Diversity Week 2020
UCF: Stronger Together: Unified! Connected! Family!
October 19-23, 2020
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.
2020 marks the 28th UCF Diversity Week. This year’s theme, Stronger Together: Unified! Connected! Family! highlights the great words proffered by Martin Luther King. That “an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” As a university community we find our strength in each other; especially when we recognize that open and honest communication along with the building of long-lasting relationships lead us to experience our greatest achievements. We do not have the liberty or luxury of ignoring the difficult questions that society places before us. We must deliberately sit down together at the table and ensure that every voice is heard and respected while we address these challenging queries. For as Woodrow T. Wilson said “we cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end.” It is important that we also recognize that when we embrace our diversity and embark upon social justice advocacy we open the door to a world of infinite possibilities and together “if everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.” -Askhari Johnson Hodari. We become ONE and are the undeniable orchestrators of the change we want and need to see in the world!
Donate to the Dr. Valarie Greene King Memorial Fund supporting the Leadership Empowerment Program.
Previous Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast events:
*Due to COVID-19 ODI was unable to hold a Dr. Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast. However we made a few tweaks and we were able to hold the Award Ceremony as part of the Kickoff and Keynote.*
2020 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.
2020 First Place Design
Charles Tobin, UCF Student (Graphic Design)
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
2020 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. However, this year due to COVID-19 we had to change things up a bit and our award recipients was announced during the 2020 Diversity Week Kickoff. The deserving party is nominated by a UCF community member and selected by a campus awards committee. Overall contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion at UCF will be considered.
Congratulations to the
Dr. Valarie Greene King Career Inclusion Impact Award
Ms. Chantel Carter
Faculty/Staff Diversity Impact Award
Dr. Germayne Graham
Student Diversity Impact Award
Community Partner Diversity Impact Award
Nominations are CLOSED for Impact Awards.
Diversity Week Event and Room Request - CLOSED
If you would like submit an event for Diversity Week, please complete the Diversity Week Program Information and Room Request Form.
To see descriptions and posters from previous Diversity Weeks, visit the Diversity Week Archive page.