Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion

Commitment to Non-discrimination

Florida Southern College is committed to administer all educational and employment activities in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, and thereby does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, gender, marital status, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, veteran status as protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, and any other protected category. This policy applies to Florida Southern College faculty, employees, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and College policies, procedures, and processes. The College ascribes to equal opportunity practices and admits all of its students to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or available to students and employees at the College.

Florida Southern College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Florida Southern College has commissioned a task force to recommend actions that the FSC community can pursue to be positive voices for justice, inclusion, and peace.

Learn More about the diversity task force

Florida Southern College Contacts

In a Safety or Emergency Situation

If you have experienced physical invasion or harm and/or believe you or others in the Florida Southern College community are at risk for harm, we advise you to dial “911” to receive necessary medical attention and to notify local law enforcement that a crime may have been committed. This would include non-sexual events as well as sexual discriminator events such as sexual misconduct, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. You may wish to contact (or go to) Florida Southern College’s Safety and Security Office, 863.688.0103  863.688.0103. The Safety and Security Office is on the corner of Ingram Avenue and Duke Place.

Accountability, Education, and Compliance Officers

The Office of the Dean of Student Development has a designated Accountability, Education, and Compliance Officer who manages investigations of discrimination and/or harassment complaints against a student, a visitor of a student, or a third party acting against a student.

Amanda Blount

Assistant Dean of Student Development for Accountability, Education, and Compliance
863.680.6221
Carlisle Rogers Building, 244

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Maggie Merryday

Assistant Director of Student Development for Accountability, Education, and Compliance
863.680.6216
Carlisle Rogers Building, 244

Schedule an Appointment

Find us in the Rogers Building (R)

Multicultural Coordinator

Lauren Outler

Multicultural Coordinator
863.680.3950

Director of Human Resources and Title IX Officer

Reports of discrimination or harassment involving an employee or other individual can be filed with the Director of Human Resources.

Katherine Pawlak, MBA/HRM, PHR

Assistant Vice President of Operations,
Director of Human Resources, and
Title IX Officer

863.680.3964

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 Anti-Sexual Discrimination Policies and Procedures, including a complete description of prohibited discriminatory acts, grievance and accountability procedures, and additional resources for support, please see the page footer to review our policies.

NCAA Compliance Officer

If a violation of NCAA Title IX compliance is suspected, please contact:

Jill Stephens

Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Women Administrator
863.680.4474

ADA and FERPA Compliance Officer

Inquiries involving persons with disabilities, or inquiries concerning the handling of student education records or other confidential information, please contact:

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Dr. Marcie Pospichal

Associate Vice President for Student Support
863.680.4197