Diversity Profile

Commitment to Equal Opportunity: 

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

Contact Info: 
Cheryl Seals Gonzalez, Director Equal Opportunity and Diversity
cheryl.gonzalez@unf.edu
Phone: (904) 620-2507

Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office
J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Suite 1201
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2669
Commitment to Diversity: 

The University of North Florida has a strong commitment to achieving excellence through diversity of faculty, administration, staff, students and ideas. The University is committed to diversity in the recruitment, selection and retention of faculty and staff and further to create an environment of inclusiveness for all who interact in our community.

UNF is committed to attracting students of diverse backgrounds and experiences and is similarly committed to recruit, hire and retain employees who bring a diversity of viewpoints, cultures and a broad range of human experiences to the University. The UNF community consists of students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that are devoted to learning in a climate that is inclusive for all who interact here. Such efforts enrich the quality and texture of our community and provide an environment where individuals and groups learn with and from each other.

In furtherance of the University’s diversity initiatives and focus toward inclusiveness, it is expected that all in the University community will appreciate and respect the dignity, individuality and uniqueness of our individual community members. We will maintain an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational, scholarly, and career interests, where both the distinctiveness of each person's experience and the common humanity that unites us all will be recognized. This commitment allows us to take full educational advantage of the variety of talents, backgrounds and perspective of those who study and work at UNF.

UNF fosters the intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness of its students, preparing them to make significant contributions to their communities in the region and beyond. At UNF, students and faculty engage together and individually in the discovery and application of knowledge. UNF faculty and staff maintain an unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture.

 

Community: 

Beyond the majestic skyline of Downtown Jacksonville you'll find quaint riverfront streets, lined with boutiques and sidewalk cafes. You'll find bustling business districts with shopping malls and upscale dining. And of course, Jacksonville boasts a plentiful amount of breathtaking, totally undeveloped natural landscape.

http://www.unf.edu/community/

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