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Beacon College complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), which prohibits sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as certain forms of retaliation, in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Anyone may experience sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct, irrespective of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Beacon College has established a Sexual Misconduct Response Policy that prohibits sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct and provides a process for reporting, investigating, and deciding alleged violations. The policy also identifies important resources available to members of the campus community.

The College has designated a Title IX Coordinator to coordinate compliance with Title IX and the College’s Sexual Misconduct Response Policy and respond to questions, requests, or reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.

For more information, please visit the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy.


Katy Reinke, Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
Beacon College
105 E. Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748

Phone: 352-787-7547
Email: kreinke@beaconcollege.edu

Important Information About Your Rights and Resources

Learn more about Information About Your Rights.

Any person who is the victim or survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or forms of sexual misconduct has the right to decide whether to seek assistance from law enforcement, campus safety, or other campus authorities.

Survivors may choose to:

  1. notify campus safety, local police, or both;
  2. be assisted by campus authorities in notifying law enforcement; and
  3. decline to notify such authorities.

Survivors of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking should immediately notify campus authorities in the event they receive an order of protection, a no-contact order, a restraining order, or a similar order issued by a criminal, civil, or tribal court so campus authorities can take steps to comply with the order.

Supportive Measures

Whether or not a person who is a victim or survivor of sexual misconduct decides to file a formal complaint, campus authorities may be able to offer supportive measures to the victim or survivor or any person accused of sexual misconduct. These measures are intended to provide support and ensure no person is denied access to the institution’s education program or activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are supportive measures?

Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate and reasonably available to any person who is the victim of or accused of sexual misconduct.

Do I have to pay for supportive measures?

No. These services are provided without charge to the complainant and respondent.

Can I obtain supportive measures even if a formal complaint is not filed?

Yes. Supportive measures are available before or after a formal complaint is filed, even if no formal complaint is ever filed at all. Supportive measures are also available regardless of whether the complainant chooses to report the incident to campus safety or local law enforcement.

What’s the purpose of providing supportive measures?

Supportive measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the institution’s education program or activity without unreasonably burdening the other party. These include measures designed to protect the safety of the parties and the educational environment. Supportive measures may also be used to deter or limit the risk of violations of the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy.

What kinds of supportive measures are available?

Supportive measures may include counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, transportation options, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus, and other similar measures. The particular supportive measures available in a particular case depend on the individual circumstances.

Are supportive measures confidential?

Supportive measures will be kept as confidential as possible. Some supportive measures require that information be shared with the other parties or with other authorities. For example, it is necessary to share information about the identity of a party in order to implement and enforce a no-contact order or to make academic accommodations.

How do I request supportive measures?

Any person who reports or is accused of sexual misconduct may request supportive measures through the Title IX Coordinator.

Preserving Evidence

Victims or survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking should consider the importance of preserving evidence. Law enforcement or health care professionals may be able to assist with collecting and preserving evidence, which may be necessary as proof in a criminal case or in order to obtain an order of protection. Evidence may be lost if not preserved quickly. A list of community-based resources is included at the end of this document.

Local resources and contact information are listed in Section IX of the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy.

How to File a Formal Complaint

A person who is the victim of sexual misconduct may file a formal complaint by submitting a request for the institution to investigate the allegations. The request must be in writing (which may be email) and must be signed or indicate that it is being filed by the complainant. An optional complaint form is included in the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy. The formal complaint must be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, by email, or by using the contact information listed below.

Katy Reinke
Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
Beacon College
105 E. Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748

Phone: 352-787-7547
Email: kreinke@beaconcollege.edu

Reporting sexual misconduct to anyone other than the Title IX Coordinator does not constitute a formal complaint.

National Resources



National Sexual Assault Hotline

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a free 24/7 telephone hotline operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). The hotline automatically redirects callers to local rape crisis centers based on the area code and first three digits of the caller’s phone number. RAINN does not keep a record of the caller’s phone number.

Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Hotline Website

National Domestic Violence Hotline

For anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call 1-800-799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474. These resources are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

National Gender-Based Street Harassment Hotline

The Online National Street Harassment Hotline is a free, confidential, secure service that provides live help through the Stop Street Harassment website.

Hotline: 855-897-5910 or use secure IM chat

Harassment Hotline Chat

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you are in immediate danger of seriously harming yourself or being harmed by someone else, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and for the Spanish line, call 888.628.9454 or TTY: 800.799.4TTY (4889)

Law Enforcement and Community Resources

Campus safety is available on campus, and emergency medical assistance and law enforcement assistance are available off campus. Individuals are encouraged (but not required) to contact law enforcement and seek medical treatment as soon as possible following an incident that poses a threat to safety or physical well-being or following a potential criminal offense.

For more information about filing a criminal complaint with law enforcement, please contact:

Leesburg Police Department

115 E. Magnolia Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-787-2121
Emergencies: 911


Campus Safety

118 W. Meadow Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-638-9799

Beacon College Wellness Line

Local Hospitals/Emergency Rooms

UF Health Leesburg Hospital

600 E. Dixie Ave.
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-323-5762


AdventHealth Waterman

1000 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-343-3333

South Lake Hospital

1900 Don Wickham Dr.
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-394-4071

Mental Health Services and Other Local Services

Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc.

2600 South Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-787-1379

Life and Hope Counseling

4400 N Highway 19A, Ste 5
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-357-1955


Family Life Counseling Center

1230 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-988-6673

Lifestream Behavioral Center

2020 Tally Road
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-315-7500

Lake County Outreach Counseling Office

2600 South Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-787-5889

Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims/Survivors and Any County or City Sexual Assault Response Organizations

Community Health Centers

25 N. 1st Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 877-552-4235 or 352-314-7400

Women’s Care Center

309 High Street #102
Leesburg, Fl 34748
Phone: 352-787-8929

Community Health Centers

212 E. Main Street
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-314-7400

Community Health Centers

2140 Don Wickham Drive Suite C
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-314-7400

Christian Care Center

115 N. 13th Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-314-8733

Lake County Health Department–Leesburg Health Services

2113 W. Griffin Road
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-360-6548

Clermont Health Center–Lake County Health Department
875 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-989-9001

Community Primary Health Clinic

2300 Kurt Street
Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: 352-589-2501