Title IX Compliance

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states: 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 requires colleges to respond promptly and effectively to complaints of all kinds of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Colleges must take immediate action to eliminate the offending conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Daytona State College shall promptly investigate complaints, ensure complainant safety, and provide appropriate responses. 

Daytona State College strives to provide a safe and positive working and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination. College Policy 3.11 was adopted to further those purposes. This policy and College procedure require compliance with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Discrimination based upon sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Title IX also prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include certain acts of verbal, non-verbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College maintains procedures to assure compliance with the requirements of Title IX and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Daytona State College Policy 3.14 and Procedure 311 provide substantial information for compliance and enforcement of Title IX.

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Title IX Reporting Options:

The College encourages students, employees, and other members of the College community to report violations of Title IX for sex discrimination and sex harassment. Reports may be made in person, email, regular mail, phone, in person, or by any other means to submit a complaint or occurrence of a violation(s) to the following College employees:

Title IX Coordinator
Cerese Ramos
Vice President of Student Development & Student Equity Officer
Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100), Office 210C
(386) 506-3840
Cerese.Ramos@DaytonaState.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Tanika Clemons
Director of Human Resources & Employee Equity Officer
Wetherell Center (Building 100), Room 303K
(386) 506-4431
Tanika.Clemons@DaytonaState.edu

United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights:

Online: You may file a complaint with OCR using OCR’s electronic complaint form at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.

Mail or Facsimile: You may mail or send by facsimilie information to the address or phone number at this link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html. You may use OCR’s Discrimination Complaint Form (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintform.pdf) or write your own letter.