Full Sail was founded on a philosophy of inclusion, access, and supporting our students’ dreams. For 45 years, we have proudly served as an educational community comprised of an incredibly diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, who have come together to make our school one of the most unique and vibrant creative communities in the world.
In the spirit of learning and growing that has always defined Full Sail University, we commit to innovating and evolving the ways that we see, hear, and connect our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to one another. As a university, we understand the importance of celebrating, elevating, respecting, and supporting the range of voices in our community. By taking active steps to advance our institution's systems and practices with a goal of fairness and empowerment, we can further ensure that Full Sail's future is not just one of continued success, but also one that is inclusive and representative.
Diversity Programs & Initiatives
The Full Sail community is constantly working together on new initiatives to further support, celebrate, and elevate the range of voices in our community. Included below is a sampling of these programs:
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Continuing Education for Faculty and Staff: Each month, the Faculty Development and the Staff & Cultural Development departments work together to bring ongoing education to faculty and staff. Courses are available both live and on demand and explore concepts related to race, religion, access, ability, and identity.
Diversity Alliance: The Diversity Alliance consists of two cross-departmental employee task forces that represent departments from across the university. The Diversity Alliance listens to students and staff, makes recommendations to leadership, and supports events and programming designed to create inclusive working and learning environments.
Universal Design Committee: Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, in practice, provides opportunities to all learners to access, participate in, and progress through curriculum by reducing or removing barriers to instruction.
Voices of Full Sail: Voices of Full Sail serves as is a hub dedicated to elevating, respecting, and supporting the range of voices in the Full Sail community. Each month, Voices of Full Sail showcases staff and student stories, lending a nuanced perspective to broader concepts related to race, religion, access, ability, and identity.
Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI): WLI is an employee leadership program and alumni group that cultivates personal and professional growth in aspiring female leaders. WLI and its corresponding alumni network hosts events, speakers, and learning opportunities designed to build an active network of distributed women leaders who continually grow, develop, and learn together.
In addition to these institutional initiatives, Full Sail's student body finds representation and community in a wide range of student-run clubs, such as the International Student Society (which brings together students from the 70+ countries and cultures represented on Full Sail's campus), the Pride Club (which focuses on LGBTQ+ issues), the Black Student Union (which promotes learning and networking among Full Sail's Black student body), the Intravarsity Christian Fellowship Club (a diverse community of artists, designers, gamers, storytellers, and musicians who are inspired by Jesus to develop creative communicators), Loud Ladies (a place for women in audio to thrive and support each other), and more. These clubs and others are all part of the Student Community Association, which embraces Full Sail's diverse student community and nurtures inclusion, belonging, and equity for all students.