Gatorship has been around the University of Florida for over 15 years. Countless students have engaged in this unique leadership experience for both emerging and experienced student leaders at the University of Florida. It is designed to be an intense and thought-provoking retreat during which more than 60 participants and student staff have the opportunity to interact through team building activities and group discussions around identifying current leadership issues in a multicultural society both at the University of Florida and in the community. Participants will engage in educational sessions and serve as peer educators through the sharing of personal experience.

Gatorship is designed for students who want to learn how to make UF a more inclusive environment.  Our expectation is that you are willing to challenge yourself by taking what you learn and applying it in meaningful ways to your life. We have expanded Gatorship to now offer Day Retreats and Weekend Retreats.

Day Retreats will take place on a Friday night on-campus and then the following Saturday away for the full-day at a local Gainesville location.

Weekend retreats take students to an off-campus location from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening (3 days, 2 nights).

Gatorship weekend retreat participants are required to pay a $60 participation fee. This fee will include housing for two nights, meals, supplies, and a t-shirt. Participants that attend the day-long retreat are responsible for a $20 participant fee, this fee includes meals and a t-shirt.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mary Kay Carodine, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at 155 Tigert Hall, 352-392-1265 or

Gatorship is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Multicultural and Diversity Affairs.

Application opens September 23 and closes October 21 at 11:59 p.m.