Title IX

Title IX

Submitting A Complaint/Report

Sexual Misconduct Complaint

Assistance can be obtained by contacting the Title IX Coordinator at 321-674-7277 or TitleIXCoordinator@fit.edu

How To File A Sexual Misconduct Complaint

Florida Tech encourages all sexual misconduct to be reported.  Florida Tech will take prompt and appropriate action to end the misconduct and prevent its recurrence.  All students have a right to report sexual misconduct by contacting one of the following:

  1. Title IX Coordinator, 321-674-7277
  2. Dean of Students/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 321-674-8080
  3. Director of Residence Life / Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 321-674-8095
  4. Associate Athletics Director of Student Athlete Services/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 321-674-8931

The University will make all reasonable efforts to ensure privacy and to protect the confidentiality of the complainant to the extent provided under applicable law.  The complainant reserves the right to request the complaint be handled informally or formally through the student code of conduct system.  However, Title IX requires the University to investigate all complaints fully and respond appropriately to end the sexual misconduct and to prevent it from recurring.  Additionally, the University may apply temporary disciplinary sanctions before formal disciplinary actions occur.  It is incumbent on the complainant and the respondent to cooperate fully with the University’s investigation through final resolution.

Investigation

The Title IX Coordinator will assign a special investigator to conduct the initial investigation.  Please note that the investigator is an impartial collector of information and will ensure that all parties receive fair and impartial treatment.  The investigator will meet with the complainant and respondent in all cases, even those that are reported to the police.
Upon receipt of the complaint, the investigator will promptly begin investigating the complaint, taking steps including but not limited to:

  1. Conducting interviews with the complainant, the respondent and third-party witnesses (incuding expert witnesses, where applicable) and summarizing such interviews in written form.
  2. Visiting, inspecting, and taking photographs at each relevant site.
  3. Collecting and preserving relevant evidence, where applicable.  In cases of corresponding criminal complaints, this step may be coordinated with law enforcement agencies.

 

Where to Request Additional Information or File a Complaint With Office of Civil Rights

Anyone who believes there has been an act of discrimination on the basis of sex against any person or group in a program or activity which receives Education Department (ED) financial assistance, may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under Title IX. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may complain on behalf of another person or group. A complaint should be sent to the OCR enforcement office that serves the state in which the alleged discrimination occurred. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended for good cause by the Enforcement Office Director. If you have also filed a complaint under an institutional grievance process, see the time limit discussed at the end of this section.  Each enforcement office is responsible for enforcing Title IX in the states and territories designated for that office.

If you wish additional information about Title IX, or a copy of the regulations which detail the requirements of Title IX, write or phone the OCR enforcement office which serves your state or territory, or you may call 1-800-421-3481.

If you wish to file a complaint alleging sex discrimination by a recipient institution in your state or territory, write to the appropriate OCR enforcement office, or call, and follow the instructions stated in the preceding section.