Diversity Week 2019
UCF: Empowering Equity
October 14-18, 2019
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.
2019 marks the 27th UCF Diversity Week. This year’s theme, UCF: Empowering Equity highlights that equity should be our ultimate goal for our students, faculty and staff. Equity goes beyond equality and is an essential element of our mission. An equitable campus recognizes that our diverse identities and life experiences require unique paths to equality.
Donate to the Dr. Valarie Greene King Memorial Fund supporting the Leadership Empowerment Program.
Tickets for the Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast on October 14th can be purchased through Katie Pomp in ODI.
Previous Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast events:
Inclusion Champions Present...
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites individuals who have earned their Inclusion Champion Certification to be an integral part of Diversity Week by presenting workshops on topics related to the Inclusion Champion Framework Categories.
These categories include:
- Diversity Awareness and Appreciation
- Diversity in Academics
- Diversity Leadership
- Prejudice Reduction
- Social Justice
The workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 17th from 9:00am to 5:00pm and will be open to all faculty, staff, and students. The workshops will have an audience of between 15 and 50 participants.
Submissions have closed for the 2018 Diversity Week.
2019 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.
First place is $500.
2019 First Place Design
Rebecca Petersen, UCF Alumni
Submissions are open for the 2020 Diversity Week.
Diversity Week Event and Room Request
If you would like submit an event for Diversity Week, please complete the Diversity Week Program Information and Room Request Form.
Please note that you can also request to book a reservation through our Student Union block if you need a space for your event.
The 2019 Diversity Week Calendar is open for additions.Click here to view the entire calendar!
2019 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.
Nominations are open for the 2019 Impact Awards.
Congratulations to the 2018 winners:
Community Partner Award – Hispanic Federation, Inc.
Faculty/Staff Award – Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza
Student Award – Jessica Thompson
To see descriptions and posters from previous Diversity Weeks, visit the Diversity Week Archive page.