Operating Instructions
An IDEA That Moves Us

Our Vision

We are Gators, empowered to do our best work and be our best selves.

What It Means

We advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in the service of our mission.

How We Do It

Gators Engage, Challenge and Inspire in the relentless pursuit of Excellence

We Get There By

We believe Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA*) are keystone habits that enable us to deliver the best possible educational experience and are critical to our research excellence. IDEA taps our creativity, drives high performing teams and creates measurable impacts and outcomes for our students, staff, faculty and the communities we serve.

We Expect To

Create an educational and work environment where all feel a sense of belonging, invite dialogue from diverse perspectives in the service of our educational mission, ensure equitable access to resources and opportunities needed to succeed and take personal responsibility for making positive changes happen

Our Efforts Are Visible In

Our People

What is the student and employee experience at UF?

Our Efforts Are Visible In

Our Florida Campus

How do our policies, procedures and practices enhance our educational and work experience?

Our Efforts Are Visible In

Our Communities

How do we engage with and how are we seen by our external communities?

* IDEA refers to the renaming of DEI to Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Access. It provides us with alignment with HR as well as a “stickier” moniker than DEI.