ASPIRE – Diversity & Inclusion

ASPIRE Events, 2021

JULY 21 at 5:30pm

A 90 minute virtual event
A space where Black Womxn enrolled at UF share a message, spoken word or poem with their experiences.

Reframe & Reclaim

Healing and Transforming Racial Trauma in the Counseling Field

This series was developed to support Mental Health Professionals & Trainees in gaining deeper awareness, skills, knowledge, and relational capacity. It took place between March 2nd and May 17th, 2021 via Zoom.

You can find a page with recordings of all the presentations below.

Healing & Transforming Racial Trauma in the Counseling Field

Student Wellness Resources

One of ASPIRE’s initiatives is to develop mental health and wellness resources for the student communities it serves. You can find information about these resources below.

Black Student Wellness

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

Black Student Wellness page

APIDA Student Wellness

Find highlighted mental health services and resources for APIDA students at UF.

APIDA Student Wellness page

Latinx Student Wellness

Find highlighted mental health services and resources for Latinx students at UF.

Latinx Student Wellness page

LGBTQ+ Student Wellness

Find highlighted mental health services and resources for LGBTQ+ students at UF.

LGBTQ+ Students page

International Student Wellness

Find highlighted mental health services and resources for International students at UF. These resources were developed with support from UF GIFT, a CWC initiative focused on providing support, information, and workshops to help international students during their time at UF.

International Student Wellness

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.

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

Past Events

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)

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.

We want to hear from you

Are there more resources we should include or other communities you’d like to see Aspire supporting? You can leave your comments and suggestions by following the link below to our feedback form.

ASPIRE Feedback Form

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