Title IX

Notice of Non Discrimination under Title IX

Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Santa Fe College does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in any of its programs or activities, including but not limited to educational programs, employment, and admission. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and by the college. Santa Fe College is committed to responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination based on sex. Santa Fe College responds to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, as part of its efforts to stop the harassment and prevent its recurrence of possible sex discrimination.

Anyone who has questions or concerns regarding possible discrimination based on sex should contact the Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator.

SCI BadgeTitle IX Training

The U.S. Department of Education’s latest Title IX Regulations, which took effect August 14, 2020, require institutions to publish all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process.  Santa Fe College uses training materials provided by the State University of New York’s Student Conduct Institute, which can be found on their website.

Frequent Asked Questions

What is a Title IX Coordinator?

The Title IX Coordinator is committed to addressing complaints of sex discrimination in our community. The Title IX coordinator:

  • Can help arrange interim measures and help understand rules 2.8 and 2.8P. You can learn about these options with or without filing a complaint.
  • Is trained to handle sensitive information with discretion. Although not a confidential resource, they respect and protect privacy to the greatest extent possible, sharing information only on a need-to-know basis.

What are my reporting options?

  • You can report any concerns about sexual harassment to your Title IX Coordinator.
  • Anyone who wishes to report an allegation of sexual violence (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) has options:
    • Notify the Title IX Coordinator
    • Contact the Santa Fe College Police Department or the local police where the alleged incident occurred.
    • Notify both.
    While the College encourages reporting to both, the choice of whether and to whom to report belongs to each individual.

Where and how can I report?

Complaints about sex discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) arise under Rule 2.8 and Rule 2.8P. Click on those to learn more about the process or ask the Title IX Coordinator.

You can reach the Title IX Coordinator in person on the NW Campus, by phone 352-395-5950, or via email at equity.officer@sfcollege.edu. You may also use this online form here.

Who are my confidential resources on campus?

If you would like to explore your reporting options in a confidential setting, the Counseling Center may help. All Santa Fe College Counseling Center staff members are licensed professionals able to provide confidential services.

Counseling Center
Santa Fe College
Building R, Room 227
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

What if I see behavior that make me concerned for my safety or for another’s safety?

Santa Fe College is committed to providing a safe learning environment. We call on members of our community to do their part to keep Santa Fe Safe.

If you see behavior that indicates a potential for violence or threatens anyone at or on Santa Fe College, please dial 911 or call the Santa Fe College Police Department IMMEDIATELY at 395-5555 and report the behavior with information including location, date and time, persons involved, descriptions, and witness.

Where can I learn more about Title IX?

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights has several documents that cover the many areas that Title IX protects.

Contact Information

Lara Zwilling, Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 113, Gainesville, Florida 32606

An individual also may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights ("OCR")

Office for Civil Rights
61 Forsyth St. SW, Suite 19T40
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: 404-974-9450
Fax: 404-974-9459