Purpose Statement

The President’s Council on Diversity works to encourage a diverse and inclusive environment so all members of the university community can excel to their full potential.  We foster this by advising the UF President and promoting strategic awareness and visibility through advocacy, facilitation and action.

Definition of Diversity

Where “diversity" is used, it implies the broadest definition of diversity as it supports the mission and values of the university. Diversity encompasses all aspects of identity and positionality that contribute to a robust academic, research and campus environment. It includes variation and intersectionality across ability, discipline, ethnicity, experience, gender identity, geographic background, perspective, race, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, talent and other characteristics.


Council members serve a two-year term, except for students, who serve one-year terms.

For more information, and for a complete listing of council membership, please see the UF Fora website.