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Hillel Inclusion Week

April 9, 2018
April 9th to April 13th #UCFInclusionWeek This week is about spreading awareness on in inclusion for people with disabilities. The week will be filled with events to promote inclusion at UCF, as well as education on accessibility and advocacy. Events: Social Media Day [April 9th] – #UCFinclusionWeek a day to spread the message of inclusion…

Acculturation: Colonialization/Migration

March 2, 2018
Re-scheduled — Join Dr. Cristalis Capielo of Arizona State – April 2, 2018 – 3-4:30 p.m. in Global UCF Room 101 AB. Dr. Capielo will provide a brief overview of the history of colonialization and migration between the island of Puerto Rico and the United States, while highlighting their unique acculturation experience. The psychological effects of…

Moments of Calmness Teach Us the Most About Love, Kindness

February 21, 2018
“A few weeks ago I was sitting outside a classroom in UCF’s Teaching Academy, waiting for a group to finish a session. It was around 6 p.m., and I had arrived early with the hope of relaxing for a few minutes before leading a workshop. As an educator on topics associated with diversity and inclusion,…

Event – Patrisse Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter

February 15, 2018
Join the UCF community for a transformative conversation with Patrisse Cullors, a ‘New Civil Rights Leader For The 21st Century’ as recognized by the LA Times and co-creator of the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, as she shares her story of being a powerful voice in the Black Lives Matter Movement. The audience will experience an empowering…

Honor, Support & Remember – Breast Cancer Awareness event

February 2, 2018
UCF Women’s and Gender Studies, ODI and the Hitt Library are sponsoring a crafts workshop to decorate bras in honor of victims, survivors, family and friends. February 27th – 1:30 pm to 2:45 PM…Hitt Library Room 223. Bring your own bra and materials to decorate…some basics will be available for decoration. Each bra will have…

UCF Forum – Hispanic Initiatives

January 9, 2018
Hispanic Serving Institution Forum January 31, 2018 — 9:00AM-4:00PM SU Cape Florida  Ballroom 316  Join the conversation as UCF continues to work towards creating and strengthening an inclusive HSI culture. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in sessions throughout the day. Diversity Training credit is available. HSI Forum: Student Panel (DIV369) January…

Learn about Humanism at UCF

December 18, 2017
Humanism is a positive, life-affirming non-religious worldview that focuses on an individual’s connectivity to, and impact on, others.  We see kindness and compassion as ubiquitous human potentials, and promote respect and inclusion for people of all worldviews. UCF Humanist and Secular Services offers workshops, advocacy and support. Learn More.

New Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence

December 11, 2017
We are excited to announce that S. Kent Butler, Ph.D. is joining the Faculty Excellence team in January as a Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence. Learn more about this program at UCF Faculty Fellows for Inclusive Excellence. One of the five pillars of UCF’s Institutionalization of our Collective Impact Strategic Plan is our promise to recruit,…

UCF Names New Asst Director for Hispanic Initiatives

November 27, 2017
With the consistent and rapid rise in Hispanic/Latino student enrollment and expected 2018 federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution come opportunities for UCF to excel as partners with this community and leaders in higher education for Latino/Hispanic faculty, students and staff. To facilitate those opportunities, President John C. Hitt has charged the UCF Office…