About CF

Title IX and Compliance

Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination

Información Importante para Estudiantes, Empleados y Visitantes

College of Central Florida offers equal access and opportunity in employment, admissions and educational activities. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability status in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this policy statement, the college will not tolerate such conduct.

College of Central Florida is an equal opportunity college and avows its belief in equal access and opportunity for all students, employees and guests of the institution. If you have a concern regarding discrimination or harassment, please contact:

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Mary Ann Begley
Ocala Campus, Building 3, 116, Ocala, FL 34474-2322
Phone: 352-291-4410 | Email: equity@cf.edu

If you have concerns, other than discrimination or harassment that fall within one of the following categories, you should contact the representative listed below by that category:

Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for Employees

Dr. Henri Benlolo
Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union, Room 205D, Ocala, FL 34474-2322
Phone 352-854-2322, ext. 1430 | Email: benloloh@cf.edu

Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for Students

Cindy Pfriender, LMHC
Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union, Room 204F, Ocala, FL 34474-2322
Phone 352-854-2322, ext. 1580 | Email: pfriendc@cf.edu

The college will make every effort to resolve concerns or problems as quickly as possible and to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Below are links to specific documents:

  • Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Policy No. 1.01 CF.edu/policies
  • Discrimination, Harassment and/or Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure for Employees and Students CF.edu/procedures
  • Complaint Form for Discrimination, Harassment and/or Sexual Harassment Procedure is available here

Equity Complaint Form

Copies of policies and procedures are also available from the Equity Officer and Human Resources Department located in Founders Hall, Ocala Campus. In compliance with state and federal regulations, the District Board of Trustees of the College of Central Florida has approved the above nondiscrimination policies and procedures to govern all areas of college operation including enrollment, admissions and equal opportunity employment. The following federal and state laws apply:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), 34 CFR Part 100
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 34 CFR Part 106
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), 34 CFR Part 104
  • Vocational Education Programs Guidelines For Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, and National Origin, Sex and Handicap (Guidelines), 34 CFR Part 100 Appendix B
  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 28 CFR Part 35
  • ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

College of Central Florida, under applicable rules of the Administrative Procedures Act, may change any of the announcements, information, policies, rules, regulations or procedures set forth in this catalog. The catalog cannot always reflect new and modified regulations. Statements in this catalog may not be regarded in the nature of binding obligations on the institution or the state of Florida.

Title IX Team

Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer Dr. Mary Ann Begley
Deputy Title IX Coordinator Jennifer Klepfer
Investigator Carol W. Smith

Hearing Panel Members

Keith Bracey Lois Brauckmuller
Dr. Sandra Davis Dr. Jennifer Fryns
Dawn Gonsalves Chenita Hart
Christopher Knife Dr. Vernon Lawter
Lana Lutz Abraham Mathew
Dr. Dewith Mayne Dr. Pete Nicely
Dr. Mark Paugh Chuck Prince
Dr. Saul Reyes Dr. Rob Wolf


Dr. Henri Benlolo Jean Imes
Dr. Charles McIntosh



An ombudsman is a neutral third party who helps students address problems or concerns. At CF, you may contact the college ombudsman if you feel a policy or procedure is not being followed fairly by the college. The ombudsman is impartial, and considers the interests and concerns of all parties involved with the goal of achieving fair and equitable solutions. The ombudsman does not arbitrate, adjudicate, or participate in any internal or external processes.


Dr. Charles McIntosh, Dean of Public Service/Criminal Justice
Ocala Campus, Building 31, Room 108G
Phone: 352-854-2322, ext. 1360 | Email: mcintosc@cf.edu
Prohibition of Misrepresentation to Students and Others

The College of Central Florida strives to provide accurate, honest and clear information in print, online, broadcast media or oral presentations. The college will make every effort to avoid misrepresentation to students and others in communications made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. All misrepresentations should be avoided; however, this procedure specifically applies to the three areas covered by statute 20 USC § 1094(c)(3). Those three areas include:

  • The nature of the institution’s educational programs.
  • The institution’s financial charges.
  • The employability of the institution’s graduates.

Equity Policies

Equal Access / Equal Opportunity

Observance of Religious Holidays

Aids and Blood Borne Pathogens

Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct

Relationships Between Employees/Students and Supervisors/Employees

Students with Disabilities

Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972.  This law protects individuals from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” 20 U.S.C. § 1681 & 34 C.F.R. Part 106

Office for Civil Rights: Title IX and Sex Discrimination

Supportive Measures are actions taken by the college to ensure equal access to its education programs and activities during the process of reporting, investigation, and/or resolution of a complaint. Supportive Measures vary based on student or employee needs at the time.

For more information on Title IX, please contact us at equity@cf.edu

Title IX Training BadgeTitle IX Training

The U.S. Department of Education’s latest Title IX Regulations, which took effect August 14, 2020, require institutions to publish all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. The College of Central Florida utilizes training materials provided by the State University of New York’s Student Conduct Institute, which can be found on their website.


Información Importante para Estudiantes, Empleados y Visitantes

El College of Central Florida ofrece igualdad de acceso y oportunidades en materia de empleo, admisiones y actividades educativas. En sus prácticas de empleo o de admisión y trato a los estudiantes, la institución no discriminará por motivos de raza, color, etnia, religión, sexo, embarazo, edad, estado civil, nacionalidad, información genética, orientación sexual, identidad de género, condición de veterano o discapacidad. Reconociendo que el acoso sexual constituye discriminación por razón de sexo y viola esta declaración política, la institución no tolerará tales conductas.

El College of Central Florida es un colegio de igualdad de oportunidades y manifiesta su creencia en la igualdad de acceso y oportunidad para todos los estudiantes, empleados y visitantes de la institución. Si usted tiene alguna preocupación sobre discriminación o acoso, por favor contacte a:

Coordinador del Título IX

Dr. Mary Ann Begley
Ocala Campus, Edificio 3, Salón 116
Teléfono: 352-291-4410
Email: equity@cf.edu

Si usted tiene alguna preocupación distinta a una discriminación o un acoso, que se encuentre dentro de una de las siguientes categorías, usted debe contactar al representante listado debajo de dicha categoría:

Ley de Personas con Discapacidades Coordinador para Empleados

Dr. Henri Benlolo

Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union

Salón 205D

Teléfono: 352-854-2322, ext. 1430

Email: benloloh@cf.edu

Ley de Personas con Discapacidades Coordinador para Estudiantes

Cindy Pfriender, LMHC

Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union

Salón 204F

Teléfono: 352-854-2322, ext. 1580

Email: pfriendc@cf.edu

El colegio realizará todo esfuerzo razonable para resolver los problemas o preocupaciones presentadas tan rápido como sea posible, así como sobre los ajustes razonables para las personas con discapacidades.

Marshall Zackery

CF Graduate, Associate in Arts

“Just because you have a disability doesn’t always mean you’re at a disadvantage…I chose the College of Central Florida because they gave me an environment so I could be successful.”

Watch Marshall’s Story

James Ford

CF Graduate, Management Information Systems

“Since I enrolled at CF, my college experience as an adult has been fascinating. Doors keep opening for me, and I’m excited about my future.”

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