Eckerd College is committed to complying with all requirements as set forth by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). As such, discrimination on the basis of sex or gender will not be tolerated in any of College’s education programs or activities. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment; sexual violence; sex or gender-based bullying; hazing; stalking; relationship violence (including domestic violence and dating violence), and failure to provide equal opportunity in admissions, activities, employment or athletics. Student workers will be covered by this policy, and may also fall under the jurisdiction of human resources, which will jointly resolve all complaints with the Dean of Students.
The College will make every effort to successfully complete the grievance process for complaints of harassment and discrimination over a period of 60 days or less. The complainant will receive periodic status updates on the progress of the investigation and any subsequent appeals.
During the investigation and/or grievance process for complaints of harassment and discrimination, the College may take a number of interim actions in order to ensure the preservation of the educational experience and the overall College environment of the complainant. These actions may include, but are not limited to: imposing a no-contact directive on all involved parties; residence hall room change for one or more involved parties; changes in academic schedules or assignments for one or both parties and interim measures of the respondent.
Harassment and Discrimination
Eckerd College is committed to providing a living, learning, and working environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, and consistent with Eckerd’s educational mission and institutional values, Eckerd College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other protected characteristic in any educational program or activity, including admissions and employment.
Eckerd College is committed to complying with all requirements as set forth by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; and related federal and state authority.