Campus of Difference Training for Students and Faculty/Staff

The A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE program is an anti-bias diversity training program which helps participants increase their self-awareness and learn to appreciate diversity on campus. The training sessions are designed to enhance and build a stronger united university community where diversity is recognized and respected. Participants will explore their personal and cultural identities, examine and challenge bias, prejudice, and discrimination. 

Faculty and Staff will need to register on-line by clicking here

Students will need to register on-line by clicking here

Nov. 15, 2013 - Boca Raton Campus 
Jan. 24, 2014 - Boca Raton Campus
February 21, 2014 - Boca Raton Campus
March 21, 2014 - Jupiter Campus
April 11, 2014 - Boca Raton Campus

OwlSTOCK: A Culture of Peace and Civility on the Campus - January 2014 (Jupiter Campus)

SG is in discussion regarding the planning of a large campus-wide event in the hopes of involving more of our commuter students and continuing the discussion of civility to the campus. While only in the preliminary planning stages, there is discussion of the event: 1) taking place on the weekend, 2) 4 bands, 3) literary/poetry reading, 4) civility discussion, 5) food.

Book: Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct (P.M. Forni)

Dates: Mondays: Sept. 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4 , 18
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Queen Palm, Student Union
Staff Member: Alicia Keating Polson

Description: Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In his book Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include: Think Twice Before Asking Favors, Give Constructive Criticism, Refrain from Idle Complaints, Respect Others' Opinions, Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame.

Events & Programs


Spirit of Giving Holiday Gift Drive
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: WCCES
Nov. - Dec.
Location: Boca Raton Campus

FAU students, faculty and staff can select a gift wish ornament to donate a gift for the holidays to a local child in need.

Spirit of Giving Holiday Party
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI
Friday, Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Housing Lawn, Boca Raton Campus

Students can join SAVI in hosting a Holiday Party for local, underserved children receiving the gift wishes from the Holiday Gift Drive. Games, bounces houses, and other fun activities for the children will be available at this annual giving back event.

A Historical Perspective of Civility
Nov. 20, 2013
Jupiter Campus

Florida Immersion Trip
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: Campus Recreation
Friday, Nov. 15 - Sunday, Nov. 17
Location: Florida Everglades

Over the course of 3 days, students will have the opportunity to focus on the environmental issues surrounding Everglades National Park, including the social, economic and political influences on the Everglades’ delicate and vital ecosystem.

High Tea with Dr. Chaplin – Etiquette and Civility Values
Nov. 13, 2013
Jupiter Campus

SAVI Service Saturday Playground Build for SOS Children’s Villages Florida
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI
Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: SOS Children’s Villages

Students will build a playground for children of a local foster care neighborhood.

SAVI Playground Build Service Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 9: 8 a.m.
Location: SOS Children’s Village

Build a playground for children of a local foster care neighborhood.

Florida Immersion Trip
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SIL
Friday, Nov. 8 - Sunday, Nov. 10
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

This weekend long trip will expose students to the issue of affordable and transitional housing through service work with Habitat for Humanity and a local transitional housing facility.

Making Waves-CAPS Open House
Counseling & Psychological Services

Thursday, Nov.  7, 2013, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:  Building 8, room 229

CAPS is hosting its 2013 Beach-Themed Open House with free food, raffles, prizes, giveaways, and lots of fun.  Participate by: “Making your Waves, Sending a Message in a Bottle, and Playing for Good.”  Open to all FAU students and staff.

Drumming Together for Mental Health
Counseling & Psychological Services

Nov. 4, 2013, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Traditions Plaza

FAU students and staff come together during this drumming circle and play the drums for mental health awareness. No experience necessary.

Students will engage in various topics relating to civility
Nov. 1, 2013
Location: LDR 2010/Wk. 8
Jupiter Campus

Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.
Location: SO Rotunda, Boca Raton Campus

Brief description of program (1-2 sentences only): Teams of students will race against the clock in this canned food sculpture competition. All non-perishable items donated to a local food pantry.

FAU Day of Service
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI and WCCES
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Various Sites in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Annual event to kickoff homecoming week with service projects at five community sites:  Homeless Coalition of PBC; Quantum House; PBC Food Bank; Equine Assisted Therapies; YMCA of South PBC.

FAU Day of Service (University Wide)
Saturday, Oct. 26: 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Join in FAU’s Traditional Day of Service to kick off Homecoming Week!

Ethics Debate – ResFest
October 17 from 6 - 10 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion C & D

Teams representing each residence hall will debate a sports related ethical dilemma.


FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast Boca Raton Campus Danie Beach Campus Davie Campus Fort Lauderdale Campus Harbor Branch Campus Jupiter Campus Treasure Campus
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