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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive department

The Department of Geography at the University of Florida is committed to a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for our students, staff, postdocs, and faculty. We value the opportunity to share ideas, solve problems, and learn from people with diverse experiences and backgrounds that inform their unique contributions. We respect a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, abilities, religious beliefs, age, and national origin because our community is strengthened by our differences and our commonalities.

These values are also reflected in statements by our national geographic association:

American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Enhancing diversity, promoting inclusion, and broadening participation in the discipline of geography are goals that are central to the AAG and its mission. The AAG actively engages in outreach and research activities to promote diversity and inclusion within the geography community. We also include data from a variety of sources about our membership and department composition. This section promotes recent and ongoing AAG projects focused on broadening participation in geography.

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Geography Department:

Graduate Coordinator – Dr. Jason Blackburn
Undergraduate Coordinator – Dr. Liang Mao

Certificate Coordinators

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Dr. Joann Mossa -Committee Chair
Amobichukwu Amanambu
Dr. Michael Binford
Dr. Jason Blackburn
Dr. Esther Mullens
Dr. Gabriela Hamerlinck
Carol Parks
Mike Ryan Simonovich
Dr. Cynthia Simmons

Cick here to send anonymous feedback to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Gender-Neutral Restrooms at UF

Department/Campus Chapters (this is an evolving list – if you know of resources that should be included, please email

UF Office of Student Activities & Involvementstudent

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS) UF Chapter, Twitter: @UFSACNAS
Campus-wide Diversity Organizations for Graduate Students

College and University Support:

UF Equal Opportunity Resources
UF CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Statement
CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee
Graduate Diversity Initiatives
Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
Latinx Staff and Faculty Association
UF Presidential Committee for Persons with Disabilities
UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs

Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives

Student Funding Opportunities Supporting Diversity at UF

UF Multicultural Scholarship list
International Student Scholarships and Awards
Latin-American Caribbean Scholarship
UF Diversity and Identity Scholarships
International Students Financial Support Guideline
Student Funding- Center for Latin American Studies
Diversity Fellowships for the Graduate School
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Awards

Mentoring Resources

First-Generation students