Our Foundations

Diversity Council

The mission of the diversity council is to drive strategy toward increasing ethnic diversity and inclusion and promoting understanding within the campus community and beyond. FIU's diversity council was established in the Fall of 2020 and is composed of faculty, staff, and students who make policy recommendations that includes timelines and measurable outcomes that reflect continuous improvement of campus climate and diversity and inclusion.

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The Diversity Council

Institutional Goals

DEI has developed a multi-year plan to elevate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at FIU. This plan is cemented on achieving excellence in three institutional goals: recruit, retain and develop a diverse community; Improve systems, policies and procedures to facilitate diversity; and to cultivate an inclusive and equitable campus climate.

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FIU students and staff outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. after attending the unveiling of the new statue in the National Statuary Hall honoring Mary McLeod Bethune, an advocate and civil rights pioneer for African American women's rights, as the first Black person and tenth woman to represent a state.
FIU students and staff outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. after attending the unveiling of the new statue in the National Statuary Hall honoring Mary McLeod Bethune, an advocate and civil rights pioneer for African American women's rights, as the first Black person and tenth woman to represent a state.

Diversity Statements

Florida International University values diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to our mission as a student-centered public research university strongly focused on learning, research, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity so that its graduates are prepared to succeed in a global market. FIU embraces and strives to ensure that a diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, genders, political and religious beliefs, physical and learning differences, sexual orientations and identities is thriving on our campus and within our community.

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