It is the policy of Florida Keys Community College District Board of Trustees to
reasonably accommodate the religious observances, practices, and beliefs of
individual students in regard to admissions, class attendance, and scheduling
of examinations and work assignments. Students will give reasonable notice to
their instructors prior to a religious observance, if they wish to be accommodated.
If a student feels that he/she has been unreasonably denied an educational
benefit due to his/her religious belief, or practice, that student should follow the
grievance procedure set forth in Rule No. 7.520.
SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY
It is the policy of Florida Keys Community College to create and maintain a climate
where students may pursue personal, social, cultural, and interpersonal growth
without fear of sexual exploitation, assault, or discrimination. Cases involving
violation of this policy will be handled in a confidential manner by the Provost.
BR 7.440 Non Discrimination. BR 5.540 Harassment. 54.0 Harassment Procedure
Behavior that is prohibited by Florida Keys Community College shall include, but is
not limited to, sexual battery, sexual harassment, public indecency, and voyeurism.
A. SEXUAL BATTERY (Sexual Assault):
Under Florida Law, sexual battery is defined as follows: “Oral, and or vaginal
penetration by union with a sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal
penetration by another by any other object; however, sexual battery does
not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.” Section 794.011
B. SEXUAL HARASSMENT:
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests
for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which
prevents or impairs that person’s full enjoyment of educational benefits,
climate, or opportunities. Florida Keys Community College maintains a
separate administrative procedure on sexual harassment.
C. PUBLIC INDECENCY:
Public indecency is defined as exposing one’s body in such a manner that
another party reasonably could be offended or sexual conduct where
another party reasonably could be offended.