At Flagler College, our utmost priority is student, faculty and staff safety. Our mission — to educate and prepare students for productive careers and facilitate personal growth — is underpinned by an environment that nurtures and protects students during their Flagler journey. From launching sexual assault awareness campaigns and anti-violence initiatives to implementing non-discrimination policies and wellness programs, the college deeply cares about its campus community’s overall well-being.
Our policies and procedures support this. Under the federal law known as Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex is strictly prohibited. Below is a list of resources that outline your rights, Flagler College’s policies and the steps to take should you need them.
Recognizing Sexual Misconduct
Sexual Misconduct is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including any conduct or act of a sexual nature perpetrated against an individual without consent. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to the following:
- Dating Violence
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Exploitation
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Intimidation
Consent: “Consent” is clear and unambiguous agreement, expressed in mutually understandable words or actions, to engage in a particular activity. Consent can be withdrawn by either party at any point. Consent must be voluntarily given and may not be valid if a person is being subjected to actions or behaviors that elicit emotional or psychological pressure, intimidation, or fear. Consent cannot be validly given by:
- A person who is incapacitated
- A child under the age of 16, even if the other participant did not know the child’s age
- A child who is at least 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age, if the other participant is 24 years of age or older
- Mentally disabled persons, if their disability was reasonably knowable to a person who is not disabled
Incapacitated means lacking the physical and/or mental ability to make informed, rational judgments and may include being asleep or unconscious, having consumed alcohol or taken drugs, or experiencing blackouts or flashbacks.