Procedures for Alleged 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 on the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights webpage.

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, 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 Allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation are reviewed under the process defined under College APM 02-1303.

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 (800) 421-3481 or email at

Procedures for Addressing Complaints of Gender Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct

Complaints of gender discrimination, sexual misconduct, and retaliatory harassment are reviewed under the processes defined by College APMs 11-0801 and 11-0802.

Complaint Procedures

Individuals are encouraged to report incidents of gender discrimination and sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation, by submitting a Title IX Complaint form or contacting the Title IX Coordinator at or (904) 631-6204.

Individuals who believe they have been a victim of sexual misconduct are encouraged to 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.

All cases of sexual misconduct reported to Campus Security will be referred to the College Title IX Coordinator who will oversee the investigation and resolution processes. In the event the Responding Party is not a student, the complaint will be forwarded to the College Equity Officer for review and investigation. In the event a student has been denied or had limited benefit from or participation in a College program, the Equity Officer shall inform the Title IX Coordinator who shall take prompt and effective action to stop the harassment/discrimination and prevent its recurrence.