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
- Ron Henthorn, Associate Registrar
- Kimberly A. Barber, Associate Registrar
- Matthew J. Keelean, Coordinator of Curriculum Publications
- Joseph Edwards, Senior Arts Publication Specialist
- Judy Yancey, Arts Publication Specialist
- Rosalyn Davis, Coordinator of Space and Analysis
- Alan Lahtinen, Director of Academic Multimedia
- Michael Boyle, Charles Poczik III and Jonathan Sajeski: Technical Assistants
- Gillian Canning: Graphic Artist
This Registration Guide is available online at http://registrar.fsu.edu
Equal Opportunity and Pluralism Statement: The Florida State University reaffirms its commitment to a policy of equal opportunity and pluralism, thus enhancing diversity and assuring a campus climate that values and respects the worth and dignity of all persons. The concept of pluralism, a state or condition of society in which individuals of diverse backgrounds are willing "to affirm each other's dignity; are ready to benefit from each other's experience; and are eager to acknowledge each other's contribution to common welfare and progress for all," serves as a foundation for all programs, services, and activities affecting students, faculty, staff, employees, applicants and others affiliated with the University. In pursuing its mission of excellence as a comprehensive, graduate-research university with a liberal arts base, it is the policy of the University to create and maintain a positive work and educational environment conducive to the betterment of the university and, thus, society at large, in the interest of public service and international education. The Florida State University realizes that there is advantage in incorporating diversity from all realms: cultural, positional, social, among others. Further, it is the aim of the University in all lawful ways to carry its stance by: removing barriers that restrict people from realizing their potential; implementing policies, procedures, and programs that ensure opportunities are available equitably to all; building a multidimensional, diversified workforce reflective of the community; 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 foster pluralism and maintain diversity for the mutual benefit of the University and the public, the University President has appointed a Director of Equal Opportunity and Pluralism. That administrator's key focus is to help create an ideal environment of excellence encompassing fairness, respect and trustfree from mistreatment, discrimination and harassmentby utilizing a flexible, yet, balanced approach, to optimize the aims of all stakeholders in conjunction with the University's objectives. For more information, please contact the Office of the President/Equal Opportunity and Pluralism at (850) 644-5283.
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 special assistance to the Student Disability Resource Center, 1st Floor, Kellum Hall. The Florida State University's designated ADA Coordinator may be contacted as follows: Mr. Robert Pullen, University Personnel Services. Self-evaluation reports are available for review upon request in the Office of Personnel Services. This publication is available in alternative format upon request by contacting the Student Disability Resource Center, (850) 644-9566.
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 State Board of Education's (SBOE) and the University's policies on 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 SUS 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., Associate Director, Clinical Services, Thagard Student Health Center, (850) 644-2026; and James Hennessey, Ph.D., Student Counseling, (850) 644-2003.
Statement of Publication: This Registration Guide, an edition of the General Bulletin, is published in March to provide policy information specific to Summer Term 2003 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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