Commitment to Diversity and Nondiscrimination

Diversity creates a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity and excellence. It's one of our core values as an institution. Polk State is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. Therefore we foster an inclusive culture that results in engagement, innovation, and ultimately student success.

Our policies provide equal employment opportunities for all aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

Every effort is made to ensure that our policies regarding hiring, salary administration, promotion, and transfer are based solely on job requirements, job performance, and job-related criteria. In addition, our personnel policies and practices--including those relating to compensation, benefits, transfer, retention, termination, training, self-development opportunities--as well as our social and recreational programs are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other basis prohibited by law. 


Ms. Valparisa J. Baker is the Director of Equity and Diversity and also the College’s Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, who ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment.

Employees and students who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment should contact:

Ms. Valparisa J. Baker, Director
Office of Equity & Diversity
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
WAD-227
863.292.3602
vbaker@polk.edu

Ms. B. Jill Hall, Director
Office of Human Resources
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
WAD-209
863.297.1076
jhall@polk.edu

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