Title IX


"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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Eliminating Discrimination Based on Sex: Responses to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct


April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) promotes access to its educational programs and activities consistent with federal statutes; state regulations; and University regulations, policies and procedures. The University takes prompt action to investigate student complaints of sex discrimination pursuant to federal, state and local statutes. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.  Title IX protects students from sexual harassment, which is one type of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by Title IX.  The United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, issued a “Dear Colleague” dated April 4, 2011. As of August 14, 2020, the Department of Education implemented a new regulation which affords additional due process rights for both parties.

Meet the Team


Letitia McClellan
Assistant Director & Title IX Coordinator

letitia.mcclellan@famu.edu |  850-599-3076

Allysan Boatman
Title IX Investigator

allysan.boatman@famu.edu | 850-599-3076

Supportive Measures for the Campus Community


Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/Title IX

This office is responsible for the investigation of sex-based discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Letitia McClellan, Title IX Coordinator


Foote-Hilyer Administration Center
1700 Lee Hall Drive | Suite 308
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Victim Advocate Program

The Victim Advocate Program services as a confidential resource and support service for anyone in the University community who has experienced violence, trauma, and harm.

Shauntavia Clinton, Victim Advocate

C.C. Cunningham Building
1676 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd | Room 306
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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Office of Counseling Services

This office guarantees a welcoming, and professional atmosphere where you can discuss any issues you are experiencing.


CASS Building
1735 Wahnish Way | Suite 304
Tallahassee, FL 32307

For after-hours assistance, call BetterMynd for FREE at 1-844-287-6963.

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Department of Campus Safety & Security

The FAMU Police are available to respond to emergency calls, to report a crime and for crime investigations.


2400 Wahnish Way
POM Bldg. A, Suite 128
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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Student Health Services

This office provides outpatient primary care and health promotion services to students at FAMU. This office has a food pantry.


CASS Building
1735 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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Case Management Services

This office is a liaison to connect students with the appropriate resources on and off campus. This office assists with food insecurity, administrative procedures, foster care and homelessness, family relationships and social adjustment. This office has a food pantry and clothing closet.


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Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

This office promotes responsible decision-making that fosters student-centered learning and accountability in alignment with the University’s values and expectations.


CASS Building
1735 Wahnish Way | Suite 307
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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Leon County Sheriff Office


Tallahassee Police Department


2-1-1 Big Bend

Call 211 or 850-617-6333

The agency provides 24-hour access to a free, confidential hotline. 2-1-1 Big Bend is a private, telephone counseling, crisis intervention and referral services in Tallahassee. The agency provides a referral database on their website that includes human service information and assistance. They are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information and referrals. You do not have to be in a crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria, and their services are free. They help you navigate through the maze of community services in a non-judgmental manner.

Refuge House


Provides emergency shelter and counseling services to women and men who are domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Off Campus Mental Health Services


HCA Florida Mental Health and Wellness Center

Provides comprehensive mental health services.

2626 Capital Medical Blvd | Tallahassee, FL 32308



Tallahassee Memorial Behavior Health Center

Provides comprehensive mental health services.

1616 Physicians Drive | Tallahassee, FL 32308



Apalachee Center, Inc.

Provides comprehensive mental health services.

2634 Capital Circle NE | Tallahassee, FL



Apalachee Center Mobile Response


Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Resources and Surveys

Florida A&M University is committed to providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Survey results

The purpose of this survey is to learn more about sexual, physical, or personal incidents you may have experienced during your matriculation at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).


Sexual misconduct is any sexual activity that occurs without the clear, knowing and voluntary consent prior to and during such sexual activity, or that occurs when a person is unable to give consent.

Submitting complaint

A complaint of alleged discrimination and/or harassment may be filed by the affected individual pursuant to University Regulation 10.103. In order to initiate a formal complaint, the affected individual must complete a “Charge of Discrimination/Harassment” form (obtained from the Office of  EOP) and return this form to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. 

Applicable Regulations and Policies

University Regulations protect male and female students, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Regulation 1.019

Regulation 1.022

Regulation 2.012

Regulation 2.013

Training Programs



Title IX Regulations Training Requirements

Title IX Recorded Training Sessions

Title IX Training Video Zoom 1

Title IX Training Video Zoom 2


  • Training all university law enforcement personnel on the University’s Title IX responsibilities and handling of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct complaints;
  • Training all employees who interact with students regularly on recognizing and appropriately addressing allegations of sexual misconduct under Title IX;
  • Training the Title IX Coordinator and any other employees who are involved in processing, investigating, or resolving complaints of sexual misconduct;
  • Informing victims of their options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, and the option to be assisted by University employees in notifying those authorities;
  • Designating an individual from the University’s counseling center to be “on call” to assist victims of sexual misconduct whenever needed;
  • Offering counseling, health, mental health, or other holistic and comprehensive victim services to all victims affected by sexual misconduct, and notifying students of campus and community counseling, health, mental health, and other student services;

Title IX

1700 Lee Hall Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Suite 308
(850) 599-3076
(850) 561-2862