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Equity and Compliance

Equity and Compliance

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program


Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

for FGCU Students and Employees


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The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance launched the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program in an effort to make Florida Gulf Coast University a more Diverse and Inclusive place. 

This Certificate is a great way to show your commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, an important component of the new performance evaluation for University Staff. It can also be a valuable addition to Faculty portfolios, resumes and College Portfolios for Students. 


Certificate Requirements

In order to receive the certificate, you will have to attend 6 presentations, trainings or events (2 core sessions + 4 other sessions from the calendar) throughout the academic year. Events with multiple offers during the year, such as "Meet Someone New!"or "Dialogue on Race", may count only once towards the certificate. The calendar of events below will be updated throughout the year as new sessions and events become available. 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is a life-long learning endeavor. There are many areas and approaches that cannot be covered during only one year. Thus, you are expected to keep your certificate current by attending at least 3 events every year. This will give participants the opportunity to develop a more rounded and complete understanding of the richness of our diverse society.  

In order to record your attendance, we do need you to bring your Eagle ID to the events. If you didn't register, but you would like to attend an event, you can always register at the event as long as you bring your Eagle ID.  


Core Sessions (You need to attend at least 2 of these)

What is Diversity? What is Inclusion?

Online Training (sent via email by OIEC)

Unique Abilities

Exploring our Social Identities


Event Registration

To register for events you would like to attend, please go to 

The registration calendar is updated on the 15 of every month. So make sure you check our page often!

iIf you have questions or would like additional information, please contact our office via phone (745-4366) or email (


Black and Yellow background with white letters that reads 2018 2019 calendar of events


October 2018

16        Verbal Judo: Effective Communication with Law Enforcement Officers by Dr. Tony Barringer

            6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at CC Ballroom

17        The Basement: Understanding Ethnolinguistic Diversity

            10:00 am to 12:00 pm CC 214

23        Sex Rules by Maria Falzone

            6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at CC Ballroom

24        Domestic Violence Awareness Speaker

            12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at CC Ballroom

24        1st Amendment – Free Speech on Campus by Attorney Lisa Jones

            5:30 to 7:00 pm at CC Ballroom

24        FGCU International Friends Cafe

            5:30 to 7:00 pm at CC 214

25        Coalition of Immokalee Workers Presentation

            6:00 to 7:30 pm at Marieb 100

25        Film Screening: Smoke Signals & Discussion with Film Director Chris Eyre

            6:00 to 8:00 pm at Edwards Hall 112

29        Microaggressions: Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts by Dr. Brandon Johnson

            12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at CC214

29        What is Diversity? What is Inclusion?

            2:30 to 3:30 pm at CC214


November 2018 

1          Native American Heritage Month Speaker

            6:00 to 8:00 pm at CC Ballroom

5          Safe Zone Training  

           11:00 to 2:00 pm at CC214

5         Conversation with Natalie Baszile (For students only)

           12:00 to 1:30 pm at Sugden 111

5          Natalie Baszile Lecture Series

            5:30 to 7:30 pm at CC Ballroom

8         Film Screening: Te Ata

           6:00 to 8:00 pm at Marieb 100

9         Film Screening: Reel Injun

           6:00 to 8:00 pm at Edwards Hall 112

13        The Basement

            12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at CC213

14        Meet Someone New

            12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at CC214

14        Student Media Education Workshop

            3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at CC214

15        Film Screenings: So we May Grow & We Must Not Forget. Discussion with Members of the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes

           6:00 to 8:00 pm at SRHM 115 (Sugden Hall)

26        Exploring our Social Identities

            5:00 to 6:00 pm at CC214

30        Unique Abilities

            3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at CC214


December 2017

3          What is Diversity? What is Inclusion?

            11:00 am to 12:00 pm at CC214

7          World AIDS Day MLD Film Series

            1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at CC247


On October 15th registration for November & December events will be available. Please use our registration link in previous section.


Track your Progress

Check the events you have attended here: