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Mission Statement

The Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of West Florida supports a culture of inclusive excellence on campus and in our greater community by providing educational and personal support through sustainable programming, training opportunities and awareness initiatives.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will help lead and coordinate a range of initiatives and programs that aim to increase diversity, ensure equity, promote inclusion, and advance outreach and engagement across the institution. Our programs aim to strengthen the sense of belonging and cultivate community building centered on marginalized identities and narratives. 


The mission of the Office of Equity and Inclusion is to advance UWF’s mission, vision, and priorities through educating, advocating, engaging and empowering the UWF and greater communities by cultivating partnerships and resources to create and sustain an environment that is inclusive, equitable and diverse.


We strive to be a place that honors the uniqueness and resilience of each individual while working to create transformative experiences where all members are valued, respected and supported personally and professionally.


  • We value equity, inclusion, and respect for all visitors and members of the UWF community.
  • We believe that our differences make our community stronger and recognize the value of learning from each other.
  • We acknowledge that words and actions matter, and the absence of action and words also matters.
  • We support the right to free speech and the civil exchange of ideas and opinions.
  • We recognize that all are accountable for and play a crucial role in fostering a positive campus culture where all have dignity and the ability to achieve excellence.