The Office of Equity & Diversity (OED) is committed to providing diversity enhancement opportunities for our faculty, staff and students. This includes diversity opportunities through memberships, training, leadership opportunities, and partnerships. Listed below are some of these opportunities.

Leadership Opportunities

Bartow Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Bartow
Black, Brown & College Bound Summit (BBCB)
Brother 2 Brother (Student African American Brotherhood)
Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar
Emerging Leaders Professional Series (ELPS)
Exceptional Leaders with Innovative Talents & Excellence (ELITE) Educational Leadership Enhancement Program
Haines City Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Haines City
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Lakeland
Lakeland Economic Development Council – LEDC Summer Leadership Program
Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Lake Wales
National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA)
Polk Vision – Leadership Polk
Society Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Winter Haven

Training Opportunities

  • Diversity Training
  • Harassment Training
  • Screening Committee Chair Training
  • Screening Committee Training
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Title IX for Higher Education
  • Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

These training courses are available to all employees through Flight School, which may be accessed through PASSPORT.