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 Department of Access, Compliance, and Equal Opportunity in Primera Casa (PC) 220. Any questions should be directed to your supervisor or Emmanuele Bowles, EEO Coordinator. 

Anti-harassment Statement

Florida International University affirms its commitment to ensure that each member of the University community shall be permitted to work or study in an environment free from any form of illegal discrimination, including race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, national origin, marital status, and veteran status.

The University recognizes its obligation to work towards a community in which diversity is valued and opportunity is equalized. FIU has two policies – FIU-105 Sexual Harassment (Title IX) and Sexual Misconduct and FIU-106 Nondiscrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (Title VI) that communicate standards of workplace and educational equity, expectations of collegiality and respect, and the grievance process for behaviors that may be in violation of either of these regulations.

Applicant pools for faculty, staff, administrative, and temporary positions across the University are reviewed to ensure that they represent the diversity of the University community. The University charges each search committee to conduct their proceedings in a fair manner that reduces implicit bias and promotes diversity in the recruitment and selection of full-time faculty and senior-level staff positions.

Training and support are provided to business units, departments, and colleges on a consistent basis to supplement the University’s values of diversity and inclusion.