Diversity Week 2018: A New Day Dawns
UCF Inclusive Excellence
October 15-19, 2018
More information soon.
Donate to the Dr. Valarie Greene King Memorial Fund supporting the Leadership Empowerment Program.
2018 Diversity Week Student Poster Contest
The winning posters reflect a campus that values diversity and inclusion and successfully represents our theme through the power of visual art.
2017 winner Alicia Munroe, senior, Emerging Media – Web DesignEnter the competition - Rules Here.
Diversity Week Calendar
Come back in September
2018 Diversity and Inclusion Impact Awards
The University of Central Florida Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents an award to one student, faculty/staff and community member each year at the Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast. The deserving party may be nominated by a UCF community member and will be selected by a campus awards committee. Overall contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion at UCF will be considered.
2017: Transform and Inspire Inclusion
25 Years of UCF Diversity Week
October 16 – 20, 2017
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.
2016: Empowering Diverse Voices in Our Democracy
October 17- 21, 2016
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. It’s a national election year, and the UCF Diversity Week will seek to engage our campus community on the impact of political debate and government structure on diverse individuals and groups. Our theme, “Empowering Diverse Voices in Our Democracy,” emphasizes that we all must contribute to making our society fair and just.
Diversity Week Poster Gallery
2016 Diversity Week Poster Design
2015 Diversity Week Poster Design
Shazia Yusufali, UCF Senior
Browse through the images of the Diversity Week Posters over the years:
2015: RESPECT UCF
Engaging, Exploring and Advancing an Inclusive Culture
October 12 – 16
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the Diversity Breakfast on October 12, thanks to you the UCF Knights Pantry was stocked with 825 lbs. of food. Thank you to all of you who shared an event during the week, we look forward to collaborating with all of you soon. And to our friends at the UCF Regional Campuses, for their amazing work in capturing the Diversity Breakfast on Adobe Connect so we can continue to share with everyone via the magic of the internet.
2015 Diversity Breakfast Keynote Speaker
For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television.
Throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage and in the educational realm. The author of multiple books, she will release two new ones in Fall 2015, her memoir, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx (Scholastic), and Miracle of 133rd Street (Simon & Schuster). Her awards include: 15 Emmys as part of the Sesame Street writing team; the 2013 Pura Belpré Award; the 2003 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award; and the 2003 Hispanic Heritage Award for Education.
Her favorite speaking topics are Latinos and the Civil Rights Movement; from the South Bronx to Sesame Street (A Puerto Rican Story); writing for children; and children and television.
Learn more about Sonia Manzano by visiting her website, SoniaManzano.com.
For Diversity Breakfast reservations and detailed Diversity Week information, please contact Katie.Pomp@ucf.edu or (407) 823-6740.