DMD Student Resources

The University of Florida prides itself on its diverse and well-represented student body and embraces the differences that serve to build one Gator Nation. Through various departments, services, and programs, the University of Florida fosters an inclusive atmosphere dedicated to serve the needs of our students.

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Student Resources

Counseling & Wellness Center

Counseling & Wellness Centerserves to facilitate the total development of students by reducing psychological problems and distress and by enhancing mental health, well-being, quality of life, and optimal functioning, through the delivery of high quality, culturally sensitive services to UF students and the larger campus community. Our primary focus is on providing brief, confidential counseling aimed at helping students succeed academically and interpersonally.

Multicultural & Diversity Affairs


Multicultural & Diversity Affairsis a department within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides a wide range of services, educational opportunities, learning, support, outreach, activities and engagement for students. Multicultural & Diversity Affairs is a collective collaboration between the Black Affairs & Institute of Black Culture; Hispanic-Latinx Affairs & Institute of Hispanic-Latino Culture; LGBTQ+ Affairs; Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs; and Intercultural Engagement.


Black Affairspromotes and affirms Black culture, history, leadership, and scholarship. Black Affairs coordinates a variety of cultural, social, and educational programs focused on the Black experience at the University of Florida, in the United States, and across the Diaspora.The Institute of Black Culturefunctions as a resource for individual Black students, student organizations, the University of Florida, and the surrounding community […]

Hispanic-Latinx Affairs & Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures (La Casita)

Hispanic-Latinx Affairsadvocates on behalf of Hispanic Latina/o populations and offers support to the University of Florida and the Gainesville community through various programs, resources, and networking opportunities in order to help facilitate cultural awareness, social justice, and empowerment.The Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures or “La Casita”成立于1994年的d is the first institute of its kind in the south eastern United States, focusing on the empowerment of the Hispanic Latina/o community through Advocacy, Education, and Outreach.

LGBTQ+ Affairs

LGBTQ+ Affairsstrives to educate, advocate, and support LGBTQA people and issues at the University of Florida and in the Gainesville community. Through student-centered programming, outreach, community building and advocacy, we are committed to creating a safe and developmentally supportive and affirming campus-community for students, staff, faculty, and alumni of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs

Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairsaims to promote awareness of APID issues throughout the UF community, advocate for the needs of APID students, and assist in the personal development of students by providing services and resources in the following four areas: Leadership Development, Educational Programming, Advocacy for Asian American studies, and an Alumni/Student Mentoring network.

Intercultural Engagement


Intercultural Engagementprovides opportunities that create awareness, create safe and respectful spaces to learn more about oneself and others and where meaningful intercultural experiences and dialogues embrace the uniqueness of the many cultural, religious, and identity groups through our broad definition of diversity, which includes, among other dimensions of diversity, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, veteran’s status, sex, gender, racial/ethnic background, multifaceted […]

U Matter, We Care


U Matter, We Careextends UF’s caring culture by educating our community about signs and symptoms of distress and provides students and employees in distress with the appropriate resources. U Matter, We Care is an umbrella for care-related programs and resources for students and employees. The initiative includes a program to train people to recognize the signs of distress and to provide help. It also includes a website ofcare-related resources, as well as a centralized […]

J. Wayne Reitz Union


TheJ. Wayne Reitz Student Unionprovides a number of services from barber shop, tofood services,art gallery, and a plethora ofprogramswith guest performers, advanced movie screenings, and so much more. The mission of the J. Wayne Reitz Union is to create meaningful college experiences for students and to enrich the campus community by providing dynamic learning opportunities, premier programs, quality services, and outstanding facilities.

Regional Transit System


University of Florida students, faculty, and staff may rideRegional Transit Systempublic transportation fare-free by presenting their Gator 1 card. RTS offers multiple bus routes on campus with service to every area of the University, as well as routes to all points of the City of Gainesville. TheTransLoc Gator Locatorallows anyone to track buses through the use of GPS technology.