Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Dashboard
We are committed to building a meaningful community that values each person based on their distinctive and unique identity. Because of this commitment, equity, diversity, and inclusion are top priorities for Florida State University. The President's Council on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, the University's Strategic Plan Implementation Team, and the 2020-2021 President's Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion Taskforce have all taken up the charge to advance critical EDI-related initiatives. Together, we strive for the betterment of our campus community and the surrounding communities in which we live and learn.
The EDI Dashboard is part of our effort to encourage a campus community that celebrates our diversity, incorporates equity and inclusion in all we do, and fosters belonging. With a commitment to both transparency and accountability, the EDI Dashboard establishes a baseline and serves as a tool to:
• Establish goals and track progress
• Identify opportunities for growth while acknowledging challenges
• Assess policies, practices, and procedures
Please submit any Dashboard feedback or questions to email@example.com
EDI Advancement Focus Areas
President's Council on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
The Council is comprised of faculty, staff, and students from across the university, forming a standing body that ensures FSU maintains a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus for all.
University Strategic Plan
Diversity and Inclusion is Goal III of the University Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2023. Goal III includes initiatives, metrics, and outcomes at the local and international levels.
President's Taskforce on Anti-Racism, Equity, & Inclusion (2020-2021)
Established in 2020, the AEI taskforce was comprised of 30 campus and community members who developed action steps to advance anti-racism, equity, and inclusion at FSU.
The President’s Council on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion was established with the primary charge of advancing institutional initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Currently, the council is focused on initiatives related to Goal III of the 2017-2023 Strategic Plan and the Taskforce on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion.
The Council is comprised of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from a variety of divisions and departments across the university. It is divided into implementation teams whose work focuses on projects that foster equity, diversity, and inclusion within a specific area on campus.
Diversity and Inclusion, Goal III of the Strategic Plan, outlines two overarching objectives: increased diverse representation and expanded global and cultural competencies in the FSU community. Beginning in 2017, tactics and activities have commenced and continue to address recruitment and retention of students, staff, and faculty as well as to foster an inclusive campus culture.
Achievements include a 5.9% increase in enrollment of students from underrepresented groups in Fall 2020, as compared to the prior Fall semester. Outcomes are measured on an annual basis and can be seen by viewing the university strategic plan dashboard, linked below.
The President’s Taskforce on Anti-Racism, Equity, & Inclusion was established in 2020 by the former president of the university. Led by a three-person executive committee and divided into three subcommittees, the Taskforce met monthly for one academic year, at the end of which the Taskforce produced a list of recommendations for university advancement. Approved initiatives were then delegated to appropriate parties and are in the process of implementation.
Recruitment, Retention, and EDI Education
Advance the recruitment and professional development of underrepresented minority students, faculty, and staff with increased pathways to tenure-track and leadership positions within the university.
Promote a historical legacy of the university, including dedicated facilities and monuments, that encompasses the recognition and respect of all identity groups represented at Florida State.
Campus Climate Initiatives
Cultivate a campus culture that values diversity and fosters a sense of belonging for students, staff, faculty, and community members who collaborate with, take pride in, and support the university.