Compliance, Civil Rights Accessibility, Title IX, and Equal OpportunityFIU is steadfast in our commitment to upholding civil rights, accessibility, and compliance, ensuring that all members of our community have equal opportunities to thrive. Our institution actively works towards creating an environment where every individual, regardless of background, enjoys equitable access to education and resources and takes pride in our dedication to Title IX, fostering an atmosphere free from discrimination, harassment, and violence. By adhering to these principles, our University not only meets legal requirements but also strives to cultivate a campus culture that values respect, fairness, and the well-being of all its students, faculty, and staff. This commitment extends beyond mere compliance, aiming to create a vibrant and supportive academic community that fosters feelings of belonging and ensures equal opportunities for everyone.
The Panther Partnership mentoring program is the result of the University’s collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami (BBBSM). This program gives high school students one-on-one access to FIU faculty and staff, who share guidance on career readiness and provide unique experiences through job-shadowing opportunities. The program also each year provides up to 20 university-bound 10th, 11th, and 12th graders with a Florida Prepaid Scholarship to attend FIU.
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The Department of Access, Compliance, and Equal Opportunity is committed to providing our students an opportunity for inclusion and upward mobility at one of the premier research institutions in the country.
The University's first-ever campus climate survey, The Belonging Survey, allowed nearly 6,000 students, faculty, and staff to provide feedback regarding feelings of belonging, and campus culture and climate. Respondents shared their lived experiences through the survey, propelling us forward to make our University community more inclusive than ever before. The quantitative results are now available for review, and the qualitative results will be released in the summer of 2024.
As part of the Equity, Action, and Initiative, FIU declared Juneteenth an official day of observance. ACE oversees the University’s annual weeklong celebration dedicated to African American freedom and achievement. The theme of the celebration, "Educate, Celebrate, Heal" is brought to life each year by a number of scholarship and mentoring opportunities for our students, along with several cultural and educational events open to all in our community.