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Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is committed to the total development of students.
The office is located in 202 Peabody Hall. The office's staff is responsible
for planning, coordinating and implementing programs and services for the university's
Major objectives include making students aware of and encouraging the use of
university resources, interpreting the goals, objectives and actions of the
university to students, and encouraging a sense of community among students,
faculty and staff.
The Dean of Students Office provides:
- individual and group advising, programs and services for new students,
- assistance and advising to minority students and organizations
- coordination of student conduct and discipline
- services and programs for students with disabilities
- programs and services for women students
- student leadership development and recognition
- committee responsibility for student medical petitions
- exit interviews for students withdrawing from the university
- fraternity and sorority advising and coordination
- liaison with and advice to Student Government and other student organizations
- special programs to personalize student experiences within the university
- programs and services regarding issues of gender.
Institute of Black Culture: The Institute of Black Culture (IBC) was
established in 1971. The IBC is an operational unit of the Dean of Students
Office and provides an educational, social and cultural support system for students
of African descent. Its mission is to enhance the UF experience by sharing the
history and culture of black people. IBC programs promote a sense of awareness
and appreciation for the different cultures of the African Diaspora. The IBC
houses a growing collection of African, African-American and Caribbean art
and literature. The institute is located at 1510 West University Avenue.
Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures: The Institute of Hispanic-Latino
Cultures offers a variety of workshops, seminars, activities, programs and services
for students with Hispanic and Latino heritage, including the Hispanic Student
Assembly and the Florida Hispanic Latino Collegiate Forum. The institute serves
as a resource for the university and provides a facility to assist students
and student organizations interested in Hispanic and Latino issues. The institute
is located at 1504 West University Avenue.
Services for Students with Disabilities: The Dean of Students Office provides
individual assistance to students with documented disabilities based upon the
need and impact of the specific disability. There is no requirement for a student
to disclose his/her disability. However, students requesting classroom accommodations
must register with the Dean of Students Office and provide documentation to
verify the disability.
Support services may include special campus orientations, helping with registration,
approving reduced course loads for full-time status, providing classroom and
examination accommodations, identifying course substitutions, supporting course
drops when disability related, procuring auxiliary learning aids and helping
with university activities. The coordinator for compliance (Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973) is housed in the Dean of Students Office, 202 Peabody
Hall, 392-1261 (Voice)/392-3008 (TDD). Students with disabilities are encouraged
to contact the Dean of Students Office for more information.
Upon request, the Undergraduate Catalog is available on computer disk to students
with print disabilities. For more information, contact the Dean of Students
Office at 392-1261 [392-3008 (TDD)].