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THE OFFICE OF Civil Rights and title ix

Earth with handsThe Office of Civil Rights and Title IX (OCR9) at Florida Atlantic University strives to uphold ethical behavior and ensure adherence to relevant laws, regulations, and policies. OCR9 is committed to fostering a working and learning environment free of any unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. 

To ensure the University's adherence to federal and state laws addressing discrimination and harassment, as well as University policies and regulations, the OCR9 team is responsible for:

  • Managing the University's response and support regarding reports and complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
  • Enforcing the University's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Regulations and Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
  • Investigating complaints of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation that occur in university programs and activities.
  • Facilitating the University's employee reasonable workplace accommodations process.
  • Providing information, guidance, training, and resources to the FAU community about discrimination and harassment prevention, disability accommodations, and sexual misconduct prevention.

Adhering to ethical principles and upholding the values of doing what is right contributes to a positive environment within the FAU community and is crucial to stopping discrimination and harassment at FAU. This commitment aids in preventing these issues, addressing them when they occur, and ultimately promoting the institution's mission and longstanding commitment to excellence.



Kenneth R. Williams Administration Building
777 Glades Road, Room 265
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991


Office Hours

Monday-Friday (8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.)


Contact Us

Phone: 561-297-3004
Fax: 561-297-2402
Florida Relay System: 800-955-8771


Our Team

Bobby Brown, J.D.
Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator

Ellie Hyppolite, M.S.
Assistant Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Anastasia Tamali, Ph.D.
Civil Rights Investigator and Trainer

Ilana Sperling
Civil Rights Investigator and Trainer

Irene Salvador
Compliance Services Manager