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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 Inclusion (EOI) 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 EOI and Title IX Coordinator, 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

Marlynn Jones, Title IX Coordinator      
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion
Bldg. 1, Room 1201 (904) 620-2513   
                        
Tom Van Schoor, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Students, Student Affairs

Bldg. 57W, Suite 2700  (904) 620-1491

Confidential Resources:
Victim Advocacy Program, Women's Center
Bldg. 2, Room 21  (904) 620-1010
Donna Kirk, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Senior Assoc. AD of Compliance & Academic Services/ 
SWA, Athletics

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, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Assoc. VP, Dean Undergraduate Studies, Academic Affairs

Bldg. 1, Room 2518 (904) 620-5279

Additional Resources:
On-Campus Police: (904) 620-2800
Off-Campus Police: 911
Rocelia Gonzalez, Deputy 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 Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Forms

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 Inclusion by phone at (904) 620-2507 or email eod@unf.edu