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  • Submitted: Tue, August 23, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, August 24, 2011

  • Reported By: Wilson Alphonse — Winter Haven Florida United States of America
Polk State College
999 Avenue H NE Winter Haven, Florida United States of America

Polk State College Polk State College: Polk State College Discriminates Against Black Students: A Complaint of racial discrimination was filed with the US. Department of Justice against Polk State College in Winter Have Winter Haven, Florida

*General Comment: PSC=JOKE

*Consumer Comment: I call B.S. on this whole report.

*Consumer Comment: I disagree.

*Consumer Comment: not again

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011
 
Complaint

A Complaint of racial discrimination was filed with the US. Department of Justice against Polk State College in Winter Haven Florida.

This is a formal complaint against Polk State College in Winter Haven Florida:

Injustice against one student is injustice against all students and even injustice against family's members. In fact, as our legal authorities, let's fight and protect students' rights. This complaint alleged that the Polk State College is in violation of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964! By the way, Polk State College in Winter Haven Florida discriminates against Haitian students.
A situation in which student Wilson Alphonse graduated with honor and the college did not put his name on the wall and also did not give him the plaque of honor.
In addition, the President of Polk State College, Eileen Holden, ed. [continued below]....
..... D. said that the only way for publishing his name, student Wilson, has to take legal actions against the college. That day, student Wilson was asking the President for the opportunity of filing a complaint against Polk State Colleges administration but the President was denied and rejected his rights. Surprisingly, the President said to him that she did not want to see him again.
Right the way, student Wilson called the Police and made a discrimination claim against the college. Not only that, because of racial injustice, the college issued him a warning trespassing and separated him from his fellow students. As Dr. King said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". As a student, he needs justice.
In fact, he might be a minority, but his voice will not go away.
Basically, after the incident of June 27, 2011, the school was bomb threat on Wednesday July 20, 2011 around 9:30 AM and the Winter Haven Police Department in Florida came to his house with bullet proof vest and questioned him and they did that in a way to arrest him to mess up his legal actions against Polk State College. That is really against the law by coming to students home or property without a search warrant signed by the Judge.
By the way, they know that he is on his way to sue the college and they tried to accuse him of wrongdoing. Where are the Civil Rights Leaders?
Finally, in this case, justice has to be served and this is what he wants to be done:
1) He needs his name to publish on the wall.
2) He needs his plaque of honor.
3) He needs a fair trial to exercise his constitutional rights for such injustice of illegal warning trespassing and retaliation against students and also the right to sue the college for negligence or mismanagement of the administration for such violation by messing up with his students school records.
4) He is seeking damages after 9 years of suffering of injustice act precisely in the first discriminatory fashioned from the same school in December 2000 , where in the classroom the teacher was being separated him from his fellow students while he was taking the test and even the recent racial discrimination registered in June 27, 2011.
5) The warning trespassing represents to him as a slender, duress, an emotional distress, defamation, and a way of destroying his character and personality. Now, it is time to stop it by taking the legal actions against Polk State College to prevent that from happening to other students. Now, he is out of school and losing one semester is nothing for some students but in his life, it is very important. In this case, this illegal injustice or such racial act makes him go backward to his studies.
In conclusion, the college is in violation of the law and also the law is against retaliation and the college did not follow the Due Process of the law and also missed the opportunity how to well-managed the administration toward students. Remember that, A small fight for civil rights can send a shock wave throughout the world. For more information, please call him @ (863) 595-6278!
The Winter Haven Police Department: Chief Gary W. Hester (863) 291-5874
Polk State College President: Eileen Holden, ed. D. (863) 297-1098
 

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#1 General Comment

PSC=JOKE

AUTHOR: Allen - ()

I recently transferred from FIT in Melbourne FL, to PSC in Lakeland. My experience with this school has been terrible from the very beginning.

First of all, it took the admissions department 6 months to complete my transfer from FIT and declare me as an In-State resident, which I have been for the past two years at my previous college. The issue was PSC refused to accept my right to independent status because I was a ward of the court in Ohio, which makes no sense.

Then, I finally start my classes for the summer term; the bookstore intentionally sold me the wrong books. Turns out the winter haven and Lakeland bookstores compete for business and it is quite normal to purposely rip off students, then to top that off they will refuse to return the book if the seal is torn even a little.

After I ate a $300.00 loss on my books I started my class and couldn’t understand why there weren’t any assignments posted,(this was a pure internet course) by the psychology professor. I email him, no response. I couldn’t find and updates on the news bulletin or the assignment calendar, finally I emailed another student who informed me that he discovered we were supposed to be sold a psychology lab for assignments which half of the class did not receive. The entire duration of that class I never got a single response from the instructor. I had no way to know what my final grade would be because he never posted grades or anything. %

The same semester I began an algebra course which was described to be100% ONLINE, PURE INTERENET. Turns out the instructor waits until mid-week to inform all of us that we have to schedule weekly face to face meetings. Of course by the time the class realized that we paid for a class that isn’t what it was described as we were unable to drop it. The day we received emails from the instructor confirming the class was not PURE INTERNET, was conveniently the day after add/drop refund, WHICH PSC only gives 3 to 4 days to receive refund. F.I.T. ALWAYS gave us one full week to ADD/DROP with a FULL 100% REFUND.

I regret ever transferring to this college; I am terrified that it might not even be accredited. As of now I am 6 classes away from earning my degree; however it looks like I will not be able to graduate as expected due to the fact that FALL 2013 FINANCIAL AID AWARDS are a complete train wreck. These people ask me for the same guardianship document every Award year, I give it to them every year, this recent time it was faxed to them twice, emailed 3 times over two months befit it was FALL AWARDS were due to be completed. They told me every week not to worry, they have received it and it will process in time. Eventually I got nervous and took it to the Lakeland campus and pleaded with them to not sit the paperwork down and lose it, but it still has not been processed.

I have never had any difficulties at F.I.T., my financial aid is always the same, nothing has changed the amount eligibility, and yet they still have managed to make it impossible for me to attend this semester.

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

I call B.S. on this whole report.

AUTHOR: Ken - (USA)

NO institute of higher learning would operate this way and blatantly discriminate and for "NO REASON AT ALL."

I'll bet there's a whole lot more to this and you're trying to extort the college.  Hope you fail miserably.
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#3 Consumer Comment

I disagree.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

  If you look at one of his previous reports, like #766395 , you'll see that in this one, he did not misspell the name of his college a dozen times.   That lends quite a bit more credibility to his report, doesn't it?
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#4 Consumer Comment

not again

AUTHOR: Marcia - (U.S.A.)

You already posted this once - about two weeks ago if I remember correctly.  Why are you posting it again?  Doesn't help your case.
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