This page was developed to assist Eckerd students in submitting complaints and appeals related their Eckerd College experience. Please follow the instructions below, and you will be directed to the proper source for addressing your concern. Eckerd's official Complaint Policy can be found here.
Note: Eckerd College is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate in regard to education, including in admissions, athletics, program offerings, and organizations, and any other educational function or service offered at the College, on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other classification protected by local, state, or federal law, with respect to any person who meets the College's admission criteria and is willing to abide by the College's standards of conduct.
Eckerd College operates within the regulation of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; and the requirements of any other local, state, and federal laws prohibiting discrimination.
If your complaint is one of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identify, or any other classification protected by local, state, or federal law, please contact the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33711, or by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 727.864.7810.
What is the nature of your complaint?
In the case where a formal complaint has not been resolved satisfactorily at the College level the student may file a complaint with the College's Accrediting Agency, or with the governing State Agency.
Complaints concerning Eckerd College’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards should be addressed to:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
For all other complaints, send a letter or email containing the following information:
Name of Student (or Complainant)
Name of Institution
Location of the Institution (city)
Dates of Attendance
A full description of the problem and any other documentation that will support your claim such as enrollment agreements, correspondence, etc.
Send letter to:
Commission for Independent Education
325 W Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax: 850-245-3238