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Hodges University Consumer Information

Regulations circulated by the U.S. Department of Education to implement changes made to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 require the disclosure of financial assistance and institutional information to students under the student financial assistance programs administered pursuant to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. These programs include the Federal Pell Grant Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Under the regulations, Hodges University must, on an annual basis, distribute to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of financial assistance and institutional information required to be disclosed pursuant to the HEA amendments and pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which governs access to student education records maintained by educational institutions and the release of information from those records. Consumer information for current and prospective students can be accessed via the links below. Students may also contact the Office of the Registrar via email at registrar@hodges.edu to request a paper copy of these disclosures or for more information on any of these topics. Additionally, students may direct specific inquiries about student financial assistance to finaid@hodges.edu.

Additionally, we have made our Website Privacy Policy available at the end of this reference page. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this information.

Title IX Compliance Information

 

I. Report an incident

 

Immediate Assistance

If you are in immediate danger, or if you believe there could be an ongoing threat to you or others at the University, please contact Law Enforcement by calling 911.

Seeking assistance promptly may be important to ensure physical safety, to obtain medical care, or other support. It may also be necessary to preserve evidence, which can assist law enforcement in responding effectively.

 

Reporting to Hodges University

The Title IX Coordinator is the individual designated by the University to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. All sexual misconduct reports should be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator:

Kelly Gallagher, Title IX Coordinator

4501 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966

TitleIX@hodges.edu

239-938-7752

(The Title IX Coordinator’s Training may be accessed here.)

 

Any person may report incidents of sexual misconduct regardless of whether the reporting party is the person alleged to have been the victim of such conduct.

In addition to the Title IX Coordinator, other employees are required by the University to provide information about sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. These employees, also referred to as Responsible Employees, are individuals designated by the University to respond on the University’s behalf to allegations of violations of Hodges University related polices. Responsible employees include the President, Executive Vice President of Administrative Operations, and the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.

An individual who reports an incident to a University employee that is not a Responsible Employee risks that the information may not be acted upon by the University. Therefore, a person who wishes for the University to act is strongly encouraged to report sexual misconduct to one of the offices listed above.

Anonymous Reports: Any person may make an anonymous report concerning sexual misconduct. Depending on the extent of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, the University’s ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. The Title IX Coordinator will determine any appropriate steps that can be taken on an anonymous report, including individual or community remedies as appropriate, and also to ensure compliance with all Clery Act obligations.

Please note that a Formal Complaint cannot be filed anonymously, and is only considered to have been filed only when the complaint contains the Complainant’s physical or digital signature, or otherwise indicates that the Complainant is the person filing the Formal Complaint.

 

II. About Title IX

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) provides, “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.” Consistent with Title IX, Hodges University is committed to maintaining an educational and work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.

In accordance with Title IX as interpreted by the United States Department of Education, the University has adopted a policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and provides a formal grievance process to address violations. For this purpose, conduct will be deemed to have occurred on the basis of sex if such conduct occurred because of an individual’s gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender status.

Title IX applies to any student, employee, or other individual that participates in a University program or activity in the United States, regardless of the individual’s sex, sexual orientation, enrollment or employment status, disability, race, religion, or national origin. All claims regarding sexual harassment, sexual/gender discrimination, sexual violence, or sexual misconduct should be filed in accordance with the University’s Title IX policy regardless of student or employment status.

 

III. Student Policy

 

IV. Faculty and Staff Policy

 

V. Resources

 

Immediate Assistance

If you are in immediate danger, or if you believe there could be an ongoing threat to you or others at the University, please contact Law Enforcement by calling 911.

Seeking assistance promptly may be important to ensure physical safety or obtain medical care or other support. It may also be necessary to preserve evidence, which can assist law enforcement in responding effectively.

 

Other local and national resources include:

 

Collier County

 

State and National

  • Florida Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.500.1119
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.799.7233
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1.800.656.4673

Links to non-university maintained sites or content do not represent an endorsement by Hodges University or its affiliates.

Website Privacy Policy

  • Thank you for visiting Hodges’ website. Hodges University follows all rules and regulations as required by Florida Statutes, U.S. Federal laws, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Hodges University can be found online at www.hodges.edu. We also have two campus locations:- Naples Campus – 2647 Professional Circle, Naples, FL 34119 and Fort Myers Campus – 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966.
  • Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of information within our control. We make every reasonable effort to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. However, Hodges’ website privacy policy is not intended to be construed as a contractual promise.
  • We collect voluntarily provided data about our website visitors through account creation, application, and contact forms submitted via this site.
    Additionally, we use website tracking data to provide the best possible user experience. We also use cookies on our website to direct and tailor information based on your entry path to the site. This site also collects traffic and visitor information such as the internet domain and internet address of the computer you are using by using standard web analytics tools and tracking tools. Information collected is for internal use only to support student enrollment, respond to website visitor queries, and for website analytics.
  • If you comment on anything on our website, you are voluntarily submitting your email address and other information. This information will be used to post your details on our site in accord with regular use. If you would like your information removed, please request removal by emailing admit@hodges.edu. We will never sell or otherwise divulge your information to third parties. Hodges University conforms to applicable local, state, and federal regulations governing the collection and storing of personal information. You can opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features through Google’s Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means. If you would like to disable website tracking, please adjust the settings in your browser to block tracking.
  • Links to external Internet resources, including websites, are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Hodges University of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Hodges University bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
  • All information on our website is provided for informational purposes only. Hodges is in no way recommending services to you through your use of our website. Hodges is held harmless from any problems that may arise based on the information found on our website.
  • Our website may be updated at any time. Our degree programs and financial aid programs may be adjusted or changed at any time and without any prior notice.
  • In general, Hodges’ website is intended for use by adults, unless specifically labeled for children. Hodges does not knowingly collect personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under the age of 13 that was not supplied to us voluntarily, we will delete that data from our systems.
  • All information contained on this website is copyrighted under the Copyright Act of 1976. You may not use any content including, but not limited to: images, faculty data, or logo without express permission from Hodges University.
  • If you are an individual inside the EU and you interact with Hodges in the context of this Notice, the GDPR provides the following rights. To exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at Kupton@hodges.edu.
  • Be informed – collection and use of your data described herein;
  • Request access to or correct inaccurate personal data held about you;
  • Request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
  • Object to the processing of personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to their particular situation;
  • Request restriction of processing of personal data in specific cases;
  • Obtain your personal data (‘data portability’);
  • Request to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing of personal data, including profiling.
  • Personal data will only be processed when the law permits this to happen. In some cases, Hodges may provide other information about its processing activities in its own supplemental or separate notice. Most commonly, personal data will be processed by Hodges in the following circumstances:
    • Where you have given us your consent.
    • In order to fulfill Hodges’ obligations to you as part of your contract of employment or enrollment.
    • Where Hodges needs to comply with a legal obligation (for example, the detection or prevention of crime and financial regulations).
    • Where it is necessary for Hodges’ legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
    • To protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another person (for example, in the case of a medical emergency).
    • In order to perform a task carried out in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in us.

As an American institution of higher education, the processing of almost all personal data by Hodges will take place in the United States. Visitors to this website acknowledge that personal data provided or collected through its website will be transferred to the United States, and by continuing to use such website, you consent to this transfer.
If you have any questions about our policies regarding your terms of use, please contact us at the email address admit@hodges.edu.

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