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The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission of the University of Florida by
preparing students to assume roles of leadership, involvement, and service as productive citizens in
a culturally diverse, technologically sophisticated, and increasingly complex society. The Division
of Student Affairs facilitates and enhances the learning experience of the diverse campus
community through programs, services, and partnerships.
The goals of the Division of Student Affairs include developing effective and efficient services and
programs for students through the various departments within Student Affairs; integrating
Student Affairs and Academic Affairs; directly involving students in the affairs of the institution;
encouraging a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff; and increasing accessibility
to the University of Florida to a wide variety of persons.
From the Vice President
2003-04 Department Snapshots
Career Resource Center 10
Counseling Center 10
Dean of Students Office 11
Housing & Residence Education 11
J. Wayne Reitz Union 12
Student Financial Affairs 12
This publication is available in an alternative pnnt format upon request
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Dr. Patricia Telles-lrvin
Dr. J. Michael Rollo
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to being an integral part of the
academic mission of the University of Florida. UF Student Affairs professionals
continue to be recognized as national leaders in bringing innovative programs
and services to a campus that now has grown to more than 48,000 students.
This annual report highlights some of our efforts that are recognized by both our
students and the student affairs profession as contributing to the improvement
of student life at the University of Florida. As a partner with the colleges and
divisions of the University of Florida, we are dedicated to providing high quality
programs and services in support of the University's mission to educate responsi-
ble student leaders for a global community.
Dr. J. Michael Rollo served as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs during
the time period covered in this report. His vision during this transition period
was invaluable. The accomplishments contained in this annual report reflect
Mike's leadership and dedication to the University of Florida.
We hope you enjoy reading the 2003-2004 Annual Report of the Division of
Vice President for Student Affairs
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Office of the VP for Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Patricia Telles-lrvin
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. J. Michael Rollo
Interim Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs Offices
Career Resource Center
Dr. Wayne Wallace, Director
Dr. Jaquelyn Resnick, Director
Dean of Students Office
Dr. Eugene Zdziarski, Dean
Housing & Residence Education
Mr. Norbert Dunkel, Director
J Wayne Reitz Union
Mr. David Kratzer, Director
Student Financial Affairs
Ms. Karen Fooks, Director
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Examples of Programs That Support Student Development
Student Development encompasses
promoting students' intellectual, social,
career, and personal development
through programs, services, and
leadership opportunities as well as
involves students in the campus decision
making processes that impact student
life. Division of Student Affairs staff
engages students deliberately through
structured activities, interpersonal
relationships, and awards and recognition
to promote a sense of support and
acceptance on campus. Both group
and individual counseling services are
provided to students to assist them in
integrating their personal experiences
and academic learning.
Student Government (SG) represents and acts in the interests of UF
students. SG offices are housed in the J. Wayne Reitz Union, and
Dean of Students Office staff advises SG. Many leadership opportu-
nities are available each year through SG's three branches: Executive,
Legislative, and Judicial.
The faculty of the Counseling Center provides direct support to
student development by offering individual and group counseling
services to students. In addition, they serve a significant role as
consultants to faculty, staff and student groups by assisting them
with issues that can interfere with successful matriculation at UF
Elected and appointed student leadership positions are available
through affiliation with Greek life organizations. The Dean of
Students Office oversees Greek life on campus, which includes 54
fraternity and sorority organizations in the Panhellenic Council
(PC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic
Council (NPHC), and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
The Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) and the Mayor's
Council offer campus-wide student leadership opportunities to
students living in campus facilities. Opportunities to be elected floor
or section representatives to an Area Government or Council in
individual residence facilities are also offered. Housing and
Residence Education staff advises residence hall and Village
Communities affiliated organizations.
IDEAL (Informing and Developing Emerging and Active Leaders) seeks
to strengthen student leaders, link organizations and serve as a resource
and referral service to ensure the success of UF student organizations.
