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Title IX Information

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The U.S. Department of Education Office For Civil Rights provides guidelines to ensure that schools take effective steps to respond to sexual violence in accordance with the requirements of Title IX.

Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It provides in relevant part that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is broader than just athletics.

It is the policy of Stetson University, in accordance with federal and state law, to prohibit unlawful discrimination.

Stetson University complies with Title IX and has developed the following procedures for responding to claims of sex discrimination:

Any student, employee or applicant for employment or admission to the university who believes that she or he has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or with the appropriate Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator will assist the complainant in identifying the appropriate university policy and corresponding grievance procedure to resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner.

In the case of student-to-student complaints of sex discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), the complainant will normally follow procedures established by the Stetson University College of Law Code of Student Professionalism and Conduct.

In the case of complaints of sex discrimination filed against faculty or staff, the complainant will normally follow grievance procedures established in the College of Law's Faculty and Staff Grievance Procedure.

Resources

Title IX Coordinator, ADA/504 Compliance

The Title IX coordinator is the Stetson University official with responsibility for monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance on the DeLand campus and at the Center at Celebration, the Gulfport campus and at the Tampa Law Center, including coordination of training, education, and communication and assisting complainants in consulting with appropriate deputy coordinators and utilization of the appropriate grievance policy/venue to investigate and resolve complaints.

The Stetson University Title IX Coordinator is:

Shelia Daniels
Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

To file a complaint against a Stetson University College of Law student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination or sexual assault, contact:

Tammy Briant
Director for Student Life

  • Office location: Office of Student Life
  • Address: 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Email: tbriant@law.stetson.edu
  • Phone: 727-562-7850

The university official listed above has been designated as a deputy Title IX coordinator and is responsible for compliance in matters involved students including coordination of training, education, and communication and for administration of grievances adjudicated under the "Stetson University College of Law Code of Student Professionalism and Conduct."

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Third Parties

To file a complaint against a Stetson University employee for sexual harassment, sex discrimination or sexual assault, contact:

Pam Skoularakos
Director for Human Resources, Gulfport

  • Office location: Office of Human Resources
  • Address: 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Email: pskoular@law.stetson.edu
  • Phone: 727-562-7807

The university official listed above has been designated as a deputy Title IX coordinator and is responsible for compliance in matters involving staff and faculty employees including coordination of training, education, and communication and for administration of grievances filed under the Faculty and Staff Grievance Procedure.

Additional Resources

Public Safety

  • Contact: Don Howard, Chief of Public Safety
  • Address: 1219 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Office Location: Office of Public Safety
  • Phone:
    • 727-562-1262 (non-emergency, land line)
    • 727-343-1262 (Gulfport: emergency, cell phone)
    • 727-420-8868 (Tampa: emergency, cell phone)
    • 911 (emergency, land line)
  • Email: Howard@law.stetson.edu

Housing and Residential Life

  • Contact: Tracy Rich, Assistant Director for Residential Life
  • Office Location: Office of Residential Life
  • Address: 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Phone: 727-562-7886
  • Email: rich@law.stetson.edu

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Contact: Michael Allen
  • Office Location: Dean's Office
  • Address: 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Phone: 727-562-7950
  • Email: allen@law.stetson.edu

Associate Dean for Administration and Business Affairs

  • Contact: Theresa Radwan
  • Office Location: Administration Building
  • Address: 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Phone: 727-562-7361
  • Email: radwan@law.stetson.edu

ADA Coordinator

  • Contact: Kimberly Walker
  • Office Location: E-103
  • Address: 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Phone: 727-562-7517
  • Email: ada@law.stetson.edu

Counseling Services

Students:
Stetson University College of Law has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Office of Counseling Services at Eckerd College. This collaboration allows for Stetson Law students to benefit from the mental-health counseling services provided by the professional staff at Eckerd. There is no pre-determined limit to the number of sessions a student will be allowed, and a referral from Stetson Law is not necessary. Law students wishing to speak to a counselor can call 727-864-8248 directly and request an appointment. Eckerd also has various group counseling opportunities and virtual self-help pamphlets available to Stetson Law students. Their website is http://www.eckerd.edu/counselinghealth/health/.

Another option for students seeking assistance with personal problems is Florida Lawyers Assistance Inc. (FLA). FLA's staff and volunteers understand the problems law students face and can offer advice about how to overcome them. The Florida Board of Bar examiners has acknowledged that any contact with or information provided to FLA shall be strictly confidential, unless the applicant requests disclosure. FLA's hotline is 800-282-8981, and its website is www.fla-lap.org.

Faculty/Staff:
Confidential services are available for employees through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Aetna Resource for Living. Employees may contact the EAP 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Toll Free: 1-800-272-7252
Online: www.horizoncarelink.com

DeLand and Celebration Campus / Programs

For Stetson University DeLand and Celebration campus information, please refer to http://www.stetson.edu/administration/campus-life/home/title-ix.php.

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