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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the student body:

Office of Academic Support offers programs and services to support first generation and students disadvantaged due to income, education or cultural factors. These students are often disproportionally from underrepresented groups. (http://oas.aa.ufl.edu)

The Office of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs offers a number of resources and opportunities for involvement to students (http://www.multicultural.ufl.edu)


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:

“Diversifying the faculty is a goal UF must achieve to maintain the vitality of the faculty and student body.” President Machen

The Institutional Equity & Diversity Office has the organizational structure to respond to the university’s vision for a diverse workforce and provide a highly inclusive perspective on university issues. University diversity efforts will be assimilated into the campus and surrounding communities; making the university partner with other stakeholders interested in the quality of campus life. This will be accomplished in part through the efforts of the Council on Diversity. The council’s constellation will have campus-wide representation.

We are conducting timely investigations, examining equal opportunity reporting and administrative policies to set new strategies for a positive impact on diversity and the elimination of discrimination of any kind in the workplace or classroom.


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:

The focal point of the University of Florida's Institutional Equity & Diversity office is to ensure equitable treatment of all students and employees. We network with all aspects of campus employment in order to work towards a learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment for current as well as prospective students and employees.


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.