Just Ask

Get safe first and then Just Ask!

Student resources for reports of sexual discrimination or harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Report Incident Just Ask Guide

Call 911 in an emergency

Administrative Assistance

  • Katherine Pawlak

    Title IX Compliance Officer
    Raulerson Bldg., near Water Dome
    863.680.3964
    kpawlak@flsouthern.edu

  • Amanda Blount

    Assistant Dean of Student Development for Accountability, Education, and Compliance
    Rogers 244
    863.680.6221
    fscjustask@flsouthern.edu

  • Maggie Merryday

    Assistant Director of Accountability, Education, and Compliance
    Rogers 243
    863.680.6216
    fscjustask@flsouthern.edu

On-Campus Resources

  • Safety

    Assistance, non-emergency reports
    863.680.4125

  • Counseling Center *

    Thrift Building
    863.680.6236

  • Chaplain - Tim Wright *

    Fannin Campus Ministries Bldg.
    863.680.4297

  • Student Health Center

    First floor of Thrift Alumni
    863.680.4292

Confidential Resources

  • Peace River Crisis Center

    863.413.2707
    Provides 24-hour, 7 day/week confidential counseling and forensic examinations.

  • Florida Department of Children and Families

    1.800.962.2873
    To report minors who have experienced unwanted sexual contact in the state of Florida. A minor is anyone under 18.

  • Your Personal Physician

    Confidential in the state of Florida.

Follow-Up Assistance

  • Lakeland Police Department Victim Assistance

    219 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland FL
    863.834.6900 (main number)

    Can provide “next steps” if you wish to file civil or criminal charges in response to a reported act of violence.

  • Bartow Branch (Polk Co. Courthouse)

    255 N. Broadway St., Bartow, FL
    863.534.4180 (confidential)

    To file civil Domestic Violence reports and obtain “Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence” (no fee).

  • Clerk of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Polk Co. FL

    255 N. Broadway St., Bartow, FL
    863.534.4000

    To file injunctions (“Orders of Protection” or “Restraining Orders”) in response to reported Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Violence (no fee).

Safe Ride Home (Checker Cab)

If you are using this service to get to a safer place or to get someplace more safely, you need your FSC student ID so the cab company can bill the College and it is free for you.

863.665.8151

Additional Resources


About Just Ask

We at Florida Southern College share a common belief that every individual should be able to work and study in an environment free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law or local ordinance.

Discrimination is illegal and in direct conflict with the mission of the College. It exposes the College and the individuals involved to liability under the law. Accordingly, the College prohibits any physical, written, or spoken conduct that violates the prohibitions on harassment set forth above.

This policy refers to all forms of sex discrimination committed by employees, students, or third parties that interfere with FSC academics, athletics, or education, including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence as well as domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Students

Students who believe they have either witnessed or been subjected to unlawful sex discrimination may notify:

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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

Employees

Employees or third parties who believe they have either witnessed or been subjected to unlawful sex discrimination may notify FSC’s Title IX Coordinator

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Katherine Pawlak

Assistant Vice President of Operations
Director of Human Resources

863.680.3964
Raulerson Building (next to the water dome)