Student Accountability, Education, and Compliance

Student Handbook 2015-2016

Florida Southern College wants its students to be successful both inside and outside the classroom.

The opportunity for success is enhanced when students live in a community that establishes high expectations for its members.

Student Handbook 2015-2016 cover photo

All students are expected:

  • To be honest in all situations, academic and nonacademic, and to respect the rights and the property of others
  • To live in a manner that brings credit to themselves and to the College
  • To take advantage of every opportunity to expand one’s mind and to contribute positively to the College’s academic environment
  • To follow all College policies as outlined in this College Student Handbook, the Academic Catalog, and other College publications (“College Policies”).

Upon enrollment, students agree to follow all College Policies. A student’s period of enrollment begins at the time of admission to the College and ends upon graduation from the College. Students are responsible for knowing College Policies and updates.

The College expects its students to conduct themselves as responsible citizens and to comply with all College Policies. Conduct that is unbecoming to a College student; that adversely affects the College community, mission, or reputation; or that violates College Policies may subject a student to Student Accountability Proceedings by the College, regardless of whether or not such conduct occurs on College premises.


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Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance

We facilitate the student accountability process, serve as investigators for student Title IX issues, provides prevention, education, and awareness programs, and maintain compliance for federal and state mandates.

Hours

Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Contact Us

Ray Lader - 863.680.6216
Amanda Blount - 863.680.6221


Find Us

The Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance is located on the second floor in the Rogers Building, (R on the campus map)

Ray Lader - Rm. 223
Amanda Blount - Rm. 244

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Student Handbook Frequently Asked Questions

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Please Note: This list is not a comprehensive list and does not answer all the questions that may come up in regards to the Student Handbook. All students are expected to have reviewed the Student Handbook in its entirety to know what policies are in place for the Florida Southern College community.

What is a Cornerstone Tenet?

Cornerstone Tenets are the shared values and communal expectations which define the standard of behavior forming a basis for our campus life. These are listed in the Student Handbook and have policies associated with each one.


What happens if I violate a tenet or policy?

Violations are reported to the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance to be processed through the Student Accountability process. The following steps are followed:

  1. The Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance reviews the report and sends out an email that explains the next steps in the process. In some situations the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance may call the student to make arrangements for an Accountability Meeting, but this is not required.


What is Joint Responsibility?

When a student is present when a violation is happening, participates in a violation, a violation occurs in their room or car, or their guest violates a policy they then can be held responsible for the violation. Student Organizations are responsible for the activities of their members when an event, gathering, or situation appears to be directly related to the Student Organization either due to the number of members present or affiliation of the event to the Student Organization.

Will I be in trouble if I am in the room or share a space with someone who violates a tenet or policy?

Under Joint Responsibility, you could be held responsible for being present when a violation occurs or if an item is in your residential or shared space.


How will I know what to do after I was documented (a Community Living Staff Member or Campus Safety makes a report) for a policy violation?

You will be contacted by the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance via email or by phone on what to do next in the process. If you have not heard from the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance within two weeks of the documentation, please email rlader@flsouthern.edu.

I got an email to complete an online form and schedule a meeting, what happens if I don’t or miss the deadline?

If you do not complete the form or miss the deadline to complete the form, a decision will be made based on the report received only and sanctions, if any, will be assigned and communicated to you via email. Failure to check your e-mail is not an acceptable reason to miss the deadline and no extension will be given. Failure to complete the form, schedule the meeting, or missing the scheduled meeting could also include an additional tenet violation for compliance and an additional $50 fine.

I found a Health and Safety Inspection form that lists areas of concern, what happens next?

You will be contacted by the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance via email or by phone on what to do next in the process. If you have not heard from the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance within two weeks of the documentation, please email rlader@flsouthern.edu.


What if I did not know that what I did was a violation of college policies or a tenet?

As a member of the Florida Southern College community you are expected to be aware of the policies of the college. If you are unsure what they are, please do review the Student Handbook. Not knowing an action was violation does not release you from responsibility or any associated sanctions.


How do I appeal a decision that was made?

When you receive the e-mail from the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance that outlines the decision, you have until the deadline listed in the email to submit an appeal. The appeal will be forwarded to the appropriate appeal officer for consideration and their determination will be final.

If you did not schedule or attend an Accountability meeting or you accepted responsibility for the tenet violations, you are not eligible to appeal the determination and the sanctions assigned, if any, are final.


How do I pay a fine or a fee from a sanction?

There are two types of fines or fees:

  1. There are fines or fees that are charged directly to your student account. With those you will need to make appropriate arrangements to pay the balance due with Student Accounts. This will be noted in the email from the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance.
  2. There are fines or fees that require you to pay the amount in person to Student Accounts/Business Office. These fines or fees will have a one page form that provides the instructions on how to make the appropriate payment. This will be noted in the email from the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance.


How do I submit my completed sanctions?

All sanctions that do not require participation in an educational course should be submitted via e-mail to the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance. They can be e-mailed to rlader@flsouthern.edu. If you are unable to e-mail the completed sanction item, then you can drop them off at the Student Development front desk in the Rogers building during business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday).


I have a hold on my student account from Accountability, how do I get it removed?

You should have received an email from the Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance on how to complete the outstanding sanctions. Once the sanctions have been completed and submitted to the office, holds will be removed within two (2) business days.


How do I report a policy or tenet violation?

To report a violation you can contact your RA, Campus Safety, a Hall Director or you can type a detailed description of what happened, when it happen, who was involved, where did it happen, and why it occurred (if known). Send this report to rlader@flsouthern.edu. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed but your name will only be shared with those who have a need to know.


What if I have more questions about the Student Handbook after I have read through it?

If after you have read through the Student Handbook and still have questions, feel free to call 863.680.6216 or e-mail rlader@flsouthern.edu.

Services Offered

The Office of Student Accountability, Education and Compliance facilitates the student accountability process, serves as investigators for student Title IX issues, provides prevention, education, and awareness programs to reduce sexual discrimination on campus, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and maintains compliance of the division for federal and state mandates.

  • Educational offerings include, but are not limited to, alcohol, drugs, community responsibility and hazing prevention.
  • Presentations for Student Organizations 
(for example risk management training for Fraternities and Sororities)
  • Presentations for classes
  • Conflict resolution between students
  • Opportunities for students to serve on the Student Accountability Board

Meet Our Staff

Photo: Ray Lader

Ray Lader
Assistant Dean of Student Development for Accountability, Education, and Compliance
Rogers 223
863.680.6216
rlader@flsouthern.edu

To schedule an appointment: https://fscao.youcanbook.me
Photo: Amanda Blount

Amanda Blount
Director of Student Education and Compliance
Rogers 244
863.680.6221
ablount@flsouthern.edu

To schedule an appointment: https://amandablount.youcanbook.me

Mission

The Office of Student Accountability, Education, and Compliance strives to engage our students to become civic minded citizens who positively contribute to society. We will deliver high quality educational offerings, be a model system for student conduct administration, and ensure compliance with a focus on student development.