Get Involved

Faculty and Staff

  • Take advantage of FIU’s professional development courses to learn how to build a more inclusive workplace and build skills in awareness, self-exploration, and allyship.
  • Earn a DEI badge
  • Join or start a faculty-staff affinity group to build relationships with colleagues across campus.
  • Reach out to DEI to request a facilitated discussion if you need help responding to an intercultural conflict or inclusivity challenge in your work.
  • Sign up for the DEI mailing list to stay on to date on the latest news, events, and more.
  • Join any of the six DEI committees.

The President’s Access & Equity Award is presented annually as part of the University’s Recognition Awards Program. The award solicits nominations of individuals who demonstrate efforts exceeding one’s mandated job responsibilities that promote the values of diversity and the importance of equity and inclusion at FIU.

A demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity university-wide that fosters a culture of inclusion and belonging on campus and/or within the surrounding community, shown leadership through positive interactions among persons of diverse backgrounds, and lived experiences which illustrate commitment to inclusion of persons within and outside of the institution who are members of traditionally under-represented groups.

The Grant-in-Aid Program enables Florida International University employees to take a leave of absence to pursue higher a degree. This grant provides their department with funding for hiring temporary employees to fulfill their duties while they are on leave.



Florida International University is proud to announce the distinguished students who were awarded the Delores Auzenne Fellowships and the Minority Community College Transfer Scholarships. Congratulations to our 2021-2022 fellowship and scholarship recipients!

Scholarship Luncheon


The Delores Auzenne Fellowship is awarded to minority graduate students who are pursuing graduate degrees in disciplines where minorities are underrepresented.

  • Karen Heidi Gonzalez Ramirez, Master of Public Health, Epidemiology
  • Pedro Hernandez, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nursing Anesthesia
  • Sabrina Hyde-Dozier, Master of Science, Health Informatics and Analytics
  • Vanise Jean-Baptiste, Master of Public Health, Epidemiology
  • Terrance Lane, PhD in Psychology, Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Ezechiel Madestin, DNP, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Yomayra Morales, Master of Science, Statistics

The Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship is designed for students who are transferring from a community college and would have completed their Associate’s degree between January – August of the application year.

  • Roxana Amiot, BA, Asian Studies
  • Melissa Hernandez, BS, Biological Sciences
  • Amy Huezo, BS, Elementary Education
  • Vijay Paharia, BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Samantha Rodriguez, BA, Biological Sciences
  • Giovanny Ruiz, BS, Computer Science
  • Jorge Rumeo, Accelerated Architecture Program
  • Melissa Tieles Figueredo, Accelerated Architecture Program
  • Danilo de la Torre, BS, Electrical Engineering
  • Nathalie Valentin, BS, Digital Communication and Media
  • Rafael Vargas, BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marquise Xavier, BS, Chemistry