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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.

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
Fax: 239-590-7470