Student Life & Support → Diversity Programs

A focus on diversity 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. Therefore diversity among students, faculty and staff is a key, integral factor in graduate education at the University of Florida.

UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs

The Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is a function of the Graduate School dedicated to recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority graduate students. This includes increasing the number of UF graduate students who are ethnic/cultural minorities, underrepresented in their field of study, low-income or first-generation college students, as well as advancing and promoting professional development for all graduate students at the University of Florida. OGMP strives to provide currently enrolled graduate students with programs and services to assist and support the pursuit of a successful graduate education. The programs in OGMP are designed to help students acclimate and assimilate into the University of Florida’s Graduate School. It can provide students with social, informational, referral, and in some cases, financial support. OGMP maintains partnerships with administrative offices, academic units, research centers, student services, and organizations across campus to help students with the graduate experience.

Our mission is two-fold:

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

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/SFC Development Project
Dissertation Completion Funding

For more information, please contact OGMP by e-mailing

Other UF Diversity Initiatives

UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs promotes an inclusive campus community by creating environments in which students learn about themselves and diverse others, engage in meaningful inter- and intra-cultural dialogue, and enhance their leadership and commitment to social justice. For more information, please click on this link::

UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
Diversity at the University of Florida: Institutional Equity & Diversity

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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