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Equity Officer

Welcome from Adriene Jefferson, Equity Officer

Indian River State College (IRSC) embraces the fact that equity is at the very heart of all student success and recognizes that true equity does not mean treating all students the same, but rather provides individual students the unique encouragement, opportunities, and support that he or she needs to succeed. IRSC is defined by the belief that a multiplicity of values and beliefs, interests and experiences, intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and inform scholarship. Indian River State College provides resources across the institution to promote access, respect, inclusiveness, and community in all of IRSC’s working and learning environments helping to compensate for inequities that are beyond the colleges’ control and that place particular groups of students at a disadvantage. IRSC works to exert our influence to bring about change in the community. The faculty, staff, and students of IRSC perceive diversity and equity as a critical component of the institution’s mission and goals. We continue to evolve to include people of all ethnicities, races, religions, socioeconomic groups, sexual orientations, and gender.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it’s faced.” – James Baldwin

Indian River State College Non-Discrimination / Non-Harassment - Title IX Policy Statement

Indian River State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information in its programs and activities.

It is the policy of Indian River State College that each employee, visitor and student be allowed to participate in college programs, activities and employment in a discrimination and harassment free environment. Discrimination and harassment of any nature based on one’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information is strictly prohibited.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Indian River State College prohibits the commission of any act of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual battery, and other crimes of violence upon employees, students and prospective students, visitors, and other affiliates of the College conducting College business, events or activities on IRSC property.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and Title IX complaints:

Adriene Jefferson
Equity Officer, Title IX Coordinator &
Dean of Minority Affairs

IRSC Main Campus
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
(772) 462-7156

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