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Mr. Jimmy Myers
Director

Linda Cento
Coordinator

Maureen Jenny
Coordinator

Office of Equity and Diversity
Florida Gulf Coast University
Ben Hill Griffin Hall, Suite 154
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Phone: 239-590-1297 or TTY: 711
Fax: 239-590-7407

About the Office of Equity and Diversity

 
 

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Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is one of eleven institutions in the State University System of Florida.  We at FGCU are proud of our 21st Century legacy of academic excellence, student success, environmental sustainability, community and civic engagement.  Since our inception in 1997, we have expressed and demonstrated our firm commitment to equity and fairness, and we continually strive to create a campus community that values diversity and inclusion in its education, employment and business operations.  Our commitment guides us as we work to make each person feel welcomed, valued and respected on the basis of their individuality and for what he/she can contribute to the whole.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Florida Gulf Coast University and are central to the academic mission of the university.  At FGCU, our diversity refers to our individuality.  It identifies each of us as individuals and as valued members of the university community. The diverse learning environment that we are creating on campus is a necessary and important part of educating students in the twenty-first century. A more diverse learning environment will prepare our students for citizenship and leadership in the new, emerging global community.

A diverse college campus supports a student’s academic and social development and provides a better understanding of the rapidly changing nature of life, work, and relationships in the twenty-first century. For many Florida Gulf Coast University students, their university experience is their first real opportunity to meet and interact with those from other cultures and other races, and with those who have different backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives, and sexual orientations. It is within such a diverse setting that an entire generation of FGCU students can learn the importance of individual achievement, team leadership, civic engagement, and the many facets of stewardship.

Our university’s diversity will help students gain confidence in themselves and raise expectations about their future, informing each of them of their own talent and their own potential. A diverse college campus enhances a student’s educational outcomes and enriches their college experience. Because we place such emphasis and value on diversity and on each individual, our students become productive and culturally literate citizens of our nation and the world.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mr. Jimmy Myers, Director
Office of Equity and Diversity
Florida Gulf Coast University
Academic Building 5, Suite 213
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Telephone:  239-590-1297 or TTY: 711
Fax: 239-590-7407

http://www.fgcu.edu/