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FAU is the most diverse institution in the State University System

Group of Students in Graduation Attire

FAU is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution with Title III Projects

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The Diversity Platform Supports Advance

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Choose from one of FAU's many interfaith, advocacy, and multicultural-cultural organizations



In 2015, President Kelly identified diversity as one of the platforms in “The Strategic Plan for the Race to Excellence” for Florida Atlantic University. As a result, the Diversity Council was formed to help identify, promote and build institutional cross-cultural competencies giving our students, faculty and staff more opportunities to enhance and diversify their professional and personal world-view enriching their intellect, knowledge and understanding of their own culture, global cultural (historic) trends, including economic and political movements.

Inclusion Highlights


CSWE Master’s Minority Fellowship Awardee

MSW student, Cynthia Wilks was just awarded a CSWE Master’s Minority Fellowship!
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Owls Among Us: Bobby

"Owls Among Us" is a series of short documentary videos produced by students at Florida Atlantic University, on the student and faculty experience. In the first episode, film student Robert Reardon describes his love for football, writing scripts, and overcoming challenges living with Cerebral palsy.

Gabby Alvarado: Multiplatform Digital Producer, NBC Universo and NBC Telemundo

Gabby is a journalist and a proud alumna of Florida Atlantic University. While she worked towards her International Business degree, Gabby dedicated her free time to Student Media, starting as a volunteer at Owl Radio... Read article

Dr. Andrés Ramírez opinion piece on K-12 placement testing for EL students

The alternative to tests in English for students who do not know English is common sense. Provide EL students with tests in their own language so they can demonstrate what they know. Read article



This annual day-long interactive symposium provides faculty and staff an opportunity for a robust dialogue and intuitive reflection around current topics focused on enhancing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive campus community. Participants are asked to register at: Registration is open to FAU faculty, staff, and graduate students. For more information, please email Date: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023
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Liberating Conversations

Liberating Conversations is designed to bring focus to and assist participants in their understanding and expression of race, class, ethnicity, and gender. Read article

Real Talk: Students Having Real Conversations about real Issues

Real Talk is a facilitated discussion in which students, faculty and staff can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences. Real talk occurs every other Friday at 2 p.m. Read article

Moving from Diversity to Justice

This workshop is designed to create a safe space to learn about our personal biases, sit in the uncomfortable feelings that arise and then go forward with changing the way we offer services. More Information

Eye on the Media in an Era of Protest: What Needs to Change about the Way We Cover Race?

Guest Panelists: Nancy Ancrum (Miami Herald), Rick Christie (Palm Beach Post), Terence W. Shepard (WLRN News) Join the Zoom Meeting

New Offering: Minor/Certificate in Diversity and Global Studies

ACHIEVE A CERTIFICATE OR MINOR IN 12 CREDITS HOURS - Explore social hierarchies within local and global contexts, Develop critical thinking skills while examining controversial contemporary and historical social issues... Read article

Diversity Mural Project

The Diversity Platform, Student Government and the Homecoming planning committee made history this year with the initiative of the Diversity Mural Project. About 50 students, faculty and staff came together during homecoming week with artists from Unconventional, LLC to paint a Diversity Mural... Read article


The College of Education (COE) was the first Florida Atlantic University (FAU) college to initiate a standing Diversity Committee. The committee was formed even before diversity became one of the platforms in the University’s strategic plan.... Read article


FAU Earns National Recognition for Diversity in Engineering

The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) has recognized Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science as a national leader in diversity in engineering.

Hispanic Serving Institution

“At FAU, we take great pride in being one of the most racially and culturally diverse universities in the country, and we are pleased to now be designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.”

Most Diverse Institution in FSUS

FAU is the most diverse institution in Florida’s State University System. More than 50 percent of its 30,000 students are classified as minority or international. more

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