Jun 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Title IX

Maintaining a campus free from sex discrimination and sexual misconduct is important to the Florida Poly Community.

Sexual Misconduct violates University policy, federal and state laws and may also be subject to criminal prosecution. The University is committed to fostering an environment that promotes prompt reporting of all types of sexual harassment and timely and fair resolution of sexual misconduct complaints.

FPU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. Title IX of the Higher Educations Amendments of 1972, 20 USC 1681 et seq., a Federal civil rights law, prohibits such discrimination, in any form, including sexual harassment, sexual violence and gender-based discrimination. 

Seeking Guidance or Filing a Complaint

Any member of the University community who believes that they have been subjected to sexual misconduct or retaliation related to an allegation of sexual misconduct; or any member of the University community who believes that others have been subjected to sexual misconduct, in violation of this policy, may seek guidance, resources, or file a complaint, in accordance with this policy, by contacting:

Michelle Disson
Title IX Coordinator
Florida Polytechnic University
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, Fl 33805-8531

Allegations of a violation of this policy, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and complaints of retaliation, will be addressed by the Title IX Coordinator, in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures. Members of the University community may contact the Title IX coordinator to seek assistance in informally resolving the complaint or in filing a formal complaint. Allegations of sexual harassment reported to the University’s Title IX coordinator in no way affect the right of the complainant to file a criminal complaint, even in the event an internal Title IX investigation has already commenced. For more information visit www.floridapoly.edu/titleix


Please see FPU-1.005P Sexual Harassment policy and FPU-3.006 Student Code of Conduct to read in its entirety.