Gatorship Frequently Asked Questions


What is Gatorship?

Gatorship is a social justice education program and weekend-long retreat that provides an unforgettable educational experience. Participants learn about themselves and each other through interactive presentations, dialogue, and activities designed to create meaningful conversations around identity and social justice. Our mission is to create an experience that empowers student participants to create a more inclusive campus.

What do you do at Gatorship?

As a participant, you will get a chance to talk about your own unique background and experiences and hear from others. You will listen and interact with presenters around important topics and participate in fun and sometimes challenging activities that will help expand your understanding of social identities and social justice. You will also get a chance to make new friends in an inclusive and brave space.

Where does Gatorship take place?

One option for retreat will be held in-person. We will be following UF, Gainesville and CDC social distancing guidelines during retreats. Some components of these retreats may be hosted in outdoor open-aired spaces.
One option for retreat is virtual, held entirely on Zoom.

Who can Apply to Gatorship?

Any student who will be enrolled in at least one (1) class at UF in the Spring semester and who has not attended a Gatorship retreat in the past is welcomed to apply. This includes graduate students.

What time commitment does Gatorship require?

Retreats will be hosted on weekends, a two-day retreat from Saturday morning and Sunday evening.

What weekend retreats are available?

Retreats will be held in the first half of the Spring semester. Further information on retreat dates will be sent with acceptance emails.

How much is Gatorship?

The application submission and attendance are free of charge.

How do I get accepted to Gatorship?

Gatorship participants encompass a diversity of backgrounds and identities. The only specific qualities we look for in our applicants is that their application reflects authenticity, transparency, and a willingness to challenge yourself to grow and learn from people different than you.

How is Gatorship addressing COVID-19 concerns?

Gatorship will follow the University of Florida, city of Gainesville, and CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19 safety and sanitation measures. In person retreats will require masks, practice social distancing, and incorporate outdoor settings when necessary to ensure safest measures. We are offering a virtual option for retreat as well, to ensure our retreats are accessible to anyone who’d like to attend.


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