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University takes measures to prepare for Richard Spencer event

By on October 9, 2017

Keeping the safety and security of the university’s faculty, staff in students foremost in mind, the University of Florida has allowed the National Policy Institute to rent the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for a speaking event with the institute’s president, white nationalist Richard Spencer.

UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives’ new name designed to honor students and their culture

By on September 7, 2017

On Aug. 1, the former UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs changed its name to the UF Office of Diversity Initiatives in an effort to remove the oppressive language, false perceptions, and negative interpretations that the word “minority” can bring.

New online training explores multicultural identities and allyship

By on June 7, 2017

UF’s Counseling and Wellness Center recently released an online training aimed at expanding understanding of multicultural identities and how to act as an ally for traditionally underrepresented or oppressed groups.

UF inclusion and engagement best practices, resources now available online

By on May 3, 2017

In an effort to better highlight the University of Florida’s best practices as well as resources relating to inclusion and engagement, the Office of the President’s website now features a new section dedicated to providing news and information on how UF faculty and staff can work together to shape a better UF.

Additional UF Faculty and Staff Climate Initiative action items announced

By on April 6, 2017

In February, the UF Faculty and Staff Climate Survey Working Group announced three areas on which it would focus to begin to address responses to the Fall 2015 Faculty-Staff Climate Survey and subsequent discussions held throughout 2016. The action items fell under the categories of Inclusiveness, Professional Advancement and Respect. This spring, a second wave of action items are being introduced to address issues of work-life integration and to provide the university community with examples of best practices to create a more inclusive environment.

UF expands lactation room offerings for nursing mothers

By on April 5, 2017

In an effort to better accommodate nursing mothers at UF, the university is expanding its current offering of lactation rooms around campus by adding three new facilities. The new rooms are in the Marston Science Library, the Reitz Union and

UF Professor’s exploration of racist and anti-racist ideas wins National Book Award

By on April 5, 2017

His self-effacing laugh makes it clear that he has accepted his recent accolades with grace, but the professor of African-American history’s most recent book has catapulted him to new levels of notoriety in academia and beyond. The book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction, became a New York Times bestseller, and was called the most ambitious book of 2016 by the Washington Post.

UF to welcome UCLA diversity and inclusion expert Mitchell Chang on March 23

By on March 1, 2017

Building on the awareness about diversity and inclusion generated at events held earlier this year — including the Provost’s Symposium on implicit bias in January and the Council on Diversity’s day of events featuring Professor Rumay Alexander of UNC-Chapel Hill in February — UF will host Professor Mitchell Chang of UCLA as a third speaker on the topics in March.

Faculty and Staff Climate Initiative announces action items, introduces data tool

By on February 1, 2017

Over the summer and fall of 2016, the University of Florida held a series of town halls and forums designed to gather reactions to the results of UF’s Faculty and Staff Climate Survey as well as to begin to identify action items and next steps.

Ron Anderson: Expanding UF ombuds program to include staff

By on February 1, 2017

It didn’t take Ron Anderson long after graduating from college to discover that the world of private industry might not be his oyster. Anderson returned to his alma mater, UF, in 1994, and worked his way through the ranks, eventually eventually serving as the UF Ombuds.

President’s Council on Diversity to host UNC chief diversity officer

By on February 1, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 3, Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, will share her insights on leadership and advocacy for diversity and inclusive excellence in academia in a talk entitled “Inclusion, Legitimacy, Equity…They All Matter!”

UF President’s Council on Diversity to host UNC chief diversity officer in February

By on January 11, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 3, Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, will share her insights on leadership and advocacy for diversity and inclusive excellence in academia in a talk entitled “Inclusion, Legitimacy, Equity…They All Matter!”

GatorWell launches second phase of Sexual Consent Health Communications Campaign

By on November 2, 2016

The campaign focuses on the topic of consent with the purpose of reducing the incidence of sexual assault among our UF students.

Your Voice. Your UF. Your Ideas.

By on October 6, 2016

Join the conversation in-person or online to share your ideas.

GatorWell Health Promotion Services launches Sexual Consent Health Communication campaign

By on October 6, 2016

Faculty and staff are encouraged to share images and information with students.

Preeminence through people

By on September 6, 2016

If you were away from campus for any length of time this summer, you may have returned to a different landscape than the one you left. There are a lot of changes on campus and in our community, and as Chimay Anumba,

Your Voice. Your UF. Your Ideas.

By on September 6, 2016

Your voice and your ideas can help encourage an inclusive climate that allows all of us to do our best work and together shape a better UF. Throughout September and October, faculty and staff are invited to join the conversation about

Is your UF online content accessible?

By on September 6, 2016

Do you create Word docs and PDFs that end up online? You may think of ADA and accessibility laws as relating to only physical spaces—ensuring that those who utilize devices for mobility can access buildings. But federal ADA compliance covers much more, including the ability to read all online documentation needed for university success.

Eleventh Annual Equity & Diversity Conference to be held Nov. 3

By on August 2, 2016

The 11th annual Equity & Diversity Conference will begin addressing some relevant issues identified in the recent Campus Climate Survey including: intimidation and bullying, recognizing unconscious biases, and how to have open discussions about differences.

Discussions of climate survey results to continue in August

By on July 6, 2016

On June 14, the University of Florida released the results of the Faculty and Staff Climate Survey conducted in the fall of 2015. Town hall meetings led by Sue Rankin of Rankin & Associates, the consulting firm engaged to coordinate the survey, were held to discuss high-level summaries of the findings from a university-wide perspective. A report of the findings may also now be found on the survey website.