Diversity Week

Diversity Week 2018

A New Day Dawns: UCF Inclusive Excellence

October 15-19, 2018

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.


2018 marks the 26th UCF Diversity Week. This year’s theme, “A New Day Dawns” signals the important changes coming to our campus with a new President, as well as the opportunities those changes bring. We are close to federal designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution. We live in a changing Central Florida community and a country debating fair treatment of all members of our society. We have built a foundation of excellence in higher education diversity and inclusion – how will we bring greater transformation and impactful action to our efforts?


Donate to the Dr. Valarie Greene King Memorial Fund supporting the Leadership Empowerment Program.


See the 2018 Diversity Breakfast presentation here.


Previous Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast events:

Diversity Breakfast 2009

Diversity Breakfast 2010

Diversity Breakfast 2011

Diversity Breakfast 2012

Diversity Breakfast 2013

Diversity Breakfast 2015

Diversity Breakfast 2018






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
  • Multiculturalism
  • 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.

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.

2018 First Place Design

Hillary Lamountain, UCF Alumni


Submissions have closed for the 2018 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 2018 Diversity Week Calendar has been finalized. 

Click here to view the entire calendar! Click here to view the entire calendar!

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.

More Information and Nomination Forms


Nominations have closed for the 2018 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.