IDEAL is supported and advised by the Office of Student Activities
staff in the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
Leadership Institutes bring students together to enhance leadership
experiences and develop skills in supportive environments. Programs
like the Women's Leadership Conference (WLC) and Art of
Leadership are examples of leadership programs designed by Division
of Student Affairs staff to bring students together in a conference/
workshop format for interaction and training.
The Office of Community Service is part of the Office of Student
Activities in the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Multiple opportunities for
students to participate in service activities and develop invaluable life
skills are offered on the Volunteer Gateway web link. The Volunteer
Gateway link is part of a partnership between UF, local nonprofit
agencies, and local government agencies. Students living in the
Community Service Section of Fletcher Hall, a program supported
by Housing and Residence Education, are also engaged in service
The Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) program is advised by the
Office of Student Activities in the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
This program provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff
to immerse themselves in intensive community service experiences
outside of the local community.
The Dean of Students staff with assistance from Housing and
Residence Education staff administers the Judicial Affairs process
on campus. The judicial process is designed to promote individual
and social responsibility.
Career Development classes and individual counseling through the
Career Resource Center allow students to explore personal interests,
experiences and resources in a meaningful way to develop and meet
their career goals.
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Gatorship is a unique leadership experience for students from a variety of
backgrounds and interests. It is designed as an intensive, thought-provoking
retreat where participants have the opportunity to interact through
experiential learning and group discussions. Participants also attend
workshops and serve as peer-educators by sharing their personal experiences.
The Gatorship mission is to:
* Identify issues affecting the UF campus and society as a whole
* Strengthen individuals' practices of productive leadership
* Educate UF students on real-world leadership issues
* Prepare students and future leaders for entering into the diverse workforce
* Provide opportunities for campus leaders to network
The Gatorship curriculum deals heavily with multiculturalism and diversity
issues. The Division of Student Affairs understands the need to educate
experienced and emerging leaders on topics related to race, religion, age,
sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, ability, body image, etc.
Gatorship allows these topics to be discussed in a safe environment so
students can become knowledgeable, effective members of society and the
In 2004, the Dean of Students Office staff led a group of 65 student
participants and 15 peer leaders to the weekend-long Gatorship experience.
Peer leaders were former Gatorship participants who volunteered for five
months of training to familiarize themselves with leadership skills,
group facilitation, diversity and community issues. The 2004 Gatorship
experience was just the second time this innovative program was offered.
The positive feedback received from participants is a hopeful indication
that Gatorship will continue to provide a unique educational experience
for future Gators.
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The concept of environment
encompasses both a sense of
community felt by members of
the community as well as physical
facilities and green space on
campus. Students learn best
when they are provided with
facilities that provide healthy,
supportive, inclusive environments
that offer opportunities for
leadership, personal growth,
learning, and social interaction.
Examples oT programs inat aupporit environment
and a Sense of Community
New Student Programs including Preview freshmen orientation and
transfer student orientation as well as the Weeks of Welcome (WOW!)
coordinated from the Dean of Students Office welcome new students to
the UF community and help to establish the expectation of an inclusive,
supportive community. The Dean of Students Office staff also coordinates
student assemblies in the fall including Gatorfest, the Black Student
Assembly, the Asian Student Assembly, the Hispanic Student Assembly,
the Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Assembly, and the Students
with Disabilities Assembly.
The Office for Student Financial Affairs Outreach Program welcomes
incoming freshmen and transfer students through presentations, lectures,
conferences, workshops, and other recruitment functions. Activities such
as the High School Honors Program, African American Recruitment
Conference, Hispanic Student Recruitment Conference, CAP Advisors,
and the Fort Lauderdale/Miami College Nights are geared toward freshmen
through junior-level students.
The Dean of Students Office promotes awareness, understanding of
differences, and collaboration of cross-cultural groups. Multicultural
and Diversity Affairs including the Institute of Black Culture (IBC), the
Institute of Hispanic and Latino Cultures, and the Asian Student Union
are advised by Dean of Students staff. The Dean of Students Office is also
home to Disability Resources which provides comprehensive services to
students with disabilities.
In support or me internationalization or me ur campus, Hlousing ana Kesiaence
Education staff has joined staff from the UF International Center to establish
the International House at Weaver Hall. This program encourages and supports
the acquisition of international perspectives and multiculturalism through
providing a living/learning environment for exchange students and UF students.
Faculty from the Counseling Center host and facilitate the Cultural Diversity
Lunch Series. This program provides a forum for exploration and discussion of
diversity issues that impact the campus environment.
Examples of Physical Environments Managed by
the Division of Student Affairs
The Housing and Residence Education staff maintains 155 buildings with
2,781,320 square feet of space. Residence halls house 7,500 students, and
1,700 students and their families live in Village Communities. Living
environments include traditional residence halls, suite facilities, and
apartment facilities. Residence facilities include student living areas, classrooms,
study space, and space for small-group and large-group programs.
The J. Wayne Reitz Union staff manages a 513,000 square foot, multi-purpose
facility including meeting rooms, offices, commercial facilities, food service
facilities, informal meeting space for students, and large-group facilities
including two ballrooms and an auditorium.
The Office of Student Activities in the J. Wayne Reitz Union is responsible
for coordinating the permitting process related to student activities occurring
in various outside venues including the JWRU North Lawn, Broward Beach,
and Turlington Plaza, to name a few.
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Gator Nights! Program
In its fifth year, Gator Nights! continues to attract growing numbers of participants to
a variety of campus entertainment events. From 9 p.m. 2 a.m. on Friday nights,
UF students and guests can participate in numerous free and reduced-price activities
designed to provide enjoyable, attractive alternatives to staying in residence halls, going
home, just hanging out, or going to bars.
The program is funded by a $250,000 annual grant from the Office of the Provost
and $30,000 from UF Student Government. This funding allows Gator Nights! to be
scheduled every Friday night for thirteen weeks in each of the fall and spring semesters
and three weeks in the Summer B semester.
Gator Nights! is hosted by the J. Wayne Reitz Union and the Southwest Recreation
Center. Activities include first-run movies, sodas and popcorn, bands, comedians,
caricature artists, extreme bowling, arts & crafts, team sports competitions,
tournaments, and wellness/fitness-related activities. A free breakfast at the Reitz Union
is served from midnight until 2 a.m. Gator Nights! also features many events
co-sponsored by various cultural groups, student organizations, and campus
departments including dances, cultural exhibitions, concerts, and speakers.
Overall participation in the Gator Nights! program has grown steadily over the past
four years. Statistics show that Gator Nights! attracts large numbers of students from
a cross section of academic classes, gender and ethnic groups, and residence areas.
Average weekly attendance for the 2003-2004 academic year was 1,463 students at
the Reitz Union and 288 at the Southwest Recreation Center.
Gator Nights! successfully delivers programming that supports the developmental
growth of students by creating a positive campus environment where students have
many positive, safe, and enjoyable alternatives to the typical college weekend bar scene.
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SAll Division of Student Affairs departments support the academic mission of the on students' overall academic achievements, and many students are able to work in
Student learning is a cumulative
process that occurs over an extended
period of time in many different
settings. Students learn from many
and varied experiences and the better
the balance between curricular and
co-curricular activities, the more
students gain. The Division of
Student Affairs bridges the boundaries
between inside and outside class
activities of students through
forging collaborative partnerships
with faculty and others to enhance
university. The efforts of Student Affairs staff figure prominently in support of four
out of five key elements of "Enhancing the Undergraduate Experience at the
University of Florida," a document produced by the Office of the Provost.
1. Internships with Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations,
and Businesses. The Career Resource Center is listed as the contact
for students seeking internships.
2. Volunteer Service to the Community, State and Nation. The Office of
Community Service at the J. Wayne Reitz Union is listed as the contact for
students seeking volunteer opportunities. Additionally, the Community Service
Section in Fletcher Hall in Housing and Residence Education is a learning
community committed to volunteer service.
3. Overseas Study. The UF International Center (UFIC) coordinates overseas study.
In partnership with the UFIC, Housing and Residence Education created the
International House at Weaver Hall to support exchange students from other
countries and UF students planning for or returning from overseas studies.
