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The Department of Access, Compliance, and Equal Opportunity (ACE) galvanizes the University’s commitment to cultivating a rich and inclusive community of thriving faculty, staff, and students. Within the Department are the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (CRCA) and the Office of Equal Opportunity (EO), which together ensures our FIU maintains a culture of compliance, innovation, and belonging.   

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Civil Rights & Accessibility

The Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (CRCA) is tasked with making sure that FIU promotes a culturally diverse and inclusive working and learning environment where current and prospective faculty, staff, and students are valued. If any student, employee, or applicant has a good faith belief that they have been discriminated against or harassed based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, ethnic or national origin, race, religion, retaliation, sex, or any other protected category, you can report any concerns to the CRCA team, through

Equal Opportunity

The Office of Equal Opportunity (EO) leads the implementation of the University’s obligations as per federal and state requirements to ensure a safe, inclusive community for all students, faculty, and staff at all points of the Panther lifecycle. Fostering equal opportunity is crucial for cultivating innovation.

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Affinity Groups

ACE is committed to providing faculty, students, and staff a welcoming environment where Panthers from all backgrounds can thrive at one of the nation's top public research institutions. Affinity groups open up spaces for employees with shared experiences to connect, collaborate, and build community.

Learning Opportunities

ACE provides a range of learning opportunities on-demand. These opportunities can be self-paced or with an instructor, and even tailored to departmental training needs. 

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Religious Observances Calendar

FIU prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion and is committed to providing an educational, work, and living environment that is respectful and inclusive of religious observances, practices, and beliefs. As part of this commitment, FIU makes good faith efforts to provide reasonable religious accommodations where sincerely held religious observances or beliefs conflict with University policy or other requirements, unless such an accommodation would create an undue hardship.

The Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (CRCA) serves as a resource for FIU Students and Employees who are seeking a reasonable accommodation or modification due to their sincerely held religious observance, practice, or belief. Students and Employees should direct any religious accommodation requests directly to CRCA at (305) 348-2785 or

View the Religious Observances calendar here