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Equity and Compliance

Equity and Compliance

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.

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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. 

 

 

 


 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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
Fax: 239-590-7470
Email: pgunter@fgcu.edu