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Safe Harbor at State College of Florida: How Title IX, The Violence Against Women's Act and the Clery Act Address Sexual Harassment and violence on Campus

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) strives to provide a community where safety, equality, respect and healthy relationships are valued. SCF fosters a campus environment that is free from intimidation, and one in which students may be educated to their fullest potential.  SCF will not tolerate sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and any form of sexual harassment from students, faculty, staff, volunteers, visitors, or any persons whether online, or at any College campus, or sponsored event. SCF also encourages the college community to report incidences that relate to these offenses. 

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact 911, non-emergency please contact the SCF Public Safety Department at (941) 752-5550, Bradenton Campus.  (941) 408-1550, Venice Campus.  (941) 363-7155, Lakewood Ranch Campus (7am-10pm, Mon-Fri).

SCF Counseling and Support Line 941-752-5107

Need to Report Something, Click Here Click on the link and complete all screens of the web form online. You may disclose your name or remain anonymous. When you have completed the web form, press the submit button.

What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity that receives financial support from the Federal government. Under Title IX, discrimination based on sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who complain about or participate in an investigation regarding an alleged Title IX violation.

Reporting Process Brochure
This document helps victims understand right and options

Connect, Call, Care
This document outlines reporting options for discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence. 

Title IX Confidential Reporting Resources- If you wish that your identity and the details of an incident be kept confidential, there are some resources available to you:

  • SPARCC 941-365-1976 for Sarasota County
  • Centerstone 941-708-6059 for Manatee County
  • Campus Ministry
  • Reporting Link

Reporting Options:
In non-emergency situations, please report sexual harassment, sexual assault or any sexual misconduct to one of the following contacts:

Title IX Coordinator:  Jaquelyn McNeil, Dean of Students 941-752-5267 Bradenton Campus Building 1, Room 127

Title IX Deputy Coordinators:

Bradenton Campus:  Dr. Brenda Pinkney, Director of Advising 941-752-5429 and Dale Drees, Online Learning 941-752-5345.

Venice Campus:  Heather Shehorn, Student Support Services 941-408-1416 and William Graydon, Veteran Services 941-408-1446

Lakewood Ranch Campus:  Dr. April Fleming, Director of Educational Programs 941-363-7265

Collegiate School:  Karen Peck, Academic Administrator 941-752-5583

Gloria Tracy, Assistant Director of Human Resources 941-752-5506.                                                                              Employee Assistance Program, click here

Title IX Responsible Employees
To access the SCF policy click here

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