Committed to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

The Equal Access/Equal Opportunity (EA/EO) Office is designed to help members of the St. Petersburg College community seek fair and just resolutions of conflicts in college matters in a non-adversarial, non-litigious manner. EA/EO officers facilitate procedures for handling conflicts. However, the officers are not advocates for any party, nor do they determine the outcome of these matters.

The EA/EO Office is geared toward independence, impartiality and confidentiality to the degree permitted by law. Although we cannot always promise the outcome you were hoping for, we can guarantee that we will listen, be fair and be responsive to your needs. You also will get a complete explanation as to why and how the resolution came about. No person should suffer any penalty because he or she seeks assistance from an EA/EO officer.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at eaeo_director@spcollege.edu.

Discrimination

St. Petersburg College does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including sexual harassment or violence), age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. All SPC employees receive training on this subject and are aware that violators are subject to disciplinary action, which may include reprimand, suspension or dismissal.

In emergency situations, dial 911 or Campus Safety at 727-791-2560.

Types of Discrimination

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Gender identity
  • Religion
  • Race, color, ethnicity, national origin
  • Marital status
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sexual harassment 
  • Student/faculty relationships
  • Genetic information
  • Disabilities

Sexual Harassment

St. Petersburg College has a strong commitment to keeping its workplaces and classrooms free from sexual harassment. The responsibility for doing so rests with each member of the college community.

A student or employee in violation of the SPC's Sexual Harassment Policy is subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal or termination.

The Equal Access/Equal Opportunity (EA/EO) office will help members of the SPC community who report any incident of sexual harassment. SPC wants each student and employee to have an educational or work environment free from sexual harassment.

Sexual Violence and Misconduct

St. Petersburg College is committed to preventing sexual violence and sexual harassment on all of its campuses by providing resources to educate students and employees. If you experience any form of sexual misconduct, including unwelcome sexual advances, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, on campus or at any College-sponsored activity, we are here to help.

Community Resources

This information should be read by the entire college population because all can be victims of sexual misconduct.

This section constitutes the policy of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of St. Petersburg College on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct including Sexual Harassment. This policy applies fully to all students and all employees.

Reporting contacts

In non-emergency situations, report discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault or any sexual misconduct to the Director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator or to any of the other designated reporting contacts on each campus as listed below or their successor in office. If for any reason you do not wish to report the complaint to your campus or site representative, you may report it to any of the persons listed. The individual receiving a complaint regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault or any sexual misconduct should contact the Equity Office. If no one can be reached at the numbers listed, please call Campus Safety at 727-791-2560.

In emergency situations, dial 911 or Campus Safety at 727-791-2560.

Caruth Health Education Center
Eric Carver, Provost, 727-341-3664
Nancy Kelley, Associate Provost, 727-341-3602

Clearwater Campus
Stan Vittetoe, Provost, 727-791-2475
Paul "Matt" Bowen, Associate Provost, 727-791-2488
Anja Norman, Academic Department Chair, Social & Behavioral Science, 727-791-2671

District Office
Brian Miles, Vice President, Administrative/Business Services and Information Technology, 727-341-3276
Amy Lockhart, Associate Vice President, Business and Financial Services, 727-341-3329

EpiCenter
Desiree Woroner, HR Director of Operations, 727-302-6823

Director, EA/EO, Title IX Coordinator
Pamela Smith, 727-341-3261

St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
Jamelle Conner, Provost, 727-341-4656
Keron Jean-Baptiste, Associate Provost, 727-341-4349

Seminole Campus
Mark Strickland, Provost, 727-394-6110
Lynda Womer, Associate Provost, 727-394-6109

SPC Allstate Center
C. Scott Fronrath, Provost, 727-341-4495
Eileen LaHaie, Director, Center for Public Safety Innovation, 727-341-4502

SPC Downtown and Midtown
Kevin Gordon, Provost, 727-344-8062
Dawn Rodak, Associate Provost, Downtown, 727-341-4504
Vivian O'Dell, Senior Administrative Services Specialist, Downtown, 727-341-7915
Tyrone Clinton, Associate Provost, Midtown, 727-341-7163
Sherry Roberts, Administrative Services Specialist, Midtown, 727-341-7159

Tarpon Springs Campus
Rod Davis, Associate Provost, 727-712-5720
Theresa Kontodiakos, Student Services Manager, 727-712-5451