Students have the right to meet with the Ombudsperson.The Ombudsperson offers a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns, problems or complaints. As an advocate for fairness, the Ombudsperson serves as an independent and unbiased mediator as students resolve academic challenges. In this vein, the Ombudsperson helps students understand College policies, assists students in exploring possible options, and makes referrals to appropriate resources. In accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute 1006.51, the Ombudsperson also assists students with appeals concerning access to courses and credit granted towards a degree. The Ombudsperson, Dr. Bea Awoniyi, is housed in Building R, room 211 and is accountable to the College President via the Vice President for Student Affairs.