UF’s Multicultural and Diversity Affairs is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. While we are one department we are comprised of five underserved population specific areas: Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, Black Affairs, Hispanic-Latino Affairs, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Affairs. Although sometimes population specific, MCDA provides a wide array of activities, programs, trainings, initiatives, and opportunities aimed to reach all students here at UF. MCDA engages, educates, and empowers students, campus constituents, and community partners to promote self-awareness, intercultural understanding, and meaningful inter/intra group dialogue around issues of equity and inclusion for the Division of Student Affairs and the larger campus community. Students, staff, and faculty will engage in open and honest dialogue about power, privilege, difference, and how they shape our interactions, ideas, interests, identity, institution(s), and, more importantly, our world.
Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs
Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs (APIA) aims to promote a more critical understanding of APIA issues and identity while advocating for the needs of APIA community.
Black Affairs is a department within the University of Florida’s Multicultural and Diversity Affairs Division.
Hispanic – Latino Affairs
The Institute of Hispanic/Latino Cultures advocates on behalf of Hispanic Latina/o populations and offers support to the University of Florida and the Gainesville community.
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL,TRANSGENDER AND QUEER AFFAIRS
The University of Florida office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs envisions a just and equitable campus community where all forms of diversity are respected and recognized as integral to the UF experience.