The Diversity and Inclusion Institute is an executive project within the Student Government Association at Florida State University. The mission of this program is to provide a space for Florida State University students to fully understand the range of diversity and multiculturalism, including but not limited to ability, socio-economic, age, rural/urban, veterans, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, gender identity & expression, religion, and faith structures through workshops that are focused on awareness, discussion and collaborative learning activities. Through the 8-week program held in the Spring Semester, participants are challenged to gain knowledge about how to support fellow students with various identities to create a more united campus. Weekly 2-hour workshops ensure that this vision can be met
The program workshops have two major components:
Agency Presentations: All identity-based SGA Agencies are given the platform to present the issues most salient to those sharing that identity. This is an opportunity to educate students about the history and issues faced by those agencies and empower others to offer support.
Identity and Leadership Development: Development of the participants' understanding of their identity and leadership capabilities is enacted through weekly activities and dialogue.