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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 students.

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, including orientation
  • 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)].
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