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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

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 assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual orientation and gender identity. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who make a complaint or participate in an investigation regarding an alleged Title IX violation.

Dean of Students
The Dean of Students provides free and confidential resources as related to sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, harassment based on sexual orientation or harassment based on gender identity. They also provide reporting options to file a formal report about an incident.

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
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