The Florida State University General Bulletin
Registration Guide Spring 2005
The Florida State University Registration Guide, an edition of the General Bulletin, is published thrice yearly by the University Registrar's Office of Academic Publications.
Tim Martin, University Registrar
Kimberly A. Barber, Associate Registrar
Matthew J. Keelean, Coordinator of Curriculum Publications
Christopher Klotschkow, Coordinator of Curriculum Publications
Erika McVoy, Coordinator of Curriculum Publications
Rosalyn Davis, Coordinator of Space and Analysis
Alan Lahtinen, Director of Academic Multimedia
Nicholas Hardeman, Sarah Hopkins and Lauren Shows, Technical Assistants
Daniel Batista, Graphic Artist
This Registration Guide is available online at http://registrar.fsu.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement. The Florida State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran's or marital status, or any other protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and University laws, regulations, orders and rules. The University's standards of civility and collegiality recognize the dignity and value that each person contributes. In pursuing its mission of excellence as a comprehensive, graduate-research university with a liberal arts base, it is the policy of The Florida State University to create and maintain a harmonious, high performing work and educational environment. It is management's intent for the work environment to be conducive to the betterment of the University. The Florida State University realizes that there is an advantage in incorporating diversity from all realms: cultural, positional and social, among others. Further, it is the aim of the University in all lawful ways to carry forward its stance by: ensuring accessibility of programs, services and activities to all users; implementing policies and procedures that ensure opportunities are available equitably to all; building multidimensional, diversified workforce reflective of their availability; fostering leadership and direction that guarantees an accountable, highly participatory, effective institution of higher learning at all levels; and communicating the same to all in various formats as applicable. To facilitate or otherwise ensure University-wide access and compliance in the areas of equal opportunity, equity and affirmative action, the University President has appointed a Director of Diversity Enhancement and Compliance, Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez, within Human Resources. This person shall foster diversity and inclusion of University-wide education programs and employment activities through collaboration with the Office of Dean of the Faculties and all other divisions and departments. Further, Human Resources and the Office of Dean of the Faculties serve the University in helping to create an ideal educational environment that encompasses fairness, respect and trust that is free from mistreatment, discrimination and harassment. Questions, complaints, issues and concerns regarding the above may be directed to your manager or supervisor, or Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez, Director, Office of Diversity Enhancement and Compliance at (850) 644-8082.
Persons with Disabilities. The Florida State University adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) in prohibiting discrimination against any qualified person with a disability. Any student with a disability may voluntarily self-report the nature of the disability and identify needed accommodations to the Student Disability Resource Center, 108 Student Services Building. For employment matters and reasonable accommodations, the Florida State University's ADA Coordinator may be contacted as follows: Mr. Robert Pullen, Human Resources/Office of Diversity Enhancement and Compliance, University Center, Bldg. A, Suite 6200. The Transition Plan, related updates, and self-evaluation reports are available for review in Human Resources/Office of Diversity Enhancement and Compliance. Upon request, this publication also is available in alternative formats through Human Resources/Office of Diversity Enhancement and Compliance, (850) 644-8142, via e-mail at email@example.com or the Student Disability Resource Center, (850) 644-9566, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIV/AIDS Policy. Students, employees, and applicants for admission or employment at The Florida State University who have or who may become infected with the HIV virus will not be excluded from enrollment or employment or restricted in their normal responsibilities and access to University services or facilities due to their HIV/AIDS status, unless individual medically-based judgments establish that exclusion or restriction is necessary for the welfare of the individual or of other members of the University community. That is, the University will not discriminate against otherwise qualified HIV-infected applicants, students, or employees. The Florida State University Committee on HIV/AIDS is responsible for monitoring developments with regard to HIV/AIDS, acting upon and administering the policies of the State of Florida, Division of Colleges and Universities and the University concerning HIV/AIDS and coordinating the University's efforts in educating the University community on the nature and prevention of the disease. In addition, The Florida State University Committee on HIV/AIDS meets as needed to consider special problems related to HIV/AIDS which require University action. The University will be guided in its implementation of this policy by current authoritative medical information, applicable federal and state law, the State of Florida, Division of Colleges and Universities' HIV/AIDS Policy, and the guidelines suggested by the Centers for Disease Control, the Public Health Service, the American College Health Association, and the Florida Department of Health. The Florida State University has designated HIV/AIDS counselors who are available to the University community. These counselors are: Celeste Paquette, M.D., Medical Director, Thagard Student Health Center, (850) 644-2026; and James Hennessey, Ph.D., Student Counseling, 644-2003. Anonymous HIV testing is available for students and staff at Thagard Student Health Center. Any interested individuals should call 644-0579 to schedule an appointment.
Statement of Publication: This Registration Guide, an edition of the General Bulletin, is published in October to provide policy information specific to Spring Term 2005 for students, faculty and staff of The Florida State University. The Florida State University General Bulletin is published four times a year in October, March, April and August by the Office of University Registrar, Tallahassee, Fl. The General Bulletin is authorized to mail at Periodicals Postage Rates (USPS009245) at Tallahassee, Fl.
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