Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

In accordance with Federal and State laws as well as Board Governance Policy [400.1], Eastern Florida State college is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.


Inquiries regarding the College's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to:

Ms. Darla Ferguson, Chief Equity and Diversity Officer
Cocoa Campus, George Washington Carver Administration Building 2, Room 113
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
Telephone: 321-433-7080
e-mail: fergusond@easternflorida.edu

or 

Steven Salvo, Dean of Public Safety & Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Melbourne Campus, Building 8, Room 201G
3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
telephone: 321-433-5775 or
email: salvos@easternflorida.edu


Official representatives of the College to include supervisors, staff and faculty are required to report all complaints or concerns regarding sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault/sexual battery, and stalking to the Chief Equity and Diversity Officer and Title IX Compliance Coordinator or to their supervisor in a timely manner (within 24 hours). The complainant’s desire to keep the matter confidential does not exempt employees from this directive. Failing to report these matters in a timely basis is a serious offense and will most likely result in disciplinary action.


Inquiries regarding veterans’ programs may be directed to the

Military & Veterans Service Center
Student Services Center/Administration, Building 1, Room 140
3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida 32935
321-433-7880

or the

Military & Veterans Service Center
Ralph M. Williams Student Center, Building 11, Room 113
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922
321-433-7880

The College has instituted procedures to provide a channel for the resolution of various types of problems or complaints by students and applicants for admission concerning College policies or College employees. Retaliatory action of any kind taken by an employee of the College against any student involved in any aspect of the grievance procedure is prohibited and shall be regarded as a separate and distinct grievous matter per College policy.

Students who feel that they have been injured in some fashion by unfair treatment (on the part of a College employee, or under any of the College policies, procedures, programs or activities) or by discrimination or harassment (on the basis of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetics information, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry or political affiliation have the right to initiate informal and (optionally) formal grievance procedures (see Section 800.10 of the EFSC Procedures Manual for sexual misconduct matters).