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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It is a federal regulation that prohibits sex discrimination against students and staff of educational institutions. Title IX is a part of the Education Amendments enacted in 1972.

No, you do not have to file a report with local law enforcement.  You can receive services and supportive measures from the College without filing a police report.

If you decide to file a police report you will need to notify the municipality where the incident occurred.

Supportive measure may include academic adjustments to your classes, on campus safety measures, referral to internal and external resources that are decided upon by you in cooperation with the Title IX Coordinator.

A report is not necessary, but you will need to notify the College to request support services and referrals to resources. 

You may submit your report online: or
you can contact one of the College’s Title IX Coordinators, Campus Dean’s of Student Services or Campus Security 

You can file a report or request supportive measures without knowing the name of the other party.
Only those at the College that need to know will have access to the report. If a formal complaint is filed, the other party would be notified. A truly confidential report may be made to the College-wide Counseling Center. 
Palm Beach State College policy states that “Retaliation against individuals who have filed a charge or participated in an investigation or opposed any unlawful practice is prohibited and will subject the person who retaliates to disciplinary action…”
You will have to speak to the Title IX Coordinator. If you decide to file a formal complaint you will need to speak to an investigator assigned to your case by the Dean of Student Services.
The other party will be notified that a complaint has been filed.
An investigation will be conducted by a trained investigator, this will include interviewing all involved parties and witnesses, gathering documentation related to the complaint from both parties and compiling an investigative report that will be used to determine whether the person is responsible for the behavior or not. This determination maybe made by an individual, such as he Dean of Student Services or by hearing panel.
Either party has the right to appeal the determination. 
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