Consumer Information for Prospective and Current Florida Southern Students (HEOA Disclosures)

To help prospective and current students locate important information about Florida Southern, this Web page collects links to helpful information on a variety of subjects, including academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-graduate activities of the College’s alumni.

Listed below are those items in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

General Information

Institutional/Program Accreditations: Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees.

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Mission Statement: Florida Southern is a comprehensive, independent institution that prepares students to succeed in a world filled with multifaceted societal, political, business, cultural, and environmental issues.

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Information on Academic Programs: Details about the academic programs offered at Florida Southern, academic performance requirements, transfer credit policies, and information about faculty and staff can be found in the Academic Catalog and also at the following links:

Additional information about Florida Southern can be found on our Web site under About.

The federal Higher Education Act, the federal Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), and regulatory guidance provided in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) require direct individual notices of prescribed information to certain target audiences including prospective students; currently enrolled students; current employees; parents, coaches and counselors of prospective student athletes; and the general public. Disclosures are to include crime/security statistics, student completion/graduation rates, FERPA privacy/security rights, financial aid program information, and gender-specific information on athletic participation and financial support.

 

Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees: For information about annual charges based on full-time (12-18 credit hours) tuition, room charges, meal plans, and other fees, see Cost of Attendance.

Florida Southern College is the largest source of financial aid for its students. Ninety percent of FSC's students receive some form of grant or scholarship aid from the College. In addition to grants based upon financial need, leadership and community service, and church-related awards, Florida Southern provides academic scholarships to first-year and transfer students.

Contact our Financial Aid Office at 800.205.1600 for information about applying for financial aid.

Study Abroad and Financial Aid: For students interested in studying overseas, please contact our Study Abroad office at 863.616.6411.

For tuition refund policy, requirements for withdrawal, and return of Title IV, see the Academic Catalog  

For federal loan amounts and other financial aid statistics,
visit College Navigator  

 

Student Development

Cornerstone Code of Conduct: The College’s culture and foundation recognizes that higher education encompasses more than academic activities in the classroom. Because our goal is to produce good citizens who will make a lasting impact on their communities, we live together in a community of scholars who hold one another accountable to the high ideals, vision, and mission of the College. See the Student Handbook  

Student Activities: Florida Southern students are actively engaged in more than 70 clubs and organizations, including special interest clubs, Student Government Association, and sororities and fraternities.

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Students with Disabilities: Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact Student Disability Services at 863.680.4196.

For information about the diversity of Florida Southern's student body,
visit College Navigator  

 

Health and Safety Information

Drugs and Alcohol Policies: Florida Southern College is committed to promoting the health and safety of its campus community and abides by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1990. The use, possession, purchase, and/or sale of illegal drugs and any form of alcohol on campus are prohibited. The College does not condone the abuse of prescription drugs.

For information about the health risks and consequences associated with alcohol and drugs, see the Student Handbook, Appendix A, and B. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs are sponsored by the Wellness Center.

Vaccination policies: Florida Southern College requires first-year students provide proof of immunization prior to admission in August for the following:

  • MMR X 2 (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis B x 3

For waivers and other health-related forms, visit the Student Health Center.

Crime & Safety Information (Clery Act): Details campus crime statistics as mandated by federal regulation.

 Download Campus Crime Statistics

Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications: Florida Southern has established procedures for making timely warning reports to the College community of incidents that pose a potential threat. In the event of an emergency, Campus Safety and Security will send out a message over the Public Address System, send a campus wide e-mail, and issue a text message alert to all members of the campus community who have signed up for one.

All students and employees who provide the college with their cell phone number will be automatically enrolled in the text messaging alert service. The College does not recommend it, however, any person wishing to opt out of this service may do so by following the opt-out instructions received in any text received through Omnilert.

In addition, the College will post a notice to the Emergency Hot Line (863.680.4101) and the College’s home page.

For more about safety procedures at Florida Southern, see Campus Safety and Security.

 

Sexual Respect & Title IX

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Learning About and Preventing Sexual Discrimination:“Just Ask” Is Florida Southern College’s Title IX program that emphasizes student education and the prevention of sexual violence. Learn more about Florida Southern College’s Title IX Resources and its officers.

