ASPIRE – Diversity & Inclusion

ASPIRE is A Student Program for Inclusiveness and Retention in Education

Students Concerns and 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 tools, new 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.

ASPIRE also provides consultation and outreach presentations to student groups, staff, faculty, and administrators related to multicultural and diversity issues through ASPIRE and GIFT.


BAM! Best Allyship Movement

image of completed multi-cultural identity wheel

Check out our new online training for BAM! Best Allyship Movement to learn about diversity and how to be an active advocate and leader for SOCIAL CHANGE!

Act On Social Justice Cards

image of the front of an "act on social justice" card

These 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!

Social Justice Cards – Front

Social Justice Cards – Back

The 2nd Annual Social Justice Summit

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The SJS 2016 audience.

ASPIRE is partnering with the College of Education for the 2nd Annual Social Justice Summit, coming this Spring, 2018.  Visit the College of Education’s event page for more information.

About 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.

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.

Request an ASPIRE Consultation

To request a consultation from ASPIRE please complete the forms below.

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.