Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lynnes Welding Training does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is committed to ensuring an educational environment free of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and to full compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and other federal and state laws governing such conduct.

The following individuals have been designated as the Title IX Coordinators by LWT to handle inquiries regarding LWT Title IX 2021 Policies, including receiving and responding to the information about any incident of sex discrimination:

Becky Nielsen
Director of Financial Aid
1330 Page Dr. S. Ste. 201
Fargo, ND  58103
701-893-2295
becky@learntoweld.com

Rhonda Klocke
Administration, Admissions
4329 Centurion Dr. Unit 9
Bismarck, ND 58504
701-751-4256
rhonda@learntoweld.com

Information regarding sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence, may also be reported by anyone to: U.S office for Civil Rights by email at ocr@ed.gov or at the addresses provided at the following website:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

“Sexual harassment” is defined as an unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education program or activity. Quid Pro Quo Harassment is unwelcomed sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that may constitute sexual harassment when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of an evaluation of a student’s academic performance or a term or condition of participation in student activities or in other events or activities sanctioned by LWT.
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic decisions or other decisions about participation in student activities or other events or activities sanctions by LWT; or
  • Such conduct otherwise has the purpose of effect of threatening an individual’s academic performance; or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.

Forms of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, sexist remarks or behavior, constant offensive joking, sexual looks or advances, repeated requests for dates, unwelcome touching, and promise of reward for sexual favors. Students, faculty, or staff who experience sexual harassment should be encouraged to make it clear to the alleged offender that such behavior is offensive. However, failure to comply with this provision does not defeat the institute’s obligation to investigate the incident and take appropriate steps if sexual harassment has occurred.

  • Definition of Sexual Assault/Violence is the physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent.
  • Definition of Dating Violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
  • Definition of Domestic Violence is an act or threatened act of violence against a person with whom the offender is involved or has been involved in a dating relationship, or an act or threatened act of violence against a family or household member by a family or household member.
  • Definition of Stalking is one person’s harassing, obsessive, or threatening behavior towards another person. Any unwanted repetitive contact between alleged stalker and victim that threatens or places fear in that person.

Sexual violence includes, among other conduct, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These acts will not be tolerated at LWT as such acts are inappropriate and create an environment contrary to the goals and mission of LWT. Any such acts will be thoroughly investigated and will subject an individual to appropriate disciplinary sanctions and/or possible action by appropriate law enforcement agencies.

It is the responsibility of all persons within LWT to work to ensure an educational environment free from sex discrimination. Violations of this policy may be grounds for disciplinary action under LWT policies and procedures.

All students and staff of LWT are expected to report incidents of sexual discrimination (including sexual harassment or sexual violence) to a Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator Training:
Max Knowledge:
CM140-Title IX and VAWA Training: Building Safer Campuses
CM142-Title IX and
OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
OCR Webinar: on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
OCR Webinar: on Due Process Protections Under the New Title IX Regulations
Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar
The Truth on Title IX: Cross Examination
Title IX For Career, Technical & Trade Schools: The New Role of the Title IX Coordinator
Presented by Edward Cramp & Jessica High, Higher Education Practice Group