Student “Just Ask” Title IX Resource: If you are a student and believe you have experienced sexual discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sexual violence) or know of someone who has, if you or that person is in an unsafe situation please get safe first and call for emergency assistance at 911 (9-911 from on on-campus phone). Once you are safe, if you wish to talk to someone immediately, please call Campus Safety and Security’s 24-hour phone number (863.688.0103) and they will connect you with your needed resource.

If you wish to report some form of sexual discrimination under non-emergency conditions, please email FSC’s Student Support Title IX Officer, Dr. Marcie Pospichal or Director of Student Education and Compliance, Amanda Blount, at fscjustask@flsouthern.edu.

Dr. Pospichal can be reached Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in her office on the main floor of the Charles T. Thrift Building in the rear wing; and can be reached by phone at 863.680-4197.

Amanda Blount can be reached Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., in her office on the main floor of the Charles T. Thrift Building in the Career Center; and can be reached by phone at 863-680-6221.

Employee Sexual Discrimination Title IX Resource: If you are an employee and believe you have experienced sexual discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sexual violence) or know of someone who has, if you or that person is in an unsafe situation please get safe first and call for emergency assistance at 911 (9-911 from on on-campus phone). Once you are safe, if you wish to talk to someone immediately, please call Campus Safety and Security’s 24-hour phone number (863.688.0103) and they will connect you with your needed resource.

If you wish to report some form of sexual discrimination under non-emergency conditions, please email FSC’s Officer of Title IX Compliance, Katherine Pawlak, at kpawlak@flsouthern.edu.

Ms. Pawlak can be reached Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in her office on the main floor of the Raulerson Building (next to the water dome) and can be reached by phone at 863.680.3964.

 

Student Outcomes

Florida Southern graduates are successful.

  • 100% placement of education majors: art, music and elementary education·
  • 100% of those who complete the pre-requisites, take the MCAT and apply to medical school are accepted
  • 100% pass rate on CPA exam, 100% placement of accounting majors
  • 100% placement of nursing majors
  • 100% of recent graduates report landing a job or going on to graduate school

Below are links to many of the departments and services Florida Southern provides to help graduates transition into the workplace.

For more information related to retention, graduation, and placement rates,
visit College Navigator  

 

Athletic Program Participation Rates
and Financial Support Data

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of post-secondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams. For information about Florida Southern Athletics, visit FSCMocs.com.

 

Policies

Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies Including Title IX: It is the policy of the College that no member of the College community shall be subjected to any form of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by any other member of this institution. For the purpose of this policy, harassment is defined as sexual harassment or harassment due to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, citizenship or sexual orientation. Select the following links to learn more about Florida Southern College’s Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment policies and procedures, including Title IX Anti-Sexual Discrimination and how to contact Title IX Officers. The College also has the “Just Ask” program, which emphasizes student education and the prevention of sexual violence.

Copyright Infringement Policies: All forms of dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, false statements, forgery, theft, and willfully taking advantage of another person, are prohibited and will result in student accountability action. See Honor Code in the Academic Catalog as well the College's Intellectual Property Policy.

See Information Services for our networking policy, lab rules, and general information regarding the FSC network.

Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records (FERPA) and associated grievance procedures For the complete federal policy, please refer to U.S. Department of Education.

Voter Registration: For registration forms and information on how to register, visit the Florida Division of Elections  

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801-5698
863.680.4111

 

Katherine Pawlak, MBA/HRM, PHR
Director of Human Resources
Title IX Officer
863.680.3964
kpawlak@flsouthern.edu

Marcie Pospichal
Assoc. VP for Student Support
Student Support Title IX Officer
863.680.4197
FSCJustAsk@flsouthern.edu

Amanda Blount
Director of Student Education and Compliance
863.680.6221
FSCJustAsk@flsouthern.edu

Drew Howard
Asst. Athletics Director for Compliance
NCAA Compliance Officer
863.680.4266
ahoward@flsouthern.edu

Jill Stephens
Asst. Athletic Director and Senior Women Administrator
863.680.4474
jstephens@flsouthern.edu