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We are having issues with the phone system at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus receiving direct calls. If you want to reach someone at the FPC Campus, call 386-506-3000 and we will transfer you.

Title IX Compliance

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Title IX requires colleges to respond promptly and effectively to complaints of all kinds of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Colleges must take immediate action to eliminate the offending conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Daytona State College shall promptly investigate complaints, ensure complainant safety, and provide appropriate responses. 

Daytona State College strives to provide a safe and positive working and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination. College Policy 3.11 was adopted to further those purposes. This policy and College procedure require compliance with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Discrimination based upon sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Title IX also prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include certain acts of verbal, non-verbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College maintains procedures to assure compliance with the requirements of Title IX and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Daytona State College Policy 3.14 and Procedure 311 provide substantial information for compliance and enforcement of Title IX.

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Title IX Reporting Options:

The College encourages students, employees, and other members of the College community to report violations of Title IX for sex discrimination and sex harassment. Reports may be made in person, email, regular mail, phone, in person, or by any other means to submit a complaint or occurrence of a violation(s) to the following College employees:

Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Cerese Ramos, Vice President, Student Services
Location: Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100), Office 102C
Phone: (386) 506-3840
Email: cerese.ramos@daytonastate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Robin Barr, Associate Vice President, Human Resources/Payroll/Benefits
Location: Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100), Office 303L
Phone: (386) 506-4473
Email: robin.barr@daytonastate.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Mr. Louie Mercer, Director, Campus Safety
Location: Daytona Beach Campus, Bailey Hall (Bldg. 540), Office 103
Phone: (386) 506-4433
Email: louie.mercer@daytonastate.edu

United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights:

Online: You may file a complaint with OCR using OCR’s electronic complaint form at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.

Mail or Facsimile: You may mail or send by facsimilie information to the address or phone number at this link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html. You may use OCR’s Discrimination Complaint Form (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintform.pdf) or write your own letter.