Florida Gateway College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer that makes employment and education-related decisions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, or any other bias that is or may be prohibited by laws.  The college does not discriminate in employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students.  FGC is committed to equitable treatment for all students and employees and to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  The college complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides equal educational opportunity for qualified individuals.

FGC’s Equity Officer ensures compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment.

Employees and students who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment should contact the FGC Equity Officer:

Sharon Best
Executive Director of Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Telephone:  386.754.4313
Email:  sharon.best@fgc.edu

President’s Message

Florida Gateway College is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse culture for our students, employees, and community that enriches the experiences of every individual. We strive to provide access, equality, and diversity in the operation of the College.

Discrimination of any kind or condition will not be tolerated at Florida Gateway College. The Human Resources Office and the Equity Coordinator ensure that we operate effectively and proactively under this philosophy by providing for a fair resolution for anyone who feels that they have been subjected to behaviors or conditions contrary to those we value.

Our greatest strength is the individual differences and experiences that our students, employees, and members of our community bring to our campus. We value these differences and by doing so we feel we are able to provide greater opportunities and success for all.

Lawrence Barrett, Ed.D.
President

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity & Disability & Equity Statements

STATEMENT OF EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Florida Gateway College affirms its Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Policy in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and rules.   The College reaffirms its commitment to provide equal access and equal opportunity for all programs, services, and activities offered by the College, without discrimination.   Discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status against a student, employee, or applicant is prohibited.   The Equity Officer for the College is Sharon Best, Executive Director of Human Resources, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL  32025.  If you have any questions or desire any information, call 386.754.4313.

DISABILITY STATEMENT

FGC will adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity.  Students may obtain further assistance and information by calling Coordinator of Disability Services, at 386.754.4215.  The Disability Services Office is located in Building 017, Room 16, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, Florida 32025.

EQUITY STATEMENT

Florida Gateway College does not discriminate in education or employment related decisions on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status in accordance with the law. The equity officer is Sharon Best, Executive Director of Human Resources, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL  32025, and may be reached at (386) 754-4313.

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