Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a community committed to ensuring equity and fairness for all faculty, staff, students, visitors, and vendors.
We are committed to these principles as essential for a distinguished university. By cultivating human diversity, we ensure an inclusive learning environment that is welcoming regardless of one's cultural, racial/ethnic and religious background, as well as gender, age, color, national origin, creed, marital status, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) supports FGCU’s vision, mission, and strategic plan through the following functions:
- Awareness and Training
Conducts/facilitates internal/external training and awareness sessions, seminars, roundtable discussions, tours, conferences and forums that impact equity, and Title IX (consent, incapacitation, sexual harassment) and other compliance matters; Ensures posting/distribution of non-discrimination statement and related information.
- Committee Management
Oversees functions of the following committees: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee; Title IX Advisory Committee.
- Complaint Handling and Conflict Resolution
Handles internal/external and formal/informal complaints related to discrimination and other matters of concern.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Certifications For Grants
Completes compliance and equal opportunity certification requests for grant applications.
- Liaison With Compliance Agencies for Audits/Surveys
Facilitates/coordinates audit processes conducted by regulatory agencies responsible for discrimination compliance matters.
- Policy Analysis and Development
Monitors, evaluates, and reviews for relevancy, completeness, and implementation, policies, processes, and procedures regarding equity and compliance and employment-related actions; recommend changes as required.
- Waivers of Advertisement
Authorizes waivers that meet a compelling interest or need of the University when filling job vacancies and making multiple-year faculty appointments.
Precious G. Gunter, Director
Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall 114
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
Telephone: 239-745-4366 or TTY: 711