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Confidentiality and Privacy

The university is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of sexual misconduct. In any report under this policy, every effort will be made to protect the privacy interests of all individuals involved in a manner consistent with the need for a thorough review of the allegation.

The privacy of the parties will be respected and safeguarded at all times. All university employees who are involved in the university’s Title IX response, including hearing panel members, receive specific training and guidance about safeguarding private information.

Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators (Not Confidential)

Title IX Coordinator

Fanak Baarmand
fbaarman@fit.edu 
321-674-885

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Rodney Bowers 
Dean of Students 
rbowers@fit.edu 
321-674-8080

Jacqueline Hetherington 
Director of Residence Life
jhetherington@fit.edu  
321-674-7742

Jennifer Mercurio 
Associate Athletic Director of Student Athlete Services 
jmercurio@fit.edu 
321-674-8931 

Dr. Brian Lail
Professor / Deputy Title IX Coordinator
blail@fit.edu
321-674-8121  

Ombudsman
Rebecca Crook
bcrook@fit.edu 
321-674-8099