that the Office of Civil Rights has conducted similar visits to other campuses before.
“At LCCC, OCR is reviewing the College’s overall policy and procedures that would govern College response in the event of student allegations of sexual misconduct or discrimination,” she wrote.