Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, Diversity & 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 genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin 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 UNF President has delegated to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (E.O.D.) 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 Diversity Regulation and Sexual Misconduct Regulation. Accordingly, any member of the UNF community who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation, or sexual misconduct may seek guidance, counseling and/or file a complaint by contacting: Cheryl Gonzalez, Director, E.O.D. and Title IX Administrator, located at Building One, J.J. Daniel Hall, Suite 1201, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699, or call (904) 620-2507 or via 711 Florida Relay for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing or those with speech impairments and/or limitations.
[For full text of the Regulation please visit the regulations webpage]
- President David Szymanski
Title IX Reporting Contacts
Cheryl Gonzalez, Title IX Administrator
Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Bldg. 1, Room 1201 │ (904) 620-2507
Tom Van Schoor, Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Students, Student Affairs
Bldg. 57W, Suite 2700 │ (904) 620-1491
Maurisha Bishop-Salmon, Victim Advocate
Bldg. 2, Room 2111 │ (904) 620-1010
, Title IX Coordinator
Senior Assoc. AD of Compliance & Academic Services/
Bldg. 34, Room 1031 │ (904) 620-2819
Andrea Adams-Manning, Student Ombuds
Assistant Dean of Students, Student Affairs
Bldg. 57W, Suite 2700 │ (904) 620-1491
Dr. Karen Patterson, Title IX Coordinator
Assoc. VP, Dean Undergraduate Studies, Academic Affairs
Bldg. 1, Room 2518 │ (904) 620-5279
On-Campus Police: (904) 620-2800
Off-Campus Police: 911
Rocelia Gonzalez, Title IX Coordinator
Director of ADA Compliance, Administration & Finance
Bldg. 6, Room 1314 │ (904) 620-2870
OTHER RESOURCES: Certain UNF positions, known as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are mandated under federal law to report crimes and their locations per the Clery Act, but not investigate or determine whether an incident is actually a crime. For a list of positions designated as CSAs, please see UNF Policy 1.0120P, titled Campus Safety and Security Reporting. Additional positions are also designated as “Responsible Employees" meaning they are required to promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, as defined in Regulation 1.0050R, by or against any student, employee, contractor or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.
For employees who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation, or
sexual misconduct may seek guidance, counseling and/or file a complaint using the Employee Intake Form.
For students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation, or
sexual misconduct may seek guidance, counseling and/or file a complaint using the Student Intake Form.
For visitors who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation, or
sexual misconduct may seek guidance, counseling and/or file a complaint by contacting the Office of Equal
Opportunity and Diversity by phone at (904) 620-2507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.