Creating and embracing belonging

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion you belong at SPC logoThe Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) aims to provide leadership, information, consultation, coordination, and assistance to the various units within St. Petersburg College in an effort to embrace equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. EDI also ensures SPC’s compliance with policies covering discrimination, harassment, accommodations, equal opportunity and Title IX. We reach beyond the college to establish beneficial relationships with individual and institutional partners who share mutual goals and interests. The EDI office seeks to cultivate inclusiveness, mutual respect, and a sense of belonging throughout the college and the community.

  • Equity: Promoting justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems
  • Diversity: The presence of multiple identities, personal experiences, values, and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance
  • Inclusion: An outcome to ensure the thoughts, ideas, and perspectives of individuals matter and are welcomed
  • Belonging: Found in an organization that engages full potential of the individual, where innovation thrives, and views, beliefs, and values are integrated

A MESSAGE FROM DR. DEVONA F. PIERRE

A portrait of Dr. Devona Pierre

Welcome to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDI). In the EDI office, we seek to provide leadership, information, and consultation to the various units within St. Petersburg College to embrace the tenants of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Additionally, we seek to cultivate inclusiveness, mutual respect, and a sense of belonging throughout the college and the community. We personify this with one simple phrase …You Belong at SPC! 

Devona F. Pierre, Ed.D.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Devona F. Pierre
Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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Sara Sabourin
EDI Coordinator
Sabourin.Sara@SPCollege.edu
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Kimberly R. Williams
Senior Administrative Services Assistant
Williams.KimberlyR@spcollege.edu

Mission
The mission of our office is to champion institutional excellence through equity, diversity, and inclusion for our students, employees, alumni, and community partners to thrive and excel. It is our goal to cultivate inclusiveness, mutual respect, and a sense of belonging throughout the college and the community.

Vision
Our vision is to create and nurture a culture of inclusion and a sense of belonging in all aspects of the college.

Values
We value integrity, respect, equity, transparency, diversity, collaboration and inclusion.

Phone: 727-341-3261

Email Address:
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: spc-edi@spcollege.edu
Title IX: spctitleIX@spcollege.edu
Equal Access and Equal Opportunity: eaeo_director@spcollege.edu

Mailing Address:
St. Petersburg College
P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489