Title IX Information and Resources

COVID-19 UPDATE

Beacon College’s Sexual Misconduct Response Policy and other College policies governing conduct continue to apply to behaviors that occurs between members of the College community, whether in person or online/virtually. Resources and supportive measures continue to be available (regardless of whether individuals choose to proceed with a formal complaint or discipline).  We are continuing to take in reports and investigate matters regardless of whether the campus is open, operating remotely, or a hybrid of the two. We are using remote technology to investigate cases and hold hearings.

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 to respond to questions, requests, or reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.

Sheryl Nichols
Beacon College Title IX Coordinator and
Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Success

Beacon College
118 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL, 34748
Phone: 352-638-9724

Email: snichols@beaconcollege.edu

For more information, please refer to the Sexual Misconduct Response Policy available here: Sexual Misconduct Response Policy

Title IX Training Materials

Videos and Webinars

  1. OCR Webinar on Due Process Protection Under the New Title IX Regulations
  2. The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
  3. OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment

Presentation Decks

  1. How to Report Sexual Harassment Under Title IX
  2. Secretary DeVos Announces New Title IX Regulations
  3. New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
  4. Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar

Resources

Leesburg Police Department
115 E Magnolia St
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-787-2121 or for emergencies dial 911

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

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
(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 St, 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 Dr.
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: (352) 988-6673

Lifestream Behavioral Center
2020 Tally Rd
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 Repsonse Organizations

Community Health Centers
25 N 1st St
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 877-552-4235 or 352-314-7400

Women’s Care Center
309 High St # 102
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-787-8929

Community Health Centers
212 E. Main St.
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 314-7400

Community Health Centers
2140 Don Wickham Dr. Ste C
Clermont, FL 34711
(352)314-7400

Christian Care Center
115 N 13th ST.
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 314-8733

Lake County Health Department- Leesburg Health Services
2113 W. Griffin Rd.
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (352)360-6548