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In addition to Faculty, GTA, and New Employee Orientations, the Office of Diversity Education and Training provides a variety of consultations and presentations as a service to the UCF Community.

Consultations: A consultation is an individual or group meeting to assist in planning diversity-related programs and events, incorporating diversity into grant proposals, infusing the curriculum with diversity content and pedagogy in both new and existing courses, or discussing a diversity issue or incident. Depending upon the circumstances, consultations may occur face-to-face, by e-mail, or by telephone.

Presentations: The Chief Diversity Officer of the Office of Diversity Education and Training, and members of the training staff are available to make presentations to classes, departments, organizations, and student groups. We also facilitate sessions at team retreats. Our presentations cover a variety of diversity topics, and, if time, personnel, and resources allow, we will tailor specific presentations to meet your unique needs.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation or a presentation with any of the members of our training staff, please feel free to contact us.

CREAR Futuros, which means “To Create Futures” in Spanish, is a peer-mentor based initiative designed to improve Latino student success at UCF. CREAR (College REadiness, Achievement and Retention) Freshmen/Sophomores will be paired with knowledgeable and highly trained upper-classman UCF Peer-Mentors that will introduce them to campus resources and offer insight on how to make the most out of their UCF experience.
Read the CREAR Futuros Brochure

Apply here: by Friday, September 17, 2021.

Questions? Email

Learn more about CREAR Futuros:

The Office of Diversity Education and Training has reinstated the Diversity Action Grants program to assist organizations and units in sponsoring diversity speakers, programs, and activities in support of the UCF goal “to become more inclusive and diverse.” A limited number of grants will be awarded. Grants will not exceed $250 and are limited to one per organization per academic year.

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The University of Central Florida’s Office of Diversity Education and Training presents an award to a student, faculty or staff member, and community partner each year at the Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast. The deserving award recipients exhibit an extensive commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts at the University of Central Florida.

Student Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award

Award Details 
Nomination Form

Faculty/Staff Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award

Award Details 
Nomination Form

Community Partner Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award

Award Details 
Nomination Form

Dr. Cyndia M. Muñiz, Director of HSI Culture and Partnerships, is the official signatory for Hispanic/Minority Serving Institution Certification Forms and Verification Letters.

As of March 1, 2019, investigators applying for sponsored projects are required to submit HSI/MSI certification/verification requests to at least five (5) business days prior to when they are due to the Office of Research.

When requesting a signature on a certification form or an eligibility verification letter, please submit:

  • the Request for Funding Proposals (RFP) (referencing the page numbers where eligibility requirements and definitions can be found); and
  • a signed Serving Statement (below).

View the Serving Statement PDF

Contact for any questions

The UCF Office of Diversity Education and Training (ODET) offers the Inclusion Champion program to provide colleges, divisions, and departments with training and education designed to explore foundational concepts in diversity and inclusion. Participants will gain a common body of knowledge and skills to contribute to an inclusive learning and professional environment at UCF.

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LEP provides opportunities for selected faculty and staff to gain career-enhancing skills and experiences in today’s changing educational environment

The program engages scholars in an exploration of leadership principles and strategies, professional skills, and higher education issues through self-reflection, mentorship, engagement with dozens of guest speakers, and project development.

See Sample LEP Projects

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Contact us by phone or email:
Call: (407) 823-6479

The LEGACY Leadership and Mentoring Program supports the retention and success of first-year Black/African American students, but it is open to all racial/ethnic backgrounds. The program helps students develop skills and achieve goals related to their academic, professional, and personal lives through mentoring, leadership development, and networking opportunities

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Scholar Application

Mentor Application

Please contact Flore Septimus or with any questions you may have.

SEED is an international project founded by Dr. Peggy McIntosh, formerly of Wellesley College Centers for Women, over 30 years ago. It promotes change through self-reflection and interpersonal dialogue and builds capacity for more equitable curriculum, campuses, workplaces, and communities.

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If you have any questions, please contact Kavita Sawh at for more information.