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The community at The University of Tampa strives to support the development of each student as a productive and responsible citizen who embraces the values of honesty, good citizenship, trust, respect and responsibility.

- UT's Spartan Code

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a work and educational environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. The University maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and any kind of harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic. Likewise, ethnic, religious, age-related, disability, gender or sexual orientation considerations will not be used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting any student, faculty member or employee.

The University prohibits retaliation of any kind (harassment, threats, intimidation, etc.) against anyone for making an inquiry about possible violations. Instances of retaliation should be reported to the executive director of Human Resources or a Title IX deputy coordinator, as applicable.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a law that protects

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a law that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities at institutions who receive federal financial assistance. These programs and activities can include admissions, recruitment, athletics, financial aid, academic programs, housing and employment. Sexual discrimination can include sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship violence and stalking. Visit Article XIX of the Student Code of Conduct for definitions that can help you to better understand each of these items.

UT strongly encourages reporting of discrimination and sexual misconduct and relationship violence and will take prompt, effective steps to end, eliminate, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. Detailed information about this process, including University response and investigation procedures, sanctioning, and decision review can be found on the Office Student Conduct Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Procedures webpage. Reporting may help in overall recovery, feelings of personal safety and can also help to protect others in the future.

The following sections contain information about resources available to anyone (i.e., students, faculty and staff) who has experienced, or knows someone who has experienced, an act of sexual misconduct.

If you have an emergency, call 911 for immediate assistance.

Campus Reporting

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a safe educational environment...

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a safe educational environment. This includes conducting fair and thorough investigations and providing interim measures which include, but may not be limited to those such as no-contact orders, alternative housing and campus employment arrangements, academic support and counseling. A person who has experienced sexual misconduct or relationship violence has the right to request that the investigation process stop at any time.

All of the resources listed here are obligated to take the appropriate steps to address reported incidents of sexual misconduct, and will do so as confidentially and discreetly as possible. If you are not ready to take this step, the University encourages you to contact a confidential resource for additional support and guidance.

Title IX Coordinator
Donna Popovich, Executive Director
Human Resources
(813) 257-3723
Riverside Center, Room 202
dpopovich@ut.edu
*All incidents, including those involving faculty and staff

Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Leander Hamilton, Manager, Title IX and Strategic Workplace Compliance
Human Resources
(813) 257-3748
Riverside Center, Room 202
lhamilton02@ut.edu
*All incidents, including those involving faculty and staff

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students
Tim Nelson, Director of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct
(813) 257-3283
Vaughn Center, Room 202
tnelson@ut.edu
Public Incident Report Form

*Incidents involving students only

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletics
Jennifer Alger, Assistant Director Academic and Student Services/Senior Woman Administrator
Athletics
(813) 257-3100
Martinez Athletics Center, Room 126

*Incidents involving student athletes, coaches and athletic staff

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Joseph Sclafani, PhD Interim Associate Provost, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Professor, Psychology
(813) 257-3072
Plant Hall, Room 303
jsclafani@ut.edu

*Incidents involving faculty and students

Campus Safety
Maureen A. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building
First Floor
(813) 257-7777
campussafety@ut.edu
Silent Witness Report Form

*All incidents, including those involving faculty and staff

Area Coordinators, Resident Assistants and Head Residents
Residence hall staff members are trained to assist students with many issues. Information shared with these staff members regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking will be reported to the Title IX coordinator or appropriate deputy coordinator.

Faculty, Staff and Residence Hall Employees
Faculty and the majority of University staff members are available to assist students. Information shared with these individuals regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking will be reporting to the Title IX coordinator or appropriate deputy coordinator.

Confidential Campus Resources

Confidential resources can give you the support you need.

If you are unsure of whether or not to report an incident, we encourage you to contact a Victim Advocate or Campus Counseling Services. Staff members in these areas are considered confidential resources and are there to provide you with guidance and support. Discussions with confidential resources will not be considered a report to the University, and therefore will not result in further action from the University unless you request this. These resources may have to share general knowledge of this incident with Campus Safety (without including any personally identifiable information) for Clery Act reporting requirements, if applicable.

Victim Advocacy

UT is proud to offer victim advocacy services to any student who has been the victim of a violent crime. The program is staffed with trained advocates who are appointed by the Office of the Attorney General to provide these services.

Victim Advocacy Hotline
(813) 257-3900 (fall and spring semesters only)
victimadvocacy@ut.edu (always available)

Campus Counseling Services
Current students may receive counseling at any time, even years after the incident. Services and records are strictly confidential. In cases of emergency, an on-call counselor can be reached by contacting Campus Safety at (813) 257-7777. The counseling center staff is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Dickey Health and Wellness Center
(813) 253-6250
healthcenter@ut.edu

Off-Campus Reporting

Anyone who has experienced an act of sexual misconduct...
Anyone who has experienced an act of sexual misconduct or relationship violence has the right to contact the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to file a complaint of discrimination or local law enforcement to file a criminal report. The University is here to provide support and assistance with the criminal report process, if desired. If you have an emergency, call 911 for immediate assistance.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
(800) 421-3481
(202) 453-6012 (fax)
(800) 877-8339 (TDD)
OCR@ed.gov
OCR Complainant Forms

Tampa Police Department
411 N. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 231-6130
www.tampagov.net/police
Sexual Offenders and Predators
Domestic Violence

Hillsborough County Sheriff
(813) 247-8200
www.hcso.tampa.fl.us
*outside of Tampa City limits

Community Resources

External websites and resources...

In addition to those offered on campus, there are also many community resources available. Those listed below are not all inclusive, but can help to provide guidance on additional help including, counseling, housing and legal assistance, and also visa and immigration assistance.

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
(813) 234-1234 or 211

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)
(800) 656-HOPE

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233
(800) 787-3224 (TTY)

Stalking Resource Center

Immigration Advocates Network | Nonprofit Resource Center
Legal Services Directory

Pastoral Resources
Members of the clergy have been designated as confidential resources by the U.S. Department of Education.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty and staff have access to an Employee Assistance Program
Faculty and staff have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through UT’s comprehensive benefits program. The EAP is available 24 hours a day and offers counseling for emotional support, depression, conflict management and more.

Employee Assistance Program
(877) 398-5816
www.resourcesforliving.com
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Questions? Contact Jason Hoskins, benefits manager, Human Resources, at (813) 257-3724 or jhoskins@ut.edu.