UF Multicultural & Diversity Affairs promotes an inclusive campus community by creating environments in which students learn about themselves and diverse others, engage in meaningful intercultural dialogue, and enhance their leadership and commitment to social justice. UF Multicultural & Diversity Affairs also offers support through the following areas:
Student, faculty and staff diversity is a key, integral factor in graduate education at the University of Florida. The UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives, along with other agencies on campus, exists to nurture, enhance and expand it, fostering an equitable, hospitable and inclusive educational environment where people of all backgrounds, ages and life experiences can achieve their personal and professional best through higher learning, teaching and research.
The University of Florida is home to a wide variety of student, faculty and professional organizations reflecting the racial, ethnic, religious, cultural and gender diversity of the campus community. You can find information on groups, programs, professional networks and extracurricular activities that might interest you by exploring these two websites:
UF strives to provide quality services to students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities, to educate them about their legal rights and responsibilities so that they can make informed decisions, and to foster a sense of empowerment so that they can engage in critical thinking and self-determination. To learn more, visit UF Disabilities Resources.
Every year the University of Florida hosts some 3,500 international students on its beautiful campus. International Student Services office at UF's International Center is committed to ensuring the integration of international students and families into the life of the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville. The staff at UFIC/International Student Services is here to assist you with making a smooth transition to American culture and student life at the university.