HEOA Compliance and Related Disclosures
Institutional / Program Accreditation
Florida Southern College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degrees. Florida Southern College also may offer credentials such as certificates at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Florida Southern College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA 30033-4097, or by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
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:
Tuition and 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 the Office of Student Travel 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.
Cornerstone Code of Conduct
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 Office of Accountability, Education and Compliance.
Timely Warning 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.
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)
- Hepatitis B x 3
For waivers and other health-related forms, visit the Student Health Center.
Annual Safety Report and Crime Statistics (Clery Act)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or “Clery Act” is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) which requires institutions to publish campus policies and statistics relating to campus safety and security.
Download the Annual Safety Report (ASR) and Crime Statistics.
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 an 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 (863.680.4125) and they will connect you with your needed resource.
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 an 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine Pawlak can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 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.
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 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Title IX Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment Policy, 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.
For registration forms and information on how to register, visit the Florida Division of Elections.
Student Complaint and Appeal Procedures
Florida Southern holds that student grievances are best handled by the professional staff within the specific area associated with the complaint rather than centralized in a single office or individual. Therefore, complaints and appeals are addressed by various offices depending on the nature of the grievance. A directory of names or offices to whom complaints should be directed is currently being updated for the Spring 2021 semester.
Out-of-state distance education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non‐instructional complaints to the FL‐SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL‐SARA Complaint Process page.
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.
See Information Services for our networking policy, lab rules, and general information regarding the FSC network.
Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records (FERPA) are described here and the FERPA waiver status can be changed by completing this form and delivering it to the main desk on the first floor of the Rogers Building. If desired, a student may complete a form to withhold the disclosure of their Directory Information and deliver it to the Rogers main desk. Finally, FERPA grievance procedures are also available. For additional information, please contact the college’sFERPA Compliance Officer, Ms. Lindsay Thibodaux, Buckner Bldg. Office of the Registrar, email:email@example.com, tel: 863.680.4127; fax: 863.680.4565. For the complete federal policy, please refer to U.S. Department of Education.
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Director of Human Resources
Title IX Officer
After-Hours/Holiday Title IX Contact
Title IX complaints that need to be submitted after business hours or during holidays should be directed to Florida Southern’s Office of Safety and Security Office, 863.680.4305.
For more information about Florida Southern College’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment, including a complete description of prohibited discriminatory acts, grievance and accountability procedures. For additional resources, please review our policies at the bottom of the page.
Assistant Athletic Director
Senior Women Administrator
- Policy on Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment
- Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment
- Problem Resolution and Complaint Procedures for Faculty, Staff, and Students
- Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Policy
- Biennial Review of Compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations
- File a Report of Discrimination
- File an Anonymous Report of Discrimination
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Family and Medical Leave Employee Rights
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act