If you are interested in serving on an advisory committee for the Institute of Black Culture or the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, please fill out the interest form below by Wednesday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

These committees will play an integral role in the design and construction process moving forward. We are looking for students and alumni from a broad range of UF experiences related to the Black and LatinX communities, including undergraduates, graduate and professional students. We want people who’ve had varying degrees of engagement with the spaces to identify current best practices and new opportunities.

Responsibilities of an Advisory Committee Member:

  • The Advisory Committees will run until the project is complete. There will be times where the committee will meet frequently due to the design process.
  • Your location (in Gainesville, out of Gainesville) does not restrict you from serving on the committee. You must be able to use technology (Skype, Google Hangout) to attend meeting if you can’t be there in person.
  • You are responsible for representing your community to the best of your ability. It is important that committee members see beyond their own scope and individual perspective.
  • You must keep in mind the needs of past, present and future stakeholders.
  • You are charged with communicating accurate information to stakeholders and back to the committee to ensure transparency.
  • You will work with architects and the rest of the design team as well as the core committee for the construction project.
  • If you are a current student, you must be in good academic standing with the university and Student Conduct.

Committee Selection:

The advisory committees will be selected by Multicultural & Diversity Affairs full-time staff, Will Atkins, Gabe Lara, Diana Moreno, and PJ Jones. If you are not selected, there will still be opportunities for you to give valuable input through the design and planning process.

Interest Form: