Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusiveness are among FIT’s strongest values; the college is committed to promoting a supportive environment for every member of our community.

Niche.com gave FIT an A grade for diversity, ranking it in the top 5 percent of most diverse colleges in the country.

FIT’s student population is


20% Hispanic

12% Asian

9% African American

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports that FIT ranks No. 1 nationally in conferring degrees in the visual arts to minority students.


countries that international students hail from


faculty, staff, and student leaders completed Safe Zone training, giving them tools to support LGBTQIA individuals. One hundred percent of FIT’s Public Safety staff is Safe Zone-trained.

Educational Opportunity Program

FIT’s EOP, which helps New York students from disadvantaged backgrounds earn their degrees, is No. 1 in student retention (98 percent) among the 14 participating SUNY community colleges.

FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination in its programs, activities, and employment, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the affirmative action officer/Title IX coordinator, (212) 217-3360, [email protected].

Clery Statement

The safety and well-being of FIT’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of paramount importance. Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, FIT publishes an annual report containing crime statistics and statements of security policy, accessible online at fitnyc.edu/safety/statistics. A printed copy of the report will be provided upon request by calling the Department of Public Safety at (212) 217-4999.