Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Guiding Principle

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to developing capacities for living together in a democracy whose hallmark is individual, social, cultural, and intellectual diversity. It fosters a climate and models a condition of openness in which students, faculty, and staff engage multiplicity and difference with tolerance and equity. FGCU is a school where diversity is embraced. Diversity is part of FGCU’s mission statement, and as such, we truly believe in creating and fostering an environment that is not only diverse but inclusive for all.

Embracing diversity and fostering inclusion

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Access

Developing solutions to persistent and uneven access, retention, and advancement of underrepresented and marginalized faculty, staff and students

 


We are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community

Initiatives and Committees

 


Equity

Redressing the persistence of inequality and promoting policies, procedures and practices that mitigate structural inequities

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We are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community

Certificate Program

 

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Enrichment

Bringing to light practices and structures that reframes our center of knowing within the University’s learning, teaching, research, artistic and professional environments



Wellbeing

Activating a university-wide commitment that places the well-being of our faculty, staff and students as key priorities for a diverse and inclusive University

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FGCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic predisposition. We promote ethical decisions and responsible stewardship of resources to foster trust and promote the best interests our community broadly, and provide oversight and guidance for FGCU's compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, professional standards, and university regulations and policies. 

 

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Campus Partners

We collaborate with other diversity offices on programs, events and initiatives to advance equity and inclusion across the institution.