Non-Discrimination Coordinator Designations

Coordinator Designations: Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination,
Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault

Compliance with the law is the responsibility of all members of the Saint Leo campus community. But certain federal laws require that Saint Leo University designate and publish specific information about those staff members who have primary responsibility for compliance with those laws. The laws requiring designation include the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Coordinators for the University are listed below, and a brief description of these laws is included at the end of this designation announcement.

A. Coordinator Designations

1. Age Discrimination and Title IX Coordinator

 

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Saint Francis Hall
Second Floor, Room 212E
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574
352.588.8655
Jeffrey.Anderson@saintleo.edu
Duties and Responsibilities: serves as University Equity Officer. Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Age Discrimination Act and Title IX compliance at the University. Works with Student Services, Human Resources, and Professional Development, as applicable, on the coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

2. ADA Coordinator

 

Dr. Joanne MacEachran
Director, Academic Student Support Services
Student Activities Building
Second Floor, Room 207
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574
(352) 588-8462
adaoffice@saintleo.edu
Duties and Responsibilities: Oversight of overall implementation of disability accommodation process, including working with Student Services, the Equity Officer, and Professional Development, as applicable, coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

3. Deputy Coordinators

 

For all students:
Kenneth Posner
Associate Vice President for Student Services
Student Activities Building
First Floor, Room 118
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574
352.588.8992
Kenneth.Posner@saintleo.edu

If you have a complaint against another student for discrimination of any type, including but not limited to disability discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Associate Vice President for Student Services. The Associate Vice President for Student Services is responsible for compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communication, and administration of the Code of Student Conduct for all complaints against students. If you are a student with a complaint against a faculty or staff member, or visitor, you should contact the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, listed above.

Special Note on Center and Online Students: Center Directors serve as designees of the Associate Vice President for Student Services with respect to Center students. Shadel Hamilton, the Director of COL Student Services for the Center for Online Learning serves as the designee for students enrolled wholly online. Reports from students in these groups should be centrally reported to the Associate Vice President for Student Services, who in turn will involve these individuals as needed.

For faculty, staff, and visitors:
Theresa Kluender
Director of Human Resources
Saint Francis Hall
First Floor, Room 102
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574
352.588.8119
Theresa.Kluender@saintleo.edu
If you are an employee and you have a complaint against a faculty or staff member or visitor for discrimination of any type, including but not limited to disability discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Office of Human Resources. The Manager of Human Resources is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against faculty, staff and visitors. Complaints filed by students against faculty or staff members or visitors should be directed to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, listed above.

For Athletics:
Complaints against Students and Employees in Athletics
These complaints should be pursued using the same processes listed above.

Gender Equity in Athletics
If you have a complaint about gender equity in the University’s athletics programs, you should contact Vicki Fredrickson, who is responsible for Title IX Compliance in matters related to gender equity in Saint Leo athletics programs.

Phone: 352.588.7314
Email: vicki.fredrickson@saintleo.edu

B. Description of Laws Requiring Coordinator Designation

Age: The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is a federal law that prohibits “prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The [Age Discrimination] Act permits federally assisted programs or activities, and recipients of Federal funds, to continue to use age distinctions and factors other than age that meet the requirements of the Act.” See 34 CFR §§110.1. With only a narrow exception for programs or activity receiving Federal financial assistance for employment under the Job Training Partnership Act (29 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), the Age Discrimination Act does not cover employment. See 34 CFR §110.2.

Disability: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability in public accommodations, including private institutions of higher education.

Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Assault: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It provides in relevant part that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletic programs, Title IX is broader than just athletics.

C. Additional Resources for Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault: To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices above, depending on your status (student, faculty, staff, or visitor) and who the complaint is against (faculty/staff, visitor, or student).

You may also contact:

Howard "Scott" McEver
Director of Campus Security and Safety
Campus Safety Building
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574
352.588.8432
howard.mcever@saintleo.edu

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Updated October 18, 2012.