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SPC: Committed to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity
St. Petersburg College is committed to being a place where students, employees and other members of the College community can work, learn and grow together in an environment that fosters mutual respect. As a central part to fostering such respect, the College prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities.
To assist any members of the College community who experience any such discrimination, including sexual harassment, violence and misconduct, the Equal Access/Equal Opportunity (Equity) Office is available and ready to assist in seeking prompt, fair resolutions, as well as to offer resources and support. The Equity Office does not advocate for any party in such conflicts, but instead provides an impartial, equitable process to ensure compliance with College policies, state and federal laws. Additionally, the Equity Office is available to informally discuss complaints or concerns without recourse to College procedure and to ascertain the best course of action in accordance with institutional policies.
Pamela Smith, Director, Equal Access/Equal Opportunity, Title IX Coordinator, coordinates the College's efforts to comply with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including but not limited to, Title IX and Section 504) and carries out the College's responsibilities associated with inquiries and complaints alleging discrimination.
If you have questions or concerns regarding discrimination (including harassment), sexual harassment, sexual assault or any sexual misconduct:
EMERGENCY? Dial 911 or Campus Safety at 727-791-2560.
In non-emergency situations, report discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault or any sexual misconduct to:
- Pamela Smith, Director, Equal Access/Equal Opportunity, Title IX Coordinator
District Office - 6021 142nd Ave. North, Largo, FL 33760
- OR to any of the designated reporting contacts on each campus:
- En situaciones que no sean de emergencia, si necesita ayuda en Español para informar actos de discriminación, acoso sexual, agresión sexual o cualquier conducta sexual inapropiada contacte a Rod Davis, Provost, Tarpon Springs Campus al 727-712-5720
- Inquiries or complaints concerning implementing regulations for Title IX, Section 504 and other civil rights laws may also be referred to the Office for Civil Rights, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T10, Atlanta, GA 30303-8927; Telephone: (404)974-9406; Email: OCR.Atlanta@ed.gov
For questions or concerns regarding student accessibility services contact:
For questions or concerns regarding employment accessibility services contact:
For questions or concerns regarding access to courses and credit granted toward a degree contact the Student Ombudsman:
View current student diversity by selecting the Enrollment tab on SPC's College Navigator page
Equal Access/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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View Equity Report.