Title IX Resources

Everyone deserves a  level playing field and a safe, healthy and responsible community.

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Beacon College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and responsible community in which students, faculty, and staff work together in an atmosphere free of all race, color, gender, and sexual orientation discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires accredited institutions of higher learning to ensure gender parity in programs and the law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The law also governs colleges and universities policies and procedures for investigating and adjudicating certain allegations of sexual harassment – including sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct.

On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations will come into effect. In accordance with federal law, Beacon will incorporate the requirements of the new rules, including their related procedures, into its sexual misconduct policy.

Beacon College Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Sheryl Nichols
Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Success
Phone: 352-638-9724
Email: snichols@beaconcollege.edu

On-Campus Resources

Counseling Services: 352-638-9787
Health Services: 352-638-9701
Campus Safety: 352-638-9799

Off-Campus Resources

Leesburg Police Department: 352-787-2121 or 911
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119 or 352-753-5800
24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 352-787-1379

Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc

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

UF Health Leesburg Hospital
600 E Dixie Ave
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352-323-5762

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

Title IX Policy Documents

Title IX Training

  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. How to Report Sexual Harassment Under Title IX
  4. Secretary DeVos Announces New Title IX Regulations
  5. New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
  6. OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
  7. Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar