Equal Access / Equal Opportunity

Commitment to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

Santa Fe College is committed to an environment that embraces diversity, respects the rights of all individuals, is open and accessible, and is free of harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, veteran status, and genetic information. The college does not discriminate in its programs and activities, including employment and admissions.

Santa Fe College's Rule 2.8 Prohibition Against Discrimination and Harassment and Rule 2.8P Prohibition Against Discrimination and Harassment (Procedure) define its policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment and its grievance procedures for such complaints.

Anyone with questions about compliance or a complaint regarding harassment or discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence as a violation of Title IX, should contact the college's Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Coordinator using the following contact information 

Jasmine Gibbs
Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 113, Gainesville, Florida 32606
352-395-5950
equity.officer@sfcollege.edu

Information for Individuals with Disabilities

Students

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is responsible for receiving, approving, and coordinating services and accommodations for qualified students with disabilities so as to ensure they are provided access to the Santa Fe College educational program. The Director of the Disability Resource Center has been designated to serve as the ADA/504 Coordinator for students.

Visit the DRC website here for more information.


Employees

The Equity Officer is responsible for receiving, approving, and coordinating services and accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities so as to ensure they are able to have meaningful employment at Santa Fe College and has been designated to serve as the ADA/504 Coordinator for employees and College visitors.

To request an accommodation or ask questions about disability services at the college please email the Equity Officer at equity.officer@sfcollege.edu or call 352-395-5950.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on genetic information in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. GINA also restricts employers' acquisition of genetic information and strictly limits disclosure of genetic information. Genetic information includes information about genetic tests of applicants, employees, or their family members; the manifestation of diseases or disorders in family members (family medical history); and requests for or receipt of genetic services by applicants, employees, or their family members.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is an all-encompassing federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex of students, employees, and third parties when appropriate, of educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX and Santa Fe College.

Visit the Title IX website here for more information.