Social Justice and Advocacy

Social Justice and Advocacy

Promotes an equitable campus environment to increase equal access to campus resources and opportunities, while cultivating inclusiveness to the least advantaged members of the campus community.

Students
Support

At UCF, we understand that every student is unique. And we believe each one deserves the same level of respect and understanding. That’s why we established the Social Justice and Advocacy office. Our role is to promote a welcoming campus environment where diversity is valued and equality is essential.

Student Success

The Alliance Mentoring Program is designed to connect UCF students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community with an LGBTQ+ faculty or staff mentor.

Student Success

Campus Faiths & Ministries (CFM) is a network of faith-based organizations dedicated to meeting the personal, religious and social needs of university students, faculty and staff.

Health and Wellness

Studies show that everyone—yes, everyone—can benefit from therapy and counseling. Whether you’re experiencing short-term stress or long-term challenges, it’s important to talk about your feelings and take care of your mental health. That’s why UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, provides comprehensive psychological services to our students free of charge.

Student Success

Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and College Completion, an initiative sponsored by The Kresge Foundation and Greater Texas Foundation, is a special project led by the National Survey of Student Engagement, the Center for Community College Student Engagement and Excelencia in Education.

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Support

The Knights Helping Knights Pantry provides UCF students with access to free food and necessities when they need it most. The thriving food pantry program, which began in 2009 as a class project in a first-year LEAD Scholars course, is located in Ferrell Commons next to the All Knight Study facility.

Student Success

A program held by the women's center in partnership with the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to educate the UCF community on assault prevention starting with the Greek community.

Student Success

Everyone deserves a chance to attend school. But for students with intellectual disabilities, finding a university can be challenging.

Student Success

The mission of the Knight Alliance Network (KAN) mentoring program provides guidance, support, resources, advocacy, financial literacy, and a place of belonging for foster care youth enrolled at the University of Central Florida.

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UCF is proud to be an inclusive community that values diversity in its many forms. Leading the way is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ+) Services, which serves to connect our diverse student population to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve the vision of a stronger, healthier and more equitable world for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.

Student Success

Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) assists multicultural and first- generation students. The mission of Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) is to maximize student success by assisting Multicultural and First-Generation College Students in their transition to UCF and by connecting with the University community and our partners to promote and facilitate academic support services and programs.

Student Success

It’s empowering to have someone on your side and nice to have a place to get advice.

Student Success

At UCF, we celebrate diversity and applaud the dedication it takes to be the first person in your family to attend a university.

Student Success

Familiarizing yourself with a new school can be difficult for many students, but we understand multicultural and first-generation students face additional challenges.

Students
Health and Wellness

If you are a student in recovery, know that you are not alone. We understand the challenges of being in recovery, especially on a college campus. That’s why we created the Collegiate Recovery Community at UCF as a way to foster a sense of belonging and accomplishment for students who choose to lead a sober lifestyle. As a result, students are able to flourish in academics and in their personal lives.

Student Success

LGBTQ+ awareness and sensitivity trainings to reduce heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia at UCF and to increase LGBTQ+ inclusion by embracing and valuing people of all sexual and gender identities.

Student
Support

The University of Central Florida does not tolerate sexual misconduct or harmful behavior that occurs on or off the UCF campus. Sexual misconduct and other harmful behavior includes sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Student Success

First-generation college students, low-income students and students who have a documented disability can take advantage of the TRiO Center, which provides help to students who are transitioning from one level of higher education to the next.

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The Veterans Academic Resource Center recognizes and supports student veterans as they transition from military to student life. Located on the first floor of the CFE Arena, VARC is a welcoming environment with services to help student veterans make a smooth transition to college, access their benefits and succeed at UCF.

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Support

UCF Victim Services provides free and confidential advocacy and support to the UCF community all day, every day. Comprehensive victim advocacy services are available to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus who have been impacted by crime, violence or abuse.