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Seminole State receives 4th consecutive national award for excellence in diversity and inclusion

Seminole State is one of only five colleges and universities in Florida to receive a 2017 HEED Award.

Seminole State College of Florida is one of only five Florida colleges and universities honored with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the fourth consecutive year that Seminole State has been named as a HEED Award recipient. Only 80 colleges and universities nationwide were selected for the award.

The national award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

“This honor recognizes the faculty members, who dedicate themselves to students, and the staff members who support so many areas of students’ lives to help them achieve their goals,” says Janet Balanoff, the College’s associate vice president for equity and diversity/Title IX coordinator. “Diversity and inclusion are natural extensions of Seminole State’s mission and vision. I look forward to expansion and refinement of programs in these areas.”

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected Seminole State based on its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the ability to embrace a broad definition of campus diversity that encompasses gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, first-generation college students and those who speak English as a second language.

Here are just a few highlights of the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

  • Earning state and local honors for diversity, including a nomination for 2017 Corporate Procurement Group of the Year award, a 2017 Advancing Diversity award finalist presented to the College by the American Association of Community Colleges and a 2017 inclusion in national research brief recognizing the top 11 colleges and universities for representing and paying female and minority administrators equitably for more than a decade. 
  • Recognizing student clubs and organizations that serve underrepresented groups.  
  • Reviewing and updating College policies and procedures to support diversity and inclusion.
  • Continuing diversity workshops and support for programs that assist underserved populations, including the Minority Male Initiative and the First Generation Freshmen Program.

Seminole State maintains its status as an official Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation noting that Hispanic students constitute at least 25 percent of the College’s enrollment, and as a Military Friendly School. Seminole State serves about 1,000 veterans and their dependents each year.

Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida State University, University of Central Florida and University of North Florida were the other Florida institutions recognized.

For more information about the 2017 HEED Award, visit www.insightintodiversity.com

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