At Florida State University, we recognize that every competitive advantage begins with people. By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities of our students, faculty and staff, we inspire an environment of innovation and passion—one that enables us to create a teaching, research and service environment that better reflects the needs of our students, faculty, staff, customers, constituents, communities and other key stakeholders.
DEAN’S TASK FORCE
Through purposeful dialogue, intentional practices, and meaningful outreach, the Dean’s Diversity Task Force drives initiatives to embrace and support diversity on the Panama City campus and within our communities.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Aligned with the values of the university, we host a comprehensive calendar of events, workshops, and forums to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at FSU Panama City.
We have gathered campus and local resources for students, faculty, and staff to support and celebrate diversity on our campus and within our communities.
In support of Seminole moms with a new baby, FSU Panama City has created a lactation room designed as a private retreat from the hustle and bustle of campus life.
Our Meditation Room is open to all students, faculty & staff for personal and/or spiritual reflection, contemplation, prayer.
It takes the entire community to commit to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Whether you are new to exploring diverse cultures or an active ally in our community, there are many ways to get involved.
Attend an event
Each month, FSU Panama City offers workshops, events, and discussions that expand our knowledge of diverse cultures and challenge us to be more inclusive in our daily lives.
Check out our calendar of events related to diversity and inclusion.
Join a committee
FSU Panama City has several working committees with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion that are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.
- Diversity in Staffing Work Group
- Diverse Partnerships Work Group
- Student Diversity Work Group
- Diversity Programming Committee
Participate in a student organization
FSU Panama City is proud to have many Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) on campus, including several affinity organization. Whether you identify with or are an ally for any one of these student groups, your participation supports diverse communities.
Engage with the community
FSU Panama City values our diverse partnerships with community organizations. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to reach out to those of interest to expand our connections with those both different and similar to ourselves.
Read diverse authors
The FSU Panama City Library and Learning Center has a great selection of books, articles, and more from diverse authors. Don’t know where to start? That’s okay! Our wonderful staff are happy to recommend a book for you.
Create a diversity statement
What does “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” mean to you? Write a clear and concise statement about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion to you and how you live out these values. Then, add your statement to your email signature, your office door, or wherever you please to remind yourself and other of your commitment.
When you witness an injustice, name it for what it is. Occurrences of microaggressions, subtle or unintentional discrimination, can happen anywhere, including in our classrooms. Without being rude, you have the power to intervene by talking about it and engaging in educational conversations with others.
If you witness discrimination or harassment, you can report it anonymously at https://report.fsu.edu. Florida State University expressly prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Reported discriminatory incidents will be investigated and adjudicated as appropriate. Read the university’s full Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement.
Share your pronouns
Personal pronouns are important to everyone and using a person’s correct pronouns is a sign of respect. Add your pronouns to your email signature or Zoom display name so others know your pronouns and that you value theirs, too.