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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion promotes a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged as students, faculty and staff. 

Events and Resources

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Events

Upcoming Events

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Resources

We have collected a few resources that we hope can support the grieving, healing, learning, and developmental process that we may all need at one time or another.

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Social Media

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Saints Supporting Saints is a program that offers foundational and continuous diversity, equity, and inclusion education for the Flagler College community. Participants of the Saints Supporting Saints program will earn stickers to place on their office door to signify their journey of active education, and willingness to have conversations and provide allyship to all members of Flagler's community.

Upcoming Sessions

Saints Supporting Saints will focus on Accessibility for Fall 2022. We have partnered with experts on campus to hold sessions in September, October, and November. 

Session #1: Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of accessibility and what that looks like for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Through a discussion of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) participants will identify ways to make their classrooms and the campus community accessible to Deaf students. Participants will leave the session with at least one approach to make their classroom and/or environment accessible.

Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Catalano, Director of the Masters of Arts Program in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and June Ann LeFors, Director of Sign Language Studies  

The event date has passed. *Session recording will be posted soon*

Session #2: Disability Resources  

In this session, we will review the Rights and Responsibilities of students and faculty in the application of  reasonable curricular/co-curricular accommodations at Flagler College.  We will discuss the arbitration process and the role of the Disability Resource Center in the communication process between faculty/staff and students with disabilities.

Presented by: Phillip Pownall, Director of the Disability Resource Center

The event date has passed. Please view the recording of the session below:

Recorded Version 

 

Session #3: Accessibility for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging. It is essential for faculty and staff to better understand unique characteristics of students as well as how to effectively provide support both in and outside the classroom. Join this session to learn more about strategies that can implemented as well as best practices that may benefit all students, including those with ASD.  

Presented by Dr. Tara Rowe, Associate Director for Student Accessibility Services and Director of THRIVE Program at the University of North Florida.

The event date has passed. Please view the recording of the session below:

 

Recorded Version

 

Meet the Team

Jessica Kobryn

Jess Kobryn

Assistant Dean of Students for Title IX & Equity and Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Kelly Toaston

Kelly Toaston

Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
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Mary Rose Pedron

Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, please email:

diversity@flagler.edu