Initiatives


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads the university’s effort to become more inclusive and diverse through a number of initiatives: education and training; engaging events; annual celebrations such as October’s tradition of “Diversity Week” and March’s Women’s History Month; support of our Central Florida community activists; campaigns to promote Respect, cultural competency and professional development for students, staff and faculty; and research into inclusion topics.

Hispanic/Latinx Initiatives

As of Fall 2016, 25% of the UCF student body identifies as Hispanic/Latino, placing UCF on the cusp of federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (DHSI) assists higher education institutions in planning, developing and carrying out programs to improve and expand the institutions’ capacity to serve Hispanic students and other low-income students.

 

UCF has hired Dr. Cyndia Muniz as Assistant Director of ODI to lead this initiative. The UCF HSI Task Force is comprised of faculty, staff and students supporting our efforts to excel in our service to this community as a leader in higher education support of Hispanic/Latinx students, staff and faculty.

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UCF Diversity Week

UCF Diversity Week is a celebration of our diverse community and an opportunity to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The Week typically is celebrated every October and starts with the Dr. Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast.

 

Every campus community member is encouraged to contribute to UCF’s celebration of our Diversity…Get Engaged!

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Women's History Month

The UCF community of faculty, students, and staff are joining together to celebrate women’s history month and to highlight women’s achievements and challenges to gender equity. Join the celebration by attending events…Compete for the Poster of the month and see your work all over campus.

 

Events include International Women’s Day, Equal Pay Day and Month of the Woman student events.

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"Be You" Storytelling Project

Our community members’ stories can bridge the gap of myth and misunderstanding that seem to separate us, by revealing our shared humanity and highlighting the unique path we take toward self-realization.

 

Add your story to the Project…Attend Faculty Storytelling events.

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