College of Journalism and Communications Diversity Statement

Adopted by the faculty September 28, 2011

The College considers a critical mass of individuals who are members of minority groups, or women, or are members of a low socio-economic or other under-served group to be important to the overall mission of the College. Individuals who contribute to a robust academic, research, and campus environment, including experience, perspectives, disciplines, geographic background, talent, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity, race, gender, and other characteristics, are valuable members of the College and assist with the College’s mission of service to all residents of the state of Florida as well as the nation and global community.

The College understands the importance of embracing diversity as a shared responsibility among faculty, staff, and students and is committed to the overall goal of creating a welcoming environment for individuals of all races, genders, nationalities, religions, sexual orientation, sexual identity and expression, viewpoints, ethnicities, and for those with disabilities.