Florida Tech Title IX Reporting

Individuals who want to file a report and individuals accused of sexual misconduct have options for reporting, resources, and care and support services. You can choose one or multiple options at any time.

You Have Options

Florida Institute of Technology has designated a Title IX Coordinator to coordinate compliance with and respond to inquiries concerning Title IX. A report of a violation of this policy should be made to:

Fanak Baarmand, Title IX Coordinator: 321-674-8885; fbaarman@fit.edu

There are four Title IX Deputy Coordinators:

  • Rodney Bowers, Dean of Students: (321) 674-8080; rbowers@fit.edu
  • Jacqueline Hetherington, Director of Resident Life: (321) 674-7742; jhetherington@fit.edu
  • Jennifer Mercurio, Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Services: (321) 674-8931; jmercurio@fit.edu
  • Brian Lail, Professor, Computer Engineering and Sciences: (321) 674-8121; blail@fit.edu

Download the Online Reporting Form

Call Florida Tech Security Department (Available 24 HOURS A DAY: 321-674-8111)

The Security Department can assist you with: filing an incident report; getting help with obtaining medical assistance; contacting local law enforcement to file a criminal complaint; applying for a no contact order; or getting information about our Resource Guide. (Resource guide should be link to the resource guide)

If a violation of this policy violates a criminal law, impacted individuals are encouraged to report their complaint to the local law enforcement authority where the incident occurred.

  • Melbourne Police Department: (321) 608-6731
  • Palm Bay Police Department: (321) 952-3456
  • Brevard Country Sheriff: (321) 253-6658

Any person making a complaint under this policy may pursue a complaint with the University and police simultaneously. The police and the University independently investigate complaints of relationship violence and sexual misconduct. The police investigate to determine whether there has been a violation of criminal laws. The University investigates to determine whether there has been a violation of University policy. The investigations proceed concurrently, and the outcome of one investigation does not determine the outcome of the other investigation.

Restraining Orders

The following websites provide resources and guidance in filing a restraining order in cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

Brevard Country Clerk of Courts

Melbourne Police Department Domestic Violence Unit

You can go to:

Holzer Health Center
3976 Country Club Road
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 674-8078
Hours: Summer: M-F 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fall and Spring Semester (M-T 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m)
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                                      

You can go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room:

Holmes Regional Medical Center
1350 Hickory St
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 434-7000
Hours: 24/7

Medical and Counseling professionals are required to maintain total confidentiality and cannot share your information without your consent unless there is an imminent threat to self or others.