4. Leadership. The Office of Student Activities in the J. Wayne Reitz Union is
listed as the main contact for students seeking leadership opportunities on campus.
Examples of Programs That Enhance Learning
The Housing and Residence Education staff joined forces with the Honors
Program staff to offer the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall, a fully
integrated, residentially based academic community.
The Career Resource Center staff and the staff from Housing and Residence
Education developed the Career Exploration Community at Graham Hall to
provide a supportive and interactive environment where residents can explore
interests, abilities, potential majors, and careers.
The Office for Student Financial Affairs Student Employment Office
coordinates employment through the Federal-Work Study and Federal
Community Service programs at UF Studies show that work has positive effects
areas that provide learning experience in their majors.
J. Wayne Reitz Union staff organizes and leads adventure and leisure trips
to promote learning about the activity, others, and oneself through the
Travel & Recreation Program (TRiP). Leisure Courses, which provide
students a stress-free way to enhance their knowledge outside of the classroom,
are also offered.
ASPIRE targets the needs of African American students in support of achieving
academic success. Faculty from the Counseling Center provides programs and
consultation that promote the recruitment, retention, and graduation of African
The Career Resource Center staff developed Gator Launch to enhance student
exposure to and experiential knowledge of various work environments for
sophomore and first-semester junior minority students.
Faculty-in-Residence programs exist in the Honors Residential College at
Hume Hall, Beaty Towers, and Lakeside Residential Complex.
The SFA Resource Center at Student Financial Affairs enables students access
via computer to research and apply for financial aid including scholarships and
part-time jobs. Also available on the SFA web site is Financial Aid 101, a
financial aid primer to inform students of the availability of aid to support
their educational pursuits.
Reitz Scholars Program recognizes and encourages outstanding academic achieve-
ment, leadership, and service among undergraduate students through a mentoring
and scholarship program supported by Division of Student Affairs staff.
The Career Resource Center and the Gainesville Area Chamber of
Commerce designed an internship partnership for students to gain hands-on
experience while supporting local organizations.
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First Year Florida
Since its inception in Fall 2000, First Year Florida has given
thousands of freshmen a more personal and comprehensive
first-year experience. The one-credit course was designed to
assist students in their transition from high school to life at the
University of Florida.
Each First Year Florida class is limited to 25 first-time freshman to
give participants individual attention. Continuing undergraduate
upperclassman are selected and complete a semester of training
to become peer leaders. These peer leaders are paired with a
University staff or faculty member to guide freshman through
the weekly sessions.
Class discussions, journal assignments, and special projects
empower students to develop academic and personal skills for
success; an appreciation for and commitment to being a part of
a diverse learning community; and personal, social, emotional
and intellectual skills necessary for leadership and service
involvement within the University.
Out-of-class assignments encourage students to explore campus
resources in small groups, to interview a faculty member, to
engage in a cross-cultural experience, and to complete a class
community service project.
The New Student Programs staff in the Dean of Students
Office coordinates the course registration, instructor
training, and curriculum with the assistance of a curriculum
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CAREER RESOURCE CENTER COUNSELING CENTER
o T: noissiM provide com rehensive state-of-the-art resources and services Mission: As an integral part of the academic mission of the University,
for students and alumni to assist them in meeting needs relative to career
development, career experiences, and employment opportunity for the
mutual benefit of employers and the UF community.
the Counseling Center fosters the educational development and personal
growth of the students and consults with the University community to
optimize learning in a multicultural environment.
