Sexual Harassment

The University of Florida is committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable workplace and academic environment. Our sexual harassment policy is available on the Institutional Equity and Diversity section of this website. A print version may be requested from the Office of Human Resource Services by calling (352) 392-2477 or visiting the HR Building at 903 West University Ave. Sexual harassment of employees, students or visitors will not be tolerated by the university.

Sexual harassment occurs in a variety of situations that tend to share a commonality: the inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or comments in a situation where sex would otherwise be irrelevant. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and a violation of state and federal laws as well as of the policies and regulations of the university.

The university’s policy is to protect all members of the community from sexual harassment. As a result, the responsibility for reporting incidents of sexual harassment also must rest with all members of the university community. Any employee, co-worker, or student who has knowledge of sexual harassment is strongly encouraged to report it promptly to the Assistant Director for Institutional Equity & Diversity. Employees with supervisory responsibility and faculty who have knowledge of sexual harassment are required to promptly report the matter directly to the Assistant Director for Institutional Equity & Diversity, and may be disciplined for failing to do so. It is the university’s goal to process complaints of harassment in a prompt and responsive manner to enable appropriate corrective action.

The Director of Employee Relations or a Title IX Coordinator should be notified if there are allegations of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct involving an employee. If there are allegations involving a student please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students.

Title IX Coordinator

Melissa Nunn
903 West University Avenue
(352) 392-2477

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Elnora Mitchell
(352) 392-2477

Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jeanna Mastrodicasa

Criminal Investigations
Mitch Welsh
(352) 392-4705

Health Science Center
Thomas Pearson
(352) 733-1800

Lisa Diekow

P. K. Yonge
Dr. Russ Froman
352.392.1554 ext 226

University Athletics
Lynda Tealer
(352) 375-4683

Youth Activities
Omar Andujar
(352) 392-2171

Completion of harassment prevention training is an expectation of employment for all employees at the University. New hires are expected to complete harassment prevention training within the first 30 days of employment and provide their certificate of training completion to appropriate department personnel. Training is expected of all faculty and staff every two years. For more information, please see the Job Requirements section of this website.