In order to meet its mission, the CECS Office of Diversity & Inclusion has developed collegiate partners and/or promote the resources provided by the following on campus entities:
Academic Advancement programs (AAP)
- Mission- Prepares underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college students to pursue graduate school. AAP works in collaboration with faculty, staff, national, and international partners to provide a range of graduate school preparation programs and services. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives designed to increase their awareness and knowledge of the graduate school application process, graduate school funding, summer research programs, and fellowship opportunities. For more information on AAP, please visit https://aap.ucf.edu/.
business incubation program
- Mission- To help create & sustain jobs in the community and spur economic growth throughout the region. This goal is accomplished by helping early-stage businesses grow to the point where they need to hire employees in order to continue operating and growing. For more information on the Business Incubation Program, please visit https://incubator.ucf.edu/.
- Mission- Contributes to the university’s goal of offering high quality undergraduate and graduate education and student development by providing centralized, comprehensive and coordinated career development, experiential learning and employer relations programs. These integrated programs help students effectively plan careers; integrate their academic studies to work and to the community; develop personal, academic and work competencies, make effective career and related academic decisions; acquire career-related experience; gain professional employment; and plan for graduate or professional school. For more information on Career Services, please visit https://career.ucf.edu/.
counseling and psychological services (caps)
- Mission- To provide psychological services to university-enrolled students. We seek to strengthen student success by minimizing the interruption of learning caused by mental health concerns. During normal operations, CAPS offers initial assessments, brief individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and educational presentations on a variety of topics, crisis intervention and daily walk-in services, and professional consultations to staff, faculty, students and parents. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or physical status. For more information on CAPS, please visit https://caps.sdes.ucf.edu/.
Experiential Learning (El)
- Mission- To develop and sustain quality experiential learning opportunities through an inclusive environment that promotes collaboration between students, faculty, community and employer partners. In doing so, we support students as they make theory to practice connections that enhance their academic learning and facilitate the development of skills and abilities necessary to contribute to the global community. For more information on EL, please visit https://explearning.ucf.edu/about-us/.
Office of diversity and inclusion (UCF odi)
- Mission- To collaborate with the University of Central Florida community to advocate for and educate about the university’s goal of becoming more diverse and inclusive. For more information on UCF ODI, please visit https://diversity.ucf.edu/.
office of undergraduate research (our)
- Mission- To strengthen and enrich the undergraduate research climate at the University of Central Florida. Undergraduate research gives students the opportunity to work closely with faculty while having hands-on learning experiences that cannot be gained in a traditional classroom setting. For more information on OUR, please visit https://our.ucf.edu/.
Student academic resource center (sarc)
- Mission- To strengthen comprehensive learning, enhance retention and promote student success by providing academic support services to UCF students. This is accomplished through campus outreach, tutoring, supplemental instruction, learning assistance, and first-year transition programs. For more information on SARC, please visit https://academicsuccess.ucf.edu/sarc/.
university writing center (uwc)
- Mission- To provide individual and small-group writing support to all members of the UCF community; and to provide student peer tutors of writing with a rich teaching and learning experience and ongoing professional development in writing center research, theory, and tutoring practice. For more information on UWC, please visit https://uwc.cah.ucf.edu/.