New College of Florida is committed to ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.


New College of Florida is committed to ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. Pursuant to Board of Governors’ Regulation 4.003, the Office of Compliance was established to oversee compliance efforts across the College, including compliance in research, Environmental Health and Safety, Information Security, Title IX, Clery Act reporting, Florida Public Records law, and other federal and state requirements. The Office provides an independent compliance function for the College and reports to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees.

What is Compliance?

Compliance means abiding by applicable laws, regulations, policies, and official guidance from federal and state authorities. In a university setting, compliance is less about individual behavior than it is about understanding regulatory requirements that apply to institutional activities and ensuring that we meet them. Because New College engages in such a broad range of activities, the number and scope of applicable requirements is vast. That makes understanding them and complying with them a challenging, college-wide endeavor.

Who is responsible for compliance at New College?

Compliance functions at New College are centralized in the Office of Internal Audit and Compliance, but also integrated into the activities that take place across our campus every day. Each unit encounters specific regulations and guidelines that govern their work. The Office Internal Audit and Compliance coordinates these activities, working with leaders throughout the College to identify and fulfill legal and policy responsibilities. Therefore, a successful compliance program depends on the individual commitment of every College community member.

New College’s Compliance and Ethics Program Plan

For questions about the Office Internal Audit and Compliance, please contact Alex Tzoumas, Chief Audit Executive/Chief Compliance Officer at 941-857-4441 or


In addition, the Florida K-20 Education Code (FL Stat. 1000 – 1013) provide additional requirements with respect to the College’s obligations. The Office of Compliance serves as a source of technical information and support in these areas. In consultation with the Office of the General Counsel, the Chief Compliance Officer works directly with departments and staff within the College to interpret and implement state law.

Online Training Opportunities

In an effort to educate and train all faculty and staff members regarding areas with increased legal regulation, New College has contracted with Campus Clarity to provide online tutorials. Certain training is required for all employees. Other modules are available, but not required. If you would like to subscribe to a training module that pertains to your specific unit or division, contact the Chief Compliance Office.

Each semester, the Office of Compliance will send regular communication about the types of required training that must be completed. New College receives reports from Campus Clarity and maintains Certificates of Completion for faculty and staff to document completion of the required training.

For more information on the types of training that are available, contact the Chief Compliance Officer, or visit the link to the Campus Clarity course offerings.