Inclusion of Non-Discrimination Notice on Marketing Materials

Why Do I Have to Include This Information?

FSW is an equal access and equal opportunity institution and as such has a policy regarding the placement of a nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action statement. This policy and statement applies to any members of the college and includes prospective and current students, all employees, and vendors who work with the college. This statement is required to be visible by Federal law and ensures that members of the FSW community are aware of their rights and responsibility.  

Full EEO

The full EEO must be used:
  • For long pieces which are greater than 2 pages. This can be published on the inside cover, near the table of contents, final page or back cover.
  • College Catalogue
  • Student handbook
  • Faculty handbook
  • FSW Viewbook

The EEO must be legible! The full statement should be set at least 8 point font, and we suggest italicizing.

The Full EEO is: 

Florida SouthWestern State College, an equal access institution, prohibits discrimination in its employment, programs and activities based on race, sex, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veteran status. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal access or equal opportunity should be addressed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator/Equity Officer: Angela Snyder; Room N-124; 8099 College Parkway SW, Fort Myers, FL 33919; (239) 489-9051; FSW online anonymous reporting Inquiries/complaints can be filed with the Title IX Coordinator/Equity Officer online, in person, via mail, via email, or with the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Atlanta Office: 61 Forsyth St. SW Suite 19T70, Atlanta, GA 30303-8927.

Short EEO

The shortened EEO can be used:
  • For pieces that where space is limited that are 2 pages or less.
  • Event or promotional flyers

The EEO must be legible! The full statement should be set at least 8 point font, and we suggest italicizing.

The shortened EEO is:

FSW is an equal access, equal opportunity organization. More: 


The EEO statement is not necessary for the following:
  • Stationary and business cards
  • Invitations to special events (not including flyers)
  • Billboards or other large outdoor advertisements
  • On-campus signage, directional signage or monuments
  • General email correspondence
  • Course syllabi, FSW forms, e-books and college published materials and educational materials
  • Broadcast advertising (TV or Radio)
  • Digital advertising (web banner ads)
  • Event programs and speaker list