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Inclusion at the University of West Florida

At the University of West Florida, we define equal opportunity as non-discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. We define diversity as the various attributes we each possess based on characteristics from birth, the experience we have had, and the decisions we have made. We define inclusion as acknowledging and leveraging diversity by creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff feel accepted and valued. We celebrate the unique characteristics of each member of our community as well as the commonalities we share. As an educational institution, we recognize the considerable benefits emanating from the diverse human mosaic that is our university. It is our vision to be an intellectual and cultural center that engages our students, faculty, staff and community partners in an ongoing and dynamic process that prepares each of us to be culturally competent in an ever-changing multicultural world.


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Campus Conversations - Feeling our way through: Journey to recovery

APRIL 21, 2022 11a.m.-NOON

Join us for a virtual panel discussion about the impact social issues have on mental health and well-being.  We will discuss the importance of acknowledging mental health challenges, recognizing the signs of struggle, and strategies to cope and ways to support one another.   

Join Zoom meeting


Dr. Martha Saunders, President, University of West Florida
Dr. Gregory Tomso, Interim Vice President, Interim Chief Diversity Officer, UWF Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs
Dr. Keya Wiggins-Jackson, Assistant Professor, UWF Psychology
Reshaun Curtis, UWF Senior and Peer Educator
Adetoyosi Obikoya, UWF Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

This event is hosted by Office of Equity and Diversity, Counseling and Psychological Services

For information email 

International flags, Global Block Party, April 21, Noon-2:00pm, Cannon Greens

Global Block Party

APRIL 21, 2022  NOON - 2:00 P.M.

The Office of Equity and Diversity would like to invite you to take a trip around the world right here on campus. Student Orgs are partnering to highlight and give appreciation to all the different cultures represented here at UWF. This event is free and open to the public. Join us April 21 from Noon - 2:00p.m. on the Cannon Green to experience international food, music, performers and displays from culturally-based organizations from the UWF and Pensacola community. 

This event is sponsored in part by Global Quarter and John C. Pace Symposium.