Florida Polytechnic University strives to ensure that the living and learning environment on the University campus is free from unlawful sexual discrimination.

The Title IX Coordinator at Florida Polytechnic University accepts complaints of unlawful sexual discrimination affecting the University campus and its educational programs.

Students, faculty, staff and others participating in Florida Polytechnic University’s educational programs and other activities may contact Title IX Coordinator Michelle Disson if they have any questions or would like to make a complaint.

If You Need Immediate Help

In an emergency situation, please call 911 to summon immediate help.

Additional Resources

In non-emergency situations, you can make complaints of sexual harassment to the following contacts:

Interim Title IX Coordinator
Jessica Throckmorton
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, Fla. 33805-8531
Ph: 863.874.8483

Health & Wellness Services
Wellness Center
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, Fla. 33805-8531

Florida Polytechnic University Police Department
Control Center
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, Fla. 33805-8531

File a Report

You may use this form to report a complaint of unlawful sexual discrimination.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
– Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

About 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.

Sexual harassment violates University policy, federal and state laws and may also be subject to criminal prosecution. The University is committed to fostering an environment that promotes prompt reporting of all types of sexual harassment and timely and fair resolution of sexual harassment complaints. You can read the entire Sexual Harassment Policy Statement here. All complaints of sexual harassment will be handled in accordance with the University’s grievance and disciplinary procedures.



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