Regulatory Compliance

In keeping with its values, St. Petersburg College (SPC) is committed to conducting all activities with integrity and transparency embracing ethical standards to remain in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, rules, and college policies. Due to the complexity of the legal and regulatory environment, it can often be difficult to determine the right course of action.  SPC’s Compliance Program provides resources for use in day-to-day activities to help determine the right course of action and meet the College’s ethical and legal obligations when acting on behalf of the college. The Compliance Office engages in policy review and development, compliance training, risk assessment, auditing and monitoring of regulatory changes.

All Employee Mandatory Trainings

Legal Notices & Compliance Statements

  • Privacy Policy
  • Social Security Number Usage
  • Campus Safety and Security Reports
  • Custodian of Public Records
  • Reporting Abuse of A Minor
  • Residents Outside of Florida & Professional Licensure
  • Standards of Conduct for Employees & Trustees

Board of Trustees Rules & College Procedures

ADA/Section 504 & Accessibility Services


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)   | Student Right to Know


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Tom Kelley, MS

Compliance Officer

Phone: 727.614.7298

As Compliance Officer at St. Petersburg College, I have the pleasure of working with leaders in postsecondary education that care for students and their success. We promote a culture of compliance that requires integrity in decision-making and collaboration to arrive at the best solution for all situations.

Office of the General Counsel

oversees the legal affairs of the college, managing external litigation and representing the college in various administrative forums.

Compliance Hotline

Phone: 727-341-4567

All members of the College’s faculty and staff have a responsibility to report known or suspected instances of fraud or other financial irregularities, ethical violations, and improper activities.  Improper activities may include mismanagement, malfeasance, and misuse or neglect of public funds and resources. If you believe a possible fraud or other violation has occurred, report it to your supervisor or the institutional Compliance Officer in accordance with college policy. If, based on an administrative review, reasonable evidence of abuse or fraud exists, an investigation, or audit as may be appropriate, will ensue and all appropriate measures, including any necessary legal action, will be taken. You may report anonymously.

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Statement

The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct.

Should you experience such behavior, please contact Dr. Devona Pierre, Executive Director, Organizational Culture and Engagement/Title IX Coordinator at:

Phone: 727-341-3261
Mail:  P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489;

St. Petersburg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer