Title IX Information

Power-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with LCTCS Policy 9.001 Power-Based Violence/Sexual Misconduct (PDF) and LCTCS Policy 9.002 Title IX Grievance Procedures (PDF), SOWELA Technical Community College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which sexual violence against men and women is not tolerated. Intervening in such instances helps to foster a safe environment for all, while sending a message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated and is unacceptable in our community. SOWELA is a college community where respect, consent, and responsibility are valued. Each one of us are responsible for ensuring that no one has to endure sexual violence of any sort. Please see the LCTCS Title IX webpage (opens new window) for additional information.

SOWELA has established processes for addressing allegations of Power-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct, in accordance with LCTCS Policy 9.001 and 9.002, as per the following College policy and procedures:

This policy applies to all students, employees, vendors, and all other individuals conducting business with SOWELA, without regard to sexual orientation, gender identify, and/or gender expression.

A complaint can be filed by submitting a Title IX Formal Complaint Form (opens new window) or contacting a Title IX Coordinator.

Power-Based Violence Process Flow Chart (PDF)

Title IX Contacts - Coordinators

Candy Parker

Title IX Coordinator - Employees

Director of Human Resources

(337) 421-6914


Charleston Building, Room 157

Maegan Lewis

Title IX Coordinator - Student

Director of Student Services

(337) 421-6975


Student Success Center, Magnolia Building, Room 119

Title IX Contacts - Confidential Advisors

Chase Walling

Title IX - Confidential Advisor

Student Services Mental Health Counselor

(337) 421-6971


Counseling Suite, Magnolia Building, Room 106A

Jeremy Ryder

Title IX - Confidential Advisor

Dual Enrollment Coordinator

(337) 421-6983


Magnolia Building, Room 125

Supportive Measures

Power-Based Violence Reports

Additional Reports and Statistics

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker


(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis


(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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