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.
Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
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The mission of Florida Southern College is to prepare students through dynamic engaged learning to make a positive and consequential impact on society. The mission also includes preserving the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright campus and visitor program.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Florida Southern College requires first-year students provide proof of immunization prior to admission in August for the following:
For waivers and other health-related forms, visit the Student Health Center.
Details campus crime statistics as mandated by federal regulation.
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.
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.
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.
If you wish to report some form of sexual discrimination under non-emergency conditions, please email FSC’s Student Support Title IX Intake Team’s Assistant Dean of Student Development for Accountability, Education, and Compliance, Amanda Blount, at email@example.com or the Assistant Director of Accountability, Education, and Compliance, Maggie Merryday at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda Blount can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in her office on the second floor of the Rogers Building; and can be reached by phone at 863.680.6221.
Maggie Merryday can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in her office on the second floor of the Rogers Building; and can be reached by phone at 863.680.6216.
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 email@example.com.
Ms. 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.
Below are links to many of the departments and services Florida Southern provides to help graduates transition into the workplace.
For information related to retention, graduation, and placement rates,
see Institutional Information.
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.
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.
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 available in our Section 504 Grievance Procedure document.
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’s FERPA Compliance Officer, Dr. Marcie Pospichal, Rogers Bldg. room 120, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 863.680.4197; fax: 863.680.4195. For the complete federal policy, please refer to U.S. Department of Education.
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
Katherine Pawlak, MBA/HRM, PHR
Assistant Vice President of Operations Director of Human Resources
Title IX Officer
Assistant Dean of Student Development for Accountability, Education, and Compliance
Assistant Director of Student Development for Accountability, Education, and Compliance
Asst. Athletic Director and Senior Women Administrator