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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Strategic Plan

At the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC), we are committed to diversity in its many forms, and we aim to promote an inclusive and equitable environment with a strong sense of belonging for all students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that individuals from all groups have not historically had the same access to education, in general, and to the CREC, more specifically, and we seek to address this moving forward. We recognize that the different spaces that community members inhabit may require different approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace the differences among us and strive to create learning and working environments enriched by those differences.

GOALS AND IMPACTS

Through a sustained effort to strengthen diversity within CREC community and through the long-term implementation of the DEI Strategic Plan. Through a sustained effort to strengthen diversity within CREC community and through the long-term implementation of the DEI Plan,, CREC aims to achieve the following long-term impacts:

Goal 1. Foster an inclusive center climate that supports and encourages community members and provides a strong sense of value and belonging among all students, faculty, and staff.

Goal 2. Recruit diverse applicants for faculty, student, and staff that is also reflective of Florida’s diverse demographics.

Goal 3. Increase diversity and the community’s knowledge of diversity among faculty, students, and staff.

Goal 4. Retain and recognize diverse faculty, and staff.

Goal 5. Improve experiences, success, and sense of belonging for all community members.