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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Apr 13, 2021
 
2017-2018 Catalog [Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018] 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018] [Archived Catalog]

Appendix: Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation


Florida State College at Jacksonville hereby reaffirms the principle of equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, disability, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation/expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information. Equal opportunity principle applies with regard to employment, delivery of educational programs and services, and all other appropriate areas in which the College is involved. (Rule 6Hx7 2.1)

Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are contrary to the best interest of the College and thereby prohibited by the rules of the District Board of Trustees and policies of the College. Information regarding the definitions of discrimination, harassment and retaliation and other protected categories can be found at the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

Any student, employee or applicant who believes they have experienced discrimination, harassment or retaliation, including workplace or classroom harassment, discrimination in hiring or admission practices, ADA complaints and other acts of discrimination or harassment or retaliation can file a complaint through the College's Equity Office. The College's Equity Officer can be contacted at (904) 632-3221 or by email at equityofficer@fscj.edu.

Students may also file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education. They may be reached through their website or by phone at (877) 578-6801.

Procedures for Addressing Alleged Discrimination, Unfair or Inequitable Treatment or Sexual Harassment

Allegations of harassment, discrimination or retaliation are reviewed under the process defined under College APM 02-1303. Students who wish to file a complaint of sexual assault or sexual misconduct should refer to APM 11-0801 and 11-0802.

Complaint Procedures

Individuals who believe they have been a victim of sexually assault, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, should seek assistance from a medical provider and/or law enforcement immediately after an incident. The College will assist any College community member to get to a safe place and will provide transportation to the hospital, assist with coordinating with law enforcement, and provide information about the College and community resources and the College's complaint processes.

Individuals are encouraged to report incidents to a responsible employee such as security, a dean management that you feel comfortable or the Title IX coordinator.

Campus/Center Security Offices

  • Administrative Offices: (904) 632-3396
  • Advanced Technology Center: (904) 633-8200
  • Cecil Center: (904) 779-4100
  • Cecil Center Aviation Programs: (904) 317-3803
  • Open Campus/Deerwood Center: (904) 997-2650
  • Downtown Campus: (904) 633-8200
  • Kent Campus: (904) 381-3688
  • North Campus: (904) 766-6608/6609
  • Nassau Center: (904) 548-4450
  • Urban Resource Center: (904) 633-8200
  • South Campus: (904) 646-2357

All reported cases of sexual assault will be referred to the College Title IX Coordinator who can be reached at titleix@fscj.edu. This office will discuss the matter with the student and make referrals as appropriate. The person reporting the incident may request to be kept anonymous. A report will be completed and forwarded to the College Equity Officer if appropriate. Situations requiring immediate administrative support will be referred to the Campus Dean.