Initiatives and Committees


Committees Committee chair
Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Committee Dr. Christopher Blakely
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Precious Gunter                                                 
Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program  Waneka McFarlane
Faculty Retention/Inclusion/Mentoring  Dr. Tony Barringer
Student Retention/Inclusion  Shari Alvanas
Staff Retention/Inclusion  TBD
Bias Response Committee  Kathryn Webster
Title IX Committee  Precious Gunter
ADA Committee  Cori Bright-Kerrigan
Marieb Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force  

Affinity Groups

The University actively strives to attract and retain a diverse and exemplary staff workforce.  We supports various affinity groups which aim to enhance the personal and professional development of faculty, staff, and students foster a sense of community and help FGCU create a workplace where everyone feels belonging and thrives. 

Employee Affinity Groups

  • Black Faculty Staff Association –
  • ACE Women’s Network

Student Affinity Groups

Name Email Instagram
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) fgcu_gsa

Black Student Alliance (BSA) fgcubsa
African Student Association (ASA) fgcu_asa
Asian-American Student Union N/A aasu 
Awareness of Invisible Disabilities Education and Light fgcuaideandlight
FGCU Student / Farmworker Alliance (SFA) fgcusfa
Black Law Student Association fgcu_blsa
Caribbean Student Association csafgcu 
Chabad @ FGCU chabadfgcu
COBOL fgcucobol
Dominican Republic Outreach Program fgcudrop
FGCU Salseros  fgcusalseros 
Eagles Gather fgcueaglesgather
FGCU Steminists N/A fgcu_steminists
FGCU Women in Business fgcuwib
Future Female Business Leaders N/A N/A
Hatian Student Organization fgcu_hso 
Healing, Overcoming, Preventing, Enabling (HOPE) fgcu_hope 
HERd fgcuherd 
High Definition Modeling Troupe hd_modeling
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life fgcuhillel
Jewish Student Association fgcujsa 
iMPACT Modeling Troupe imtfgcu 
Latin-American Student Association  fgcu_laso 
Minority Association of Pre-medical Students fgcu_maps 
Muslim Student Association  N/A fgcu_msa
NAACP fgcunaacp
National Society of Black Engineers fgcunsbe 
SISTUHS, inc  fgcu_sistuhs 
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers  shpefgcu 
No Race/No Hate fgcu.nrnh
Society of Women Engineers  fgcu_swe 
Student Alliance on Mental Illness  fgcusami
Student African- American Brotherhood  N/A N/A
Soul Flowers fgcusoulflowers
Women in Hospitality N/A
Women in STEM  N/A  

Youth for Human Rights International N/A