LGBTQ Affairs strives to provide an affirming and welcoming space for all LGBTQ+ identified students. We work to empower LGBTQ+ student leaders and ambassadors as change agents on campus and in the community. Recognizing that sexual identity and gender identity and expression work through and are influenced by race, ethnicity, culture, age, disability, class, faith, and other social characteristics, we offer support and educational programming that incorporate principles of social justice to reduce heterosexism, genderism, homophobia, and transphobia in all of their forms on the UF campus and beyond.
Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC)
The CWC offers group counseling for participants to share their experiences with their peers in a small group facilitated by a counselor. These interactions help participants to gain an understanding of themselves and others, explore new ways of relating to others, and learn more about the ways they interact. Sexual orientation and gender groups include LGB and Trans empowerment.
Trans Resource Network
The Trans Resource Network is a campus work group coordinated by the Office of LGBT Affairs and composed of representatives from departments all across the University of Florida (UF) designed to facilitate ongoing efforts to understand and respond to the unique needs of transgender, transsexual, and gender non-conforming (trans-identified) students.
The University of Florida strives to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all students, employees, partners, and visitors. At the University of Florida, we know that the quality of our life and the quality of our work are interdependent—and, as such, we place a high value on the health and wellbeing of our faculty and staff as well as their families. These values are reflected in UFHR’s Strategic Commitment, particularly as they relate to our ability to improving the experience of the talented people who work here as well as by fostering a sense of connection and community among our employees.
LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee
The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee is appointed through the Faculty Senate committee nomination process. Members are appointed for staggered three-year terms. The committee is made up of faculty, staff, and student representatives from various departments and divisions. Formal and informal liaisons exist between Multicultural & Diversity Affairs (including LGBT Affairs), Human Resources, UF Police Department, The Counseling and Wellness Center, and The President’s Council on Diversity.
Student Health Care Center
The UF Student Health Care Center is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status. To that end, we strive to provide students the right medical care and advice related to their individual bodies and perspectives.
Student Health Care Center – LGBTQ+ Resources
PRIDE Community Center of North Central Florida
Pride, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, provides information on local and national efforts and events with a focus on the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) population.