Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), FAU is proud to be a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Student Benefits

Current students are eligible for HACU scholarships and internships. Further information can be found at

Since 2004 FAU students have accessed internships worth $243,734 and scholarships worth $6,300.

Faculty and Staff Benefits

Faculty and staff can attend the HACU annual conference at a discounted price. Rates and information can be found here:

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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) provides resources, training, and support that are essential tools for under-represented faculty success as well as for all faculty who want to improve their research productivity and work-life balance.

In order to access NCFDD’s resources, faculty, staff and postgraduate students should sign up for account under FAU’s institutional membership:

Membership Details:

  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Video recordings of all webinars
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring & problem-solving
  • Monthly accountability buddy match
  • Moderated monthly writing challenges
  • Access to the Career Center where members can post and search job listings
  • Access to the Member Library, which includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings
  • Weekly Monday Motivator (a weekly e-mail message that provides weekly productivity tips)

Membership also allows faculty to enroll for “The Faculty Success Program” at a discounted rate. The Faculty Success Program: FSP is an intensive, virtual boot camp where academics work directly with a coach and small group to implement the skills and strategies from NCFDD’s core curriculum.

In addition, on-campus workshops and webinars are available.

Examples of workshops:

  • Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy
  • Every Semester Needs A Plan
  • Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career

Examples of Webinars:

  • How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities
  • How to Work with Academic Editors
  • Writing Science: How to Write Papers that Get Cited and Proposals that Get Funded


Diversity Abroad

The Diversity Abroad Network is the leading professional consortium of educational institutions, government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusive good practices that increase access, achieve equitable diversity and foster inclusive excellence in global education.

Faculty and Staff can access Diversity Abroad’s resources by setting up an account under FAU’s institutional membership:

Resources include:

  • Diversity & Inclusive Good Practice Guidelines
  • Advising Resources
  • Grants for Professional Learning & Development
  • Discount for the annual conference

Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy

The Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy (IDEAs) promotes the academic and personal growth of traditionally underserved students. The office collaborates with the campus community to create an institutional and community climate of social justice. We promote access and equity in higher education and offer programs that educate the campus about diversity. In addition, we incorporate student learning and development; enhance student overall educational experiences; provide access to academic, social, cultural, recreational and other group activities; provide opportunities for intentional interaction, engagement and integration.