Student Life & Support → Diversity Programs

Diversity among students, faculty and staff is a key, integral factor in graduate education at the University of Florida, for an equitable, hospitable and inclusive educational environment where people of all backgrounds, ages and life experiences is one that enriches all and enhances the breadth and depth of higher learning, teaching and research.

UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs

Within the UF Graduate School, the UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs spearheads and coordinates special programs and events that aim to recruit and mentor graduate students in minority and underrepresented demographics. It has a twofold mission:

1. Increasing the number of graduate students from underrepresented ethnic or racial groups: African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native Alaskans (Aleuts and Eskimos), Native Americans and Native Pacific Islanders.

2. Providing prospective and enrolled graduate students in underrepresented demographic groups with material aid and mentoring to help them successfully pursue a graduate school education.

OGMP accomplishes this mission through a number of programs. Please click on these links to learn more about them:

Campus Visitation Program
Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award
FAMU Feeder Program
Florida BOE Summer Fellowships
GEM Fellowship Program
HBCU-UF Pathway Project
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
McNair Graduate Assistantship Program
Professional Development Workshops
Supplemental Scholarships
UF/SFCC Development Project
Dissertation Completion Funding

For more information, please contact OGMP by e-mailing

Other UF Diversity Initiatives

On campus, UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs offers programs, services and events that aim to make everyone — regardless of their background, life experience or physical ability — feel welcome at UF and make the most of its manifold educational opportunities. For more information, please click on this link:

UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
Diversity at the University of Florida: Equal Employment Opportunity Office

Documenting Diversity at UF

The UF campus community’s diversity — in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender, physical ability, age and life experience — not only reflects the multicultural makeup of America, but enhances the educational process by facilitating human enrichment through cross-cultural, cross-generational and international contact. To learn more about UF’s efforts to maintain and expand its diversity through recruitment and retention of students, faculty members and researchers from minority and underrepresented demographic groups, explore the UF Office of Institutional Research’s online resources by clicking on this link:

UF Office of Institutional Research Minority Facts Webpage




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