General CRC Visitors
CRC Library Visitors
Visits to the Web Site
Advising & Walk-in Appointments
Scheduled Counseling Appointments
Walk-in Counseling Appointments
Resume Medic Number of Critiques
69 workshops/1,606 attend
12 wvorkshops/223 attend
167 events/11,103 attend
1,000 Counseling Hours
818 Counseling Groups Offered
480 Most Frequent Presenting Concerns
724 Relationship Issues
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Career Networks/Employment Activities
All Career Events 645 employers/l 1,638 student attendance
On-Campus Interviews 299 employers/789 interview schedules/
7,206 individual interviews
Cooperative Education Participants 98
Experiential Education Listings 2,478
Academic Courses (SLS-2301 and SLS-23(
Mock Interviews Conducted
Credential Requests Processed
PREVIEW 2004 Attendees
6,784 freshmen/1,800 transfer students
Student Client Demographics by Race/Ethnicity
Student Client Demographics by Academic Classification
Outreach and Consultation
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Outreach Contact Hours
Consultation Contact Hours
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DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
Mission: To provide important educational and developmental opportunities,
serve as student advocates, empower students to be successful, and
promote students' rights and responsibilities.
Total Number of Active Students 1.213
Accommodated Exams Administered
Governing Counsels Advised
Average Cases Per Year
Admission Conduct Reviews
Multicultural & Diversity Affairs
Multicultural Student Groups Advised
Multicultural Student Groups Affiliated With
New Student Programs
First Year Florida Fall 2003
First Year Florida Summer 2004
Student Government official advisor
Student Legal Services
HOUSING AND RESIDENCE EDUCATION
4,500(14% of undergrads)
6 Mission: To provide well-maintained, community-oriented facilities where
residents and staff are empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed.
23 sessions/6,880 students/
9,258 family members
9 sessions/2,519 students
507 families/1,863 participants
33 sections/646 students
12 sections/180 students
$10.2 million annual budget/
50,000 financial transactions
4 full-time attorneys serving
4,700 student clients annually
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400 Single Student Housing
Number of Apartments
Square Footage Maintained
315 full-time, 415 part-time
-$982 2,675/student, per semester
ed computer connection, loca
nd custodial services
water and sewage but not electric/aas
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J. WAYNE REITZ UNION IDEAL 288 organizations participated in the Student
: noissiM To serve UF students faculty staff alumni and guests by providing Organization Falls 11:11 leadership workshops presented
facilities, services, and conveniences that enhance daily campus life. To provide
cultural, educational, and recreational programs as well as student activities that
complement the UF academic experience and create opportunities for personal,
cultural, emotional, intellectual, and leadership development.
Employees 78 full-time, 5 part-time, 200 part-time students
Reservations Office 19,446 reservations for 121,475 event hours
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Hotel 60.27% occupancy rate /12,734 events
Game Room 22,873 hours of billiards, 40,500 games of bowling,
294,235 quarters spent in video machines
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Office of Student Activities
College Bowl #2 in NAQT National Ranking;
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Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) 7 trips over Spring Break involving
98 students and 18,816 service hours
Gator Nights! 40,951 total annual attendance;
1,463 average weekly attendance
8,050 total attendance at Southwest Rec Center;
14, 261 total breakfasts served
TRiP Coordinated 40 outdoor trips with 239 participants
including trip to Machu Picchu, Peru
Office of Community Service 8,537 people registered through
the Volunteer Gateway
logged 188,366 volunteer hours
Registered Student Organizations 45,642 community service hours
completed by 295 organizations through
1,005 on-campus volunteer projects and
1,441 off-campus volunteer projects
Arts & Crafts Center 3,579 daily users and 548 memberships
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RUB Film Committee
48 films with 5,737 total attendance
Student Activities Center
13 exhibits featuring 119 artists and 510 pieces exhibited
729 student organizations registered;
1,801 events permitted; 1,890 tabling requests
processed; 507 banner permits issued
STUDENT FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Mission: To help students secure the funds necessary to pursue their educational
goals at UF To provide students with the resources and information they need to
become fiscally responsible and to understand the rights and responsibilities
incurred when they receive financial aid. To proactively reach out to students and
potential students to educate them about the benefits of higher education and
the availability of financial aid.
Total Aid Disbursed
Total Aid Recipients (unduplicated)
Total Aid Applicants
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Need-Based Aid Disbursed
Non-Need-Based Aid Disbursed
Breakdown By Type of Funds
Scholarships (including waivers)
Breakdown By Source of Funds
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