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Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Title IX Statement

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. While embracing these concepts, including our obligations under federal, state and local law, UNF is equally committed to ensuring that educational and employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, admission, hiring, compensation and promotion, are based on the qualifications, skills and abilities of those desiring to work, study, and participate in our community.

 

To accomplish this intent, UNF shall not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, gender identity/expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sickle cell trait, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social or recreational program or activity it offers. Similarly, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation. In exercising these standards, the University will not abridge either free speech or academic freedom based on its context.

 

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion (EOI) has the authority and responsibility to receive, investigate, and, where appropriate, attempt to conciliate complaints, or investigate situations or conduct alleged to be in violation of the University's Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Inclusion Regulation and Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulation. Accordingly, any member of the UNF community who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct may seek guidance, counseling and/or file a complaint by contacting:

 

Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire

Director of EOI and Title IX Coordinator

Building One, J.J. Daniel Hall, Suite 1201

1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699

Marlynn.jones@unf.edu / eoi@unf.edu

(904) 620-2507

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[For full text of the Regulation please visit the regulations webpage]

- President David Szymanski

Title IX

The University of North Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the University's education programs and activities, and the University is required by Title IX and its implementing federal regulations to not discriminate on that basis. The requirement not to discriminate also extends to admissions and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education, or both.

  

To ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., and subsequent regulations, and its implementation of regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr106.html), the President of the University has authorized the Title IX Coordinator as the primary contact. She is responsible for developing, adopting and/or assuring the dissemination of the University's nondiscrimination policy and for making the policy available to the University community. In addition, the Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Women's Administrator will make the policy available to student-athletes as required to be in compliance with NCAA regulations. The Office of Human Resources distributes the policy to faculty, staff, the University community and the public.

 

Associated UNF policies and procedures may be found on the University Policies website (www.unf.edu/policies), as well as through the following links:

Other Title IX Resources: