Commission on Diversity and Inclusion
The purpose of the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is to advise the University President and Provost on issues of diversity, inclusion and racial equality at the University of North Florida. These issues include, but are not limited to: (1) recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students of color; and (2) inequities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, national origin and other protected group categories.
Our mission is to advise the University of North Florida President on diversity, inclusion and racial equality pertaining, but not limited, to: (1) strategies, policies, and praxis for new, revised, and modified initiatives in support of our vision; (2) recruitment, retention and/or admission of faculty, staff and students of color as outlined in the University’s strategic plan; (3) inequities based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status and other group categories designated by law, ordinance and university policy; and (4) communication and awareness across campus constituencies (faculty, staff, students, and the many publics). In fulfilling this mission, the Commission will proactively engage the UNF community to embrace and accept diversity and inclusion as an institutional core value. The Commission will cultivate a shared commitment to diverse and inclusive perspectives and a culturally competent and inclusive University environment that values and respects the human differences, dignity, and well-being of every community member – students, faculty, employees, visitors, customers, research partners, and vendors.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is committed to fostering non-discrimination and non-harassment in the workplace and the educational environment by ensuring compliance with all federal and state laws, local ordinances, and agency requirements that are related to equity and compliance for universities. EOD provides leadership and support toward developing a comprehensive and institution-wide approach to achieving and sustaining a diverse and pluralistic community of students, faculty and staff.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Suite 1201 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224-2669
The University of North Florida is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community and strives to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. While embracing these concepts including its obligations under affirmative action regarding race, ethnicity and gender, the University is equally committed to ensuring that educational and employment decisions, including recruitment, admission, hiring, compensation and promotion, are based on qualifications, skills and abilities of those desiring to work, study, and participate in out University community.
To accomplish the intent of this regulation, the University shall not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by state and federal law, in any educational, employment, social or recreational program or activity, including athletics, offered by the University. Similarly, the University will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of this regulation.
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