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Disclaimer: The UF Faculty Handbook is provided as a general reference rather than the official source of university policies and guidelines. For your convenience, links to official UF documents are provided.
Information and resources for students are provided by the Office of the Registrar as well as the Dean of Students Office. Students should consult the Undergraduate Catalog and the Schedule of Courses for complete information about academic concerns. Florida Statutes and Chapter 6C1, Florida Administrative Code, are the sources for other rules and regulations related to students.
As an integral part of the academic mission of the University of Florida, the Division of Student Affairs prepares students to assume roles of leadership, involvement and service in a global community. The Office of the Vice President and other departments play a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy campus environment through services, programs and innovative learning experiences beyond the classroom. The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to provide opportunities for student engagement, learning and discovery in a diverse environment that will optimize their university experience and prepare them to serve a global community.
The Career Resource Center provides career development, experiential learning, and employment services for all UF students and alumni.
The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) provides the structure and resources to prepare students to become productive citizens and assume roles of leadership and service in a culturally diverse and increasingly complex society. The Center fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with its greater community in action, change and learning
The Department of Housing and Residence Education is responsible for maintaining facilities and programming in support of the on-campus community.
The Dean of Students Office provides many services for students including student orientation, veteran benefits, alcohol and drug information programs, gender issues, and many more. The staff also provides exit interviews for students withdrawing from the University of Florida.
The J. Wayne Reitz Union is the center of activities of the university community. The Union sponsors a continuing program of activities and houses the Student Government offices and the offices of many student organizations, as well as the Student Activities and Involvement and the Sorority and Fraternity Affairs. It also offers a wide variety of facilities and services for the campus community.
The Multicultural and Diversity Affairs staff at the Dean of Students Office assists students of color, including African-American, Asian Pacific-Islander American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino, as well as gay, lesbian, transsexual students, and provides services for women students and student organizations.
Off Campus Life advocates for and educates towards the development of students as great Gator neighbors within the Gainesville community. Students living off campus have rights and responsibilities associated with their pursuit of an enjoyable and safe off campus living experience. The office of Off Campus Life provides services and educational opportunities to promote the understanding of these rights and responsibilities throughout the off campus student population.
The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Florida provides an opportunity for every student to participate in an athletic or recreational activity on a voluntary basis.
Student Financial Affairs administers and coordinates the financial aid program for students at the University of Florida. Major federal, state, institutional, and private agency assistance programs are available through this office as well as financial aid services and counseling.
The U Matter, We Care office provides education and assistance to the UF community about signs and symptoms of distress, and provides students and employees in distress with appropriate resources.
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is an outpatient clinic that provides primary medical and psychological care, health promotion, and a variety of other specialty services. SHCC is committed to providing students with quality health care at an affordable price. SHCC is further committed to positively impact the future health of all students by promoting health and wellness and disease prevention.
The International Student Services (ISS) office at the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is committed to ensuring the integration of international students and families into the life of the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville. The International Student Handbook provides links to vital information for international students.