Non-Discrimination (Policy 1.060)

Authority: F.S. 760.01-760.11; 1000.05; 1001.64; 1004.06; 1004.65; 1007.264; F.A.C. 6A-14.060; Genetic Information Act (GINA) of 2008; Title IX, U.S. Education Amendments Act of 1972.
Date Adopted: 7/82; Rev. 7/92, 6/00, 6/01, 12/04, 5/05, 05/09, 10/12, 02/2013, 02/2014; 05/2016
Date of Review: 05/09, 08/11, 03/12, 01/13, 02/2014; 10/2015
Related Procedures:  2.1800; 3.0610

Policy

  1. The Board affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Discrimination is prohibited on basis of race, color, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans’ or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations against students, employees, applicants for admission, and applicants for employment.
  2. The College accepts the commitment to provide equal access and equal opportunity for all services made available by the College and to conduct all educational programs and activities, and all employment conditions and practices without discrimination. In addition, the College continues to ensure that applicants for employment are treated without regard to race, color, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans’ or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
  3. The College’s commitments will be achieved through goals and objectives stated in the College's Equity Update and through adherence to the Florida Educational Equity Act and Rules of the State Board of Education. Implementation of goals and objectives will be regulated by the Associate Vice President, Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator. Complaints alleging discrimination shall be submitted to:
  4. Associate Vice President, Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator
    100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773
    407.708.2963

    It is the policy of the College to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by accommodating persons with disabilities. Persons who require reasonable accommodations for a disability should contact the Director, Disabilities Support Services at 407.708.2110 (students) or the Office of Human Resource at 407.708.2101 (employees). The College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons with disabilities.
  5. It is the policy of the College to comply with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments Act by preventing, remedying, and correcting sex discrimination. Complaints alleging discrimination as defined by Title IX shall be submitted to:

    Associate Vice President, Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator
    100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773
    407.708.2963
    or
    U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 800.368.1019, if the College’s response is not satisfactory.

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