ASPIRE – Diversity & Inclusion

ASPIRE Events, 2021

Speaker series 2021

Weekly in March and April (alternating Tuesdays at 5:30PM & Mondays at 12 noon)

Healing and Transforming Racial Trauma in the Counseling Field

For Mental Health Professionals and Trainees


Student live show

Co-Creating a Counter Narrative

A space for Black Womxn enrolled at UF to express with poetry, prose and storytelling!
Scholarship opportunities for presenters. 90 minute Live Event via facebook and youtube.
Day/time: TBD

Submit your proposal by 6/3/21


Here is a link to some highlights from 2018 UF Social Justice Summit, enjoy!

Highlights from UFSJS 2018

A Student Program for Inclusiveness and Retention in Education (ASPIRE)


At CWC, we value diversity and recognize the unique challenges students may face based on one’s race, ethnicity, color, worldview (religion, spirituality, and other values), age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, size, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify. We strive to create a supportive and empowering environment that is inclusive of all students.

ASPIRE serves as a liaison and collaborator, providing consultation services to student groups, programs, departments, staff, faculty, and administrators who need guidance, advice, support, and education regarding underrepresented identities on campus.

Mission Statement

Support the recruitment, retention, and time-to-degree graduation of students from underrepresented groups (e.g., African American/Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, First Generation, International, etc.) at the University of Florida through a focus on social justice and mentorship.

Additionally, we serve as liaisons and collaborate providing consultation services to student groups, programs, departments, staff, faculty, and administrators.

Other Resources

Students from underrepresented groups experience problems similar to other students including academic struggles, anxiety, depressed mood, relationship concerns, and adjustment issues. Check out our online resources, self-help blog, or drop in at one of our weekly workshops for information on these and other topics.

In addition, students from underrepresented groups may face challenges related to discrimination, economic disempowerment, cultural expectations, family pressures, and identity exploration. In addressing these concerns, we recommend you check out our groups for specific populations.

Black Student Wellness

Find highlighted mental health services and resources for Black Students at UF.

Black Student Wellness page


Find highlighted mental health services and resources forLGBTQ+ Students at UF.

LGBTQ+ Students page

Although many of the concerns ASPIRE addresses are relevant to UF’s international community, the CWC also has a program called UFGIFT, which focuses exclusively on providing support, information, and workshops to help international students during the time at UF.

UF Gift International Initiatives

Try BAM! Best Advocacy Movement

Check out our online training to learn more about diversity and how to be an active advocate and leader for social change!

Try BAM! Best Advocacy Movement

“Act on Social Justice” Cards

These “Act On Social Justice” cards were developed to take a large topic like social justice and break it down into small things students can act on to address issues of injustice they experience in their lives.

Download, print and distribute!

Download Act On Social Justice Cards – Front
Download Act On Social Justice Cards – Backs

Request an ASPIRE Consultation

ASPIRE also provides consultation and outreach presentations to student groups, staff, faculty, and administrators related to multicultural and diversity issues through ASPIRE and GIFT. To request a consultation from ASPIRE please follow the link below and complete the form:

Outreach Request Form


The Counseling and Wellness Center utilizes Universal Design Principles when planning our events. However, we are cognizant that barriers may still exist. If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing accommodations in order to participate, please submit your request at this link at least 72 hours in advance:

Submit Accessibility Request