Sexual Predator and Sexual Offender Notification

The following information is provided for compliance with 1006.695 F.S.

Federal and Florida laws require that a person designated as a “sexual predator or offender” register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is then required to notify the appropriate local law enforcement agency where the predator/offender registrant resides or attends an institution of higher learning. Information regarding sexual predators or sexual offenders attending such institutions may be accessed from local law enforcement agencies, by calling the FDLE hotline (1-888-357-7332), or through the FDLE website:

Non-Discrimination Policy

Okaloosa Technical College is committed to equal employment and educational opportunities. No person is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, handicap unrelated to program performance requirements, or Vietnam era or disabled veteran status. No person will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in the administration of any educational program or activity, including admission to the school.

The commitment to equal opportunity applies to all aspects of recruitment, employment, and education of individuals at all levels throughout the school. The policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 USC paragraph 1681, et. seq.) and Title 45, Part 86 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Any inquiries or complaints concerning the application of other legislation and its implementing regulations as they relate to Okaloosa Technical College should be directed to the Director of OTC. The policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race color, or national origin is required by Title VI of the civil Rights Act of 1964. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicaps. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age. Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination (GINA) of 2008 prohibits the use of genetic information in making employment decisions, restricts employers and other entities covered by Title II from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information, and strictly limits the disclosure of genetic information.

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