Catalog 2024 - 2025

Filing a Harassment and/or Discrimination Complaint

Indian River State College and its District Board of Trustees strongly encourage any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination and/or harassment at the College to immediately bring it forward to one of the Complaint Intake Persons designated in this Procedure (see Definitions). Such discussion should include as much information as possible, including names and positions of persons involved; identification of witnesses if any; the time, place and details of the incident leading to the allegations; etc. In no case will a Complainant be required to report such behavior to the alleged Harassing Party (the Respondent).

In the event that a faculty member, adjunct faculty member, or any other college employee may receive a complaint concerning harassment directly from a student, he/she must immediately inform an appropriate Intake Person.

Should an employee be involved in such a situation, reference is to be made to the Employee Reporting Procedure outlined in AP-3.131 for designated Complaint Intake Persons, their locations on campus, and the “Responsible Authorities.”

Failure of a student to immediately notify an appropriate individual of suspected or actually disclosed allegations of discrimination and/or harassment constitutes a violation of their individual accountability to support the Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy and Procedures of the College. Such violations may be subject to disciplinary actions.