Highlighted resources for black students at UF:
*Please note that this list is not exhaustive and individual needs will determine if anything on this list is relevant.
CWC Groups & Workshops
Every semester we offer numerous counseling groups and mental health workshops that address issues around identity and skill building, some specifically tailored for black students experiences.
- Group therapy helps many clients feel a greater sense of connection to others and normalizes what they are going through.
- Workshops provide the opportunity for students to learn new skills to strengthen personal resilience, develop healthy self-care habits, and grow their mental health awareness.
CWC Talks Podcast
CWC Talks is a podcast that interviews CWC staff about their experiences with mental health, both personally and professionally. You can find episodes featuring black clinicians.
CWC Aspire Coordinated Events
ASPIRE: Diversity & Inclusion Program
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.
BLACK WELLNESS DAY
Black Wellness Day is a collaboration between the CWC and UF Black Affairs. We will be holding events in person at the UF Institute of Black Culture (IBC) and via Zoom to support Black mental health and wellness.Learn More
Resources for Black Mental Health & Healing Racial Trauma“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated[…] know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou Google Doc with Resources for Black Mental Health & Healing Racial Trauma
Academics for Black Survival & Wellness: Resources For Black Folx
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness (A4BL) is a space for healing and wellness for Black people as well as a personal and professional development initiative for Non-Black academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action.
Black Student Wellness YouTube Playlist
Featuring meditations and talks by Black counselors and therapists for Black students. Curated and collected by the CWC.
UF Campus RESOURCES
The Office of Black Student Engagement as part of CIME, provides educational, cultural, social and leadership development opportunities to support the success of Black students at the University of Florida. For more than 40 years, both it and the Institute of Black Culture have been a home away from home for numerous students moving through the University of Florida and they continue to function as a resource for all members of the university community.
Black students Union (BSU) is an Organization and support system for Black students at UF. The organization grew into serving as a voice for issues affecting Black students on campus.
UF's Anti-Racism website The purpose of this site is to keep our community up-to-date on the work taking place at all levels across the university to understand our past, address racism and promote equity.