Title IX: reporting Abuse
This reporting requirement applies to all Iowa Lakes employees in regard to all activities and programs on all Iowa Lakes campuses, or at an Iowa Lakes sponsored off-campus activity, or other events that are otherwise in the scope of the employee’s employment responsibilities. An Iowa Lakes employee must report any case of suspected, actual or directly witnessed Child or dependent Adult abuse to the campus Executive Deans, Dean of Students or the Executive Director of Human Resources with no exception. Employees, in addition to notifying College Officials, may also report suspected Child or Dependent Adult abuse directly to other law enforcement entities.
A phone call or in-person description of the incident to one of the above named College Officials satisfies the reporting requirement. Reporting should occur as soon as possible, however, such reporting shall be made within 24 hours of the observation or knowledge of abuse.
Some Iowa Lakes employees are also considered mandatory reporters under state law and, therefore, may have additional duties and obligations for reporting and training under certain statutes and regulations. This reporting requirement does not affect any duties or obligations that any mandatory reporter may have in reporting abuse or undertaking required training under any other applicable statute or regulation.
Any uncertainty about whether reporting is required should always be resolved in favor of making a report. Furthermore, if an employee sees a Child or Dependent Adult in imminent danger on campus or at an Iowa Lakes sponsored off-campus activity, the employee shall immediately call 911.
Retaliation by Iowa Lakes against persons filing a report or for assisting in the investigation following the filing of a report is strictly prohibited. Failure to adhere to this reporting requirement will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.