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Title IX

Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, & Title IX Statement

CDA Technical Institute is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact with our institution.  In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences.  While embracing these concepts, including our obligations under federal, state and local law, CDA is equally committed to ensuring that educational and employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, admission, hiring, compensation and promotion, are based on the qualifications, skills, and abilities of those desiring to work, study, and participate in our community. 

To accomplish this intent, CDA shall not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or veteran status in any educational, employment, social or recreational program or activity it offers.  Similarly, CDA will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of CDA regulation.  In exercising these standards, the Institution will not abridge either free speech or academic freedom based on its context.

The CEO has delegated to the Director of Compliance the authority and responsibility to receive and investigate situations or conduct alleged to be in violation of the Institutions Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Sexual Misconduct regulation.  Accordingly, any member of the CDA community who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation, or sexual misconduct may seek guidance and/or file a complaint by contacting:

Linda Scott
Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
91 Trout River Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208
lscott@cda.edu
904-766-7764 or 1-888-974-2232


Title IX

CDA Technical Institute complies with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., and subsequent regulations, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  CDA receives such assistance and complies with this laws and its implementation of regulation at 34 D.F.R. Part 106 (http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr106.html).

To ensure compliance with Title IX, the CEO of the institution has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the primary contact responsible for developing, adopting and/or assuring the dissemination of the Institutions nondiscrimination policy and for making the policy available to students, employees, applicants, parents and guardians, and the public.
Associated CDA Policies and procedures may be found through the following links:

Other Title IX resources:

Campus Training Materials