Harassment and Discrimination

Discrimination

FIU promotes a culturally diverse and inclusive working and learning environment where current and prospective faculty, staff, and students are treated fairly and valued for their individuality.

If any applicant, employee, or student has a good faith belief that they have been discriminated against or harassed based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, ethnic/national origin, race, religion, retaliation, sexual harassment, or any other protected category, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (CRCA) encourages him/her to complete the Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Form and submit it to our office on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in PC-220. CRCA will investigate the complaint in accordance with University Policy and Procedures.

Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Reporting Form
FIU – 106 Regulation on Nondiscrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (Title VII)

Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

Florida International University is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy discrimination and other protected classifications. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. 

 

As a government contractor, Florida International University is also committed to taking affirmative action to hire and advance minorities and women as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. 

 

We invite employees who are disabled or protected veterans and who wish to be included under our Affirmative Action Program to self-identify as such with the EEO Coordinator. This self-identification is strictly voluntary and confidential and will not result in retaliation of any sort. 

 

Employees of and applicants to Florida International University will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisting in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights related to any federal, state, or local law regarding EEO for qualified individuals with disabilities or qualified protected veterans. 

 

At Florida International University, we are committed to the principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. In order to ensure dissemination and implementation of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout all levels of the University, Emmanuele Bowles has been appointed as the EEO Coordinator for Florida International University. One of the EEO Coordinator’s duties is to establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of the University’ programs. 

 

In furtherance of Florida International University’s policy regarding affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, Florida International University has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices, and procedures which the University is committed to applying in order to ensure that its policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program for qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request, between 9:00 – 5:00 at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Primera Casa (PC) 220. Any questions should be directed to your supervisor or Emmanuele Bowles, EEO Coordinator.