“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.” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance for education activities, Florida Memorial University is required by Title IX to ensure that all of its education programs and activities are free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Additionally, the Florida Educational Equity Act prohibits discrimination in schools based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, or marital status. FLA. STAT. § 1000.05 (2012). Furthermore, this commitment is reaffirmed in FMU’s Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement, which is applicable to all faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors.
The University’s designated Title IX Co-Coordinator is:
|Dr. Jeffrey Swain
Dean of Campus Ministry
Tel: (305) 626-3674
The University’s Title IX Co-Coordinators are charged with monitoring and ensuring compliance with these regulations. Questions regarding Title IX, as well as concerns about and complaints of non-compliance (including complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct), should be directed to them. Some acts of sexual misconduct may also constitute violations of criminal law and require mandatory reporting to the FMU’s Campus Safety and/or the local authorities, e.g., sexual battery, indecent exposure, sexual abuse, etc. In such instances, refer to the University’s Sexual Assault Policy and contact the FMU Campus Safety at (305) 626-3771.
Inquires about the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education.