OGDI Programs

Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship

Each summer, we select a cohort of newly enrolled underrepresented Ph.D. students to participate in our six-week summer program.  BOE is designed as an orientation to graduate education and promotes acclimation to the University of Florida. The BOE Summer Fellowship also provides financial and academic support, which includes $3,500 stipend to assist with your transition to Gainesville and four-credit hours of paid, in-state tuition in your admitted department.

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Campus Visitation Program

The UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) encourages underrepresented minority students to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Florida. As part of its recruitment efforts, OGDI sponsors a two-day Campus Visitation Program (CVP) to give prospective Ph.D. students the opportunity to engage with the UF community. Acceptance is based on academic merit and upon application review, student participation is by invitation only. This process facilitates recruitment of highly qualified and motivated students.

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Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The Edward A. Bouched Graduate Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.  The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.  

For more information about the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, please click here.  

For more information regarding the programs above, please call or email the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives: Phone: 352-392-6444 or Email: ogdi@aa.ufl.edu