The mission of the Office of Equity & Diversity at the University of West Florida is to foster a climate of inclusive excellence in today’s global society. The office encourages greater understanding of self and others for students, faculty, staff and the greater community through academic and cultural programming, as well as support services. The office promotes the principles of awareness, acceptance and respect as a way of life at The University of West Florida.
The University’s efforts to embody Awareness, Acceptance and Respect manifest itself in four action-oriented ways: Get Empowered; Get Educated; Get Involved; and Get Help. These pages contain the specifics of how we are creating a climate that is inclusive for all faculty, staff and students. We know that this work is never-ending and this website will be updated as UWF matures in its efforts.
At the University of West Florida we accept, value and celebrate the unique characteristics of each member of our community as well as the commonalities we share. As an educational institution we strive for inclusive excellence and want all members of our community to feel welcome and supported.
The President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion worked with the Chief Diversity Officer to write the Uinversity’s first Diversity Plan 2014 – 2017. The plan, a living document, identifies five overarching goals that the UWF campus community will work to achieve over the course of the three-year time period.Read the UWF Diversity Plan
The Office of Equity and Diversity offers a wide variety of diversity workshops for students, faculty and staff. Workshops help create awareness and foster a positive and supportive campus community. There are opportunities for dialogue, engagement, education, cultural enrichment, and addressing key concerns about the campus climate for diversity. Workshop topics include but are not limited to social inequities; gender, sexuality and LGBTQIA identities; microaggressions; power, privilege and oppression; intercultural communication. The workshops are facilitated by staff members in the Office of Equity and Diversity or student diversity council members. To request a workshop, please use the form below.