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Diversity and Inclusion

COAS Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Plan

The COAS Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Plan is the first document of a planned set of three documents that will address diversity and inclusion within the context of the COAS faculty, staff, and the students. The focus of this document is on the COAS faculty.

Statement of Unity

The UNF College of Arts and Sciences affirms our commitment to the values and ideas expressed in the following UNF Statement of Unity, which was passed as a resolution of the UNF Faculty Association on March 2, 2017.


UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or country of origin. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff. We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university’s core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness. We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF’s unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.


The UNF College of Arts and Sciences wants to communicate directly and clearly to students, staff, and faculty that we are committed to the safety, rights, and well-being of all members of our community.


In addition, we would like to encourage students, faculty, and staff to learn about and take advantage of the relevant resources available at UNF. A partial list of such resources includes:

Department of Diversity Initiatives

Black Student Union

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

LGBT Resource Center

UNF Asian Students in Alliance (UNF ASIA)

UNF Counseling Center

Intercultural Center for Peace

Student Ombuds

Student Conduct

Commission on Diversity and Inclusion
Community Engagement