Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

Commitment to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

Valencia College is an equal opportunity institution. We provide equal opportunity for employment and educational services to all individuals as it relates to admission to the College or to programs, any aid, benefit, or service to students or wages and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sex/gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable laws, the College is committed to ensuring that current and future students are not discriminated against and ensuring a bias-free learning environment. College Policy 6Hx28:2-01 Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct (Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Interpersonal Violence, Stalking, Complicity, and Retaliation) outlines the expectation of members of the College community as well as the procedures for addressing allegations of this nature.

Additionally, specific procedures for filing a complaint and resolving academic disputes are provided under valenciacollege.edu/students/disputes/ as well as the prevailing policy -  6Hx28:8-10 (Student Academic Dispute and Administrative Complaint Resolution). Also, the College provides an ombudsman on each campus with whom students are able to conduct off-the-record discussions about student concerns. This information is provided in the Student LifeMap Handbook and College Catalog.

Trisha Charles is the Director, Equal Opportunity. Ryan Kane is the College’s Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator, and is responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts with respect to these laws. Both Trisha and Ryan ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment at Valencia College.

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Employees and students who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment should contact:

Trisha Charles
Director, Equal Opportunity

Ryan Kane 
Assistant Vice President, Equity & Access
Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator