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Title: University of Florida Division of Student Affairs annual report
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Publication Date: 2006-07
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Table of Contents
        Table of Contents
    From the Vice President of Student Affairs
        Page 1
    Division of Student Affairs overview
        Page 2
    Vision, mission, values
        Page 3
    Key strategic areas
        Page 4
    Global understanding & diversity
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Student learning & engagement
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Technology & process improvement
        Page 10
    Communication & collaboration
        Page 11
    2006-07 department snapshots
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Family fund
        Page 15
    Staff accomplishments
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Back Matter
        Page 19
    Back Cover
        Page 20
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The Foundation for The Gator Nation

Divso of Stuen Afar

Educating leaders for a global community


Dear Colleagues:

As we work to educate leaders for a global community in the Division of Student Affairs, there
are constant opportunities to collaborate with others in this mission. The 2006-07 academic
year provided us the framework to create a three-year strategic plan, and this report highlights
some of the Key Strategic Areas (KSA) that help us to focus our activities and goals. The featured
programs in this report are just a few of the efforts made by our staff in providing a wide range
of services, programs, and activities targeted to UF students.

This report also is a fully electronic report, reflecting our efforts to reduce print publications
and support sustainability efforts on campus. One of the KSAs is Technology and Process
Improvement-and this electronic annual report is one example of how technology allows us to
improve our processes and reduce our impact on the environment. There is much to celebrate
and to share with you, and I hope you further explore the excellence within the Division of
Student Affairs on our various Web sites.

UF Student Affairs professionals are recognized as national leaders in their fields and continue to
bring innovative programs and services to our campus of more than 50,000 students.

I hope you enjoy reading the 2006-07 Annual Report of the Division of Student Affairs in its
electronic format.

Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin


As an integral part of

the academic mission

of the University

of Florida, the

Division of Student

Affairs prepares

students to assume

roles of leadership,

involvement, and

service in a global


Office of the VP for Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Patricia Telles-lrvin
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. David Kratzer
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
and Dean of Students
Dr. Eugene Zdziarski

Office of the Vice President

* Provides direction for Division-wide
strategic planning, assessment, and staff
* Monitors Division-wide fiscal
* Provides administrative leadership for
seven departments in areas including
policy development, program development,
budgeting, and priority setting.
* Collaborates with departments within
the Division, other divisions, and academic
colleges and units within the University to
coordinate Student Affairs efforts.

As an integral part of the UF academic
mission, the Division of Student Affairs
educates students to assume roles of
leadership, involvement, and service in a
global community. The Division plays a vital
role in creating and maintaining a healthy
campus environment through services,
programs, and innovative learning
experiences beyond the classroom.
The Division's current annual budget

Director of External
Relations/Parent &
Family Association
Ms. Myra Morgan
Business Manager
Ms. Donna Del Buco
Coordinator of
Administrative Services
Ms. Kathy Chambers

exceeds $67 million. Funding supports
personnel, programs, services, and facilities.
The Department of Housing and Residence
Education is an auxiliary with annual budgets
of more than $38 million. The Student
Government Association is funded via a
student activity and service fee of $9.74 per
credit hour, generating $13 million per
year. Recreational Sports is a fee-supported
operation receiving more than 90% of its
budget allotment through activity and service
fees. The J. Wayne Reitz Union is an auxiliary
enterprise generating 44% of its budget and
receiving 56% of its budget from activity and
service fees. The Counseling Center, Career
Resource Center, Student Financial Affairs,
and the Dean of Students Office are funded
primarily through E & G funds.

Vice President's Council

Along with the Vice President for Student
Affairs, the Vice President's Council consists
of the directors of the division's departments,
the Associate Vice President, the Assistant Vice
President, the Assistant Vice President/Dean
of Students, and the Assistant Vice President/
Director of Housing and Residence Education.

Special Assistant to the Vice President
Mr. Jon Carroll
Executive Secretary
Ms. Ellen Sattler
Mr. Gautam Thakur
Annual Report Editors
Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa
Ms. Susan Mickelberry


Career Resource Center
* Fosters career development through
meeting the career counseling and
development needs of students.
* Provides professional counselors and
peer advisers, a resource library, career
development courses, and specialized
* Facilitates the employment process
through on-campus interviews with
employers, career fairs, externships,
internships, and Cooperative Education

Counseling Center
* Offers counseling services to students for
personal, career and educational concerns.
* Provides short-term individual, couples,
and group counseling.
* Implements outreach programs.
* Facilitates professional training program
for mental health professionals.

Dean of Students Office
* Implements a variety of programs and
services designed to provide students
with the opportunity to reach their full
potential academically and personally.
* Provides support by assisting students
with whatever needs they may have either
directly or by referral.
* Serves as a primary link between students,
faculty, and the administration of the

Housing and Residence Education
* Manages 162 facilities and administers
programming in support of the on-campus
community, which includes more than
7,500 students living in 24 residence halls

Division of Student Affairs Departments
Career Resource Center
Dr. Wayne Wallace,
Counseling Center
Dr. Jaquelyn Resnick,
Dean of Students Office
Dr. Eugene Zdziarski,

and more than 1,700 students and their
families living in Graduate and Family
* Offers value-added facilities to support
varying budgets and lifestyles.
* Provides well-maintained,
community-oriented facilities where
residents and staff are empowered to
learn, innovate, and succeed through
leadership opportunities.
* Fosters an environment for academic
success with technologies to enhance
learning and educational and social

J. Wayne Reitz Union
* Provides more than 350,000 square feet
for services, facilities, and amenities to
enhance the quality of life for students,
faculty, staff, alumni, and guests.
* Provides a cultural, social, and
recreational program designed to
make leisure activity a complementary
factor with classroom and study
* Plans out-of-class programs and
activities to provide opportunities
for students to gain knowledge and
experience for future roles, as well as to
develop appropriate life skills.

Recreational Sports
* Offers an opportunity for every student
to participate in athletic or recreational
* Provides three recreational centers, Lake
Wauburg, two pools, nine outdoor
fields, six courts, and a gym to support
programs in group exercise, strength
and conditioning, intramural sports,
sport clubs, boating, racquet sports,
skateboarding, and many other activities.

Housing & Residence
Mr. Norbert Dunkel, Director
J. Wayne Reitz Union
Mr. Eddie Daniels,
Executive Director
Recreational Sports
Mr. David Bowles, Director
Student Financial Affairs
Ms. Karen Fooks, Director

Student Financial Affairs
* Provides resources to students who would
be unable to receive a post-secondary
education without some form of financial
* Offers eligible students financial aid
packages consisting of scholarships, grants,
loans, and/or part-time employment.
* Provides financial aid counseling
services including individual advising,
budget/financial planning, debt
management counseling, and an
application workshop series.


Division's Key

Strategic Areas

Key Strategic Areas

In pursuit of our vision and mission the
Division of Student Affairs has identified
eight key strategic areas. To achieve our
vision and mission we must be excellent in
the following areas:
* Student Learning and Engagement
* Global Understanding and Diversity
* Communication and Collaboration
* Assessment
* Human Resources
* Resource Acquisition and Utilization
* Technology and Process Improvement
* Facilities

Through a rigorous process of discussion and debate,
the Division of Student Affairs identified eight key
strategic areas in support of its mission and vision.

Vision Mission Values

To create an unparalleled experience
where students embrace learning and
diversity to become leaders in the
service of the global community.

To provide opportunities for student
engagement, learning, and discovery
in a diverse environment that will
optimize their university experience
and prepare them to serve a global

As members of an inclusive
we value:
* Excellence
* Leadership and Service
* Exploration and Creativity
* Respect for Others
* Diversity
* Communication
* Health


Global Understanding

& Diversity

Yulee Global Living
Learning Community

The goal of the Yulee Global Living Learning
Community is to develop globally competent
learners who:
* Exhibit awareness of one's own cultural
values, beliefs, attitudes, biases and
stereotypes, and the impact of these on others.
* Demonstrate knowledge about world
history, current events and global
economics, and sustainability.
* Acknowledge and respect the existence
of different cultural values, beliefs, and
* Recognize that people are interconnected
and globally interdependent.
* Communicate and collaborate effectively
in a cross-cultural environment.
* Accept responsibility for active world

This goal is met through a variety of
programs and activities planned by the
Housing & Residence Education Resident
Assistants and the Broward Area Faculty-
in-Residence, such as energy-conservation
competitions, study abroad programs,
international food and film nights, and
international game nights. See more about
the Yulee Hall Global Living Learning
Community at: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/

Culturally Sensitive Programs
for International Students

Guided by the Key Strategic Area on "Global
Understanding and Diversity," the UF

Counseling Center (UFCC) implemented
culturally sensitive programs to reach out
to international students. At the beginning
of each semester, they provided orientation
programs addressed towards international
student adjustment issues to various UF
offices, including the International Center,
Graduate School, Indian Cultural Institute,
Friendship Association of Chinese Scholars
and Students, and Taiwanese Student
Association. To further consolidate their
partnership with other campus stakeholders
to increase programs and services for
international students, they collaborated with
the International Center and campus Village
Housing and provided a series of workshops
deemed desirable by the international students.
International programming by UFCC this year
reached 955 students through workshops, 70
consultation contacts, and 22 campus events.

In the Counseling Center's clinical work,
international students made up 8.5% of
the UFCC clientele, which represented
an increase of 24% in service utilization
from the previous year. One of the unique
services that they provide is two support
groups for international students. One is
conducted in Mandarin to serve the largest
international student group at UF. To
help further understanding of international
student issues, they also collaborated with
other disciplines and conducted a research
project on international student advising. To
improve cultural competency for our services,
they conducted seminars to address skills
and approaches to work with international
students. Various programs were also
presented at the national level.


/ Foster a greater
understanding and
appreciation of diversity.

V Create opportunities
to prepare students to
meet the challenges of
an increasingly
inter-connected world.

/ Encourage and promote
an awareness of global
issues and opportunities
outside the classroom.



Global Understanding

& Diversity

The Division of
Student Affairs will
facilitate opportunities
for students to increase
their knowledge
and understanding
of globalization and
diversity issues.

Student Legal Services
Champions the Rights of
International Students

The attorneys at DSO's Student Legal Services
organized a full-day workshop designed to
educate international students on United States,
Florida, and Gainesville laws and statutes
that could have a direct impact on their lives
and ability to remain in the U.S. They also
successfully challenged a local apartment
complex's practice of charging tenants who did
not have a Social Security card a nonrefundable
fee of $1,000, a practice which clearly targeted
non-citizens. Student Legal Services not
only succeeded in the complex agreeing to
discontinue the practice, they also won back
money for all the students.

Multicultural Affairs Inaugurates
Three Diversity Programs

As part of the Dean of Students Office,
Multicultural and Diversity Affairs stepped
up its work in educating the campus about
diversity through the development of three
new major programs. More than 320 students,
faculty, and staff throughout the campus
engaged in authentic conversations about
diversity through the BEAD Who You Are
program, which uses the creation of colorful
beaded pins as a vehicle to facilitate exploration
about the salience of various aspects of personal
and collective identity such as race/ethnicity,
religion, gender, and socio-economic status.

Diversity Ambassadors offered 20 emerging
student leaders an intensive, five-week,
co-curricular course in which they explored
racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. and
beyond. Also, in a new collaboration with the

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UF Medical School, LGBT Affairs trained
130 first-year medical students to broaden
their understanding of the praxis of diversity in
patient care by learning about the experience of
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

GoinGlobal at the Career
Resource Center

GoinGlobal is a massive, Web-based research
tool used by the Career Resource Center (CRC)
to help students and alumni find international
employment and internship opportunities
abroad. Each country segment was developed
by a local career specialist and contains more
than 10,000 separate resources, including
recommended Web sites, detailed resource
descriptions, insider tips and professional advice,
global career forums and chat rooms, work
permit and visa regulations, correspondence
writing guidelines, embassy and consulate
listings, professional organizations, and advice
about culture and etiquette. This information
is updated daily by the GoinGlobal staff
and is available to all UF students 24/7 via
the CRC Web site at www.crc.ufl.edu/global.
This past reporting period, its first full year in
operation, 684 visitors accessed GoinGlobal
1,181 times, and with increased advertising and
staff promotions, it should be an even more
productive asset in the coming academic year.


Student Learning

& Engagement

Reitz Scholars Program

The UF Reitz Scholars Program, named in
honor of Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, UF President
from 1955-67, is coordinated by the Division
of Student Affairs. Each year up to thirty
undergraduate student leaders, representing a
broad spectrum of university life, are selected
as Scholars. The program, in its ninth year at
UF, offers a themed learning community for
its Scholars and faculty mentors. In addition to
regular meetings, the Reitz Scholars Program
provides opportunities for community service
and leadership development for these outstanding
students. Reitz Scholars are expected to model
the highest levels of student leadership at UF.

A Range of Opportunities from
the Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office (DSO) launched
many programs this year, including those
highlighted here. The first, through New
Student Programs, was a "Featured Speaker
Series" (with 2,120 total participants) intended
to further engage new students in a seamless
educational environment. Guest speakers,
including renowned experts on alcohol and
drug abuse, gender issues, nutrition, women's
leadership, and global educational initiatives,
offered first-year students unique messages
about a successful transition to college.

Off Campus Life launched the "Community
Advocates" program to provide an opportunity
for UF and Santa Fe Community College
students to learn more about crime prevention,
safety, the Gainesville Community, outreach,
and service. This collaborative initiative was
launched with the Gainesville and University
Police Departments. Eleven Community

Advocates completed the inaugural six-week
course, which focused on emergency preparation,
city codes, alcohol and the community, key
city services, tenants rights and responsibilities,
and much more. Community Advocates are
emerging leaders in their apartment complexes
and residential neighborhoods, helping to
start neighborhood watches, organize crime
prevention programs, and learn ways to give
back to their communities.

Leadership and responsibility were other
program themes. Spring 2007 marked the
fifth cohort of students who participated in
"Gatorship," a unique, often transformative
leadership experience for emerging and
experienced student leaders. Designed as
an intense, thought-provoking weekend
retreat where more than 60 participants and
student staff interact through team building
activities and group discussions, Gatorship
develops leaders "one Gator at a time" through
educational and participatory sessions. The
focus is on leadership issues in a multicultural
and global society at UF and beyond.

DSO offers an active student alcohol education
program. To educate students about the issue
of high risk drinking, since Fall 2002
UF has offered "myStudentBody.
com- alcohol," an interactive onlir.-
alcohol instructional program desi in._
to educate and screen students on
alcohol issues. UF now requires th ir
all undergraduate first-year and
transfer students who begin at UF
after Summer or Fall 2007 must
complete "myStudentBody.
com-alcohol" before advance
registering for spring


V Intentionally create learning
objectives for our programs
and services.

V Engage students in learning
opportunities outside the

Student Learning

& Engagement

Student learning

and engagement

involves the creation

of opportunities that

will encourage active

learning, involvement,

and discovery to foster

engagement and a

seamless educational


Financial Literacy Workshops
for Florida Opportunity

The UF Florida Opportunity Scholarship
Program (FOS) is designed to provide
scholars support in all areas of their
student experience. As just one aspect,
Florida Opportunity Scholars are required
to participate in a series of financial
literacy workshops designed to help them
manage scholarship funds and assist in the
renewal process for FOS. Provided by UF's
Student Financial Affairs, key components
of the workshops include budgeting, credit
card/identity theft, and scholarship renewal
requirements. Twenty-two workshops
are conducted each semester allowing
students to select the session best
suited to their schedule. The financial
literacy workshops are designed to be
interactive. Students are encouraged to
collectively contribute to the discussion
by providing solutions to the financial
scenarios posed. Fundamental principles of
sound money management are emphasized
to ensure a baseline level of knowledge.
This program is designed to enrich the
student experience and help scholars
manage their finances in school and
beyond with less stress and more success.

Student Leadership at the
Department of Recreational

The Sport Clubs Council (SCC),
comprised of eight students selected
from 41 Sport Clubs, has made great

contributions to the UF Sport Clubs
program. As part of our desire to foster
student learning and engagement, these
students make tremendous contributions
as decision-makers of an annual budget
allocation of more than $225,000.
The SCC also has been influential in
diversifying sport clubs by adding several
new clubs-Powerlifting, Baseball, Cricket,
and Softball. During the 2006-07 academic
year, SCC was charged with and completed
several challenging tasks-to revise the
SCC constitution to better serve and guide
our ever-evolving program and to develop
a classification system to establish a greater
sense of accountability and expectations
throughout the program. SCC members
have made a significant impact to the
Sport Clubs program, a testament to
their leadership skills and commitment to
making a difference.

During 2006-07 the department introduced
a Personal Training Certification Course,
developed and taught by qualified student
leaders within the fitness program and
designed to give students the background
to become certified personal trainers. The
course focused on enhancing students'
knowledge of exercise science, nutrition,
fitness assessment, exercise programming,
and instructional techniques. Students
gained expertise on fitness-related subjects
and were given the opportunity to be hired
as trainers with the department. These
achievements are powerful motivators, and
the confidence they gained made these
students better able to empower, motivate,
and challenge the individuals with whom
they worked.


Renovation of Cultural

In 2006-07 the Division of Student Affairs
spent $255,150 on renovations of the Institutes
of Black Culture and Hispanic and Latino
Cultures. These two facilities, which serve
students by offering a "home away from home"
and a way to learn more about the diverse
cultures of Black (African, African American,
and Caribbean) and Hispanic/Latino students,
are housed in historic houses on University
Avenue. The houses were both provided with
new heat pumps, new electrical outlets, and
sprinklers. Handrails were added to the exterior
to bring the buildings into compliance with
ADA regulations. Interior painting and new
flooring in both institutes was completed in the
summer, a process that allowed each institute
to update and strengthen its own unique
image and projected message. New furniture
was also acquired, which further enhanced the
atmosphere within both institutes and helped
attract new and returning students to these
important facilities.

Residence Hall Upgrades
and Renovations

The Department of Housing and Residence
Education (HRE) staff maintains 162 buildings
with 2,831,379 square feet of space. Buildings
range in age from six to 102 years old, with most
built from 1950-1970. Residence halls house
more than 7,500 students, and around 1,700
students and their families live in Graduate and
Family Housing. Living environments include
traditional residence halls, suite facilities, and
apartment facilities. Facilities include student
living areas, classrooms, study space, and space for
small-group and large-group programs, as well as
office space.

HRE staff is committed to providing
well-maintained facilities. To that end, on average,
$10 million annually is committed to facility
upgrades and repairs. In 2006-07, thousands
of renovation and repair projects occurred
throughout the year with a concentration of
major projects occurring in summer months when
fewer students are in residence.

A capital projects plan for each facility exists
that includes both immediate and future plans.
The major capital projects completed during
2006-07 include, but are not limited to, a $3.2
million major renovation of Yulee Hall including
bathroom renovations, window replacements,
fire sprinkler installation and alarm upgrades,
and renovations in support of the Global Living
Learning Community; bathroom renovations in
Thomas Hall; window replacements in Mallory
Hall; fire sprinkler installation and alarm upgrades
in Keys Residential Complex; and apartment
renovations in Graduate and Family Housing.

The Division will

maintain, renovate,

and construct

state-of-the-art facilities

to enhance learning

and encourage

community, as

well as support

an appreciation

of aesthetics and



Technology &

Process Improvement

The Division will

improve, enhance and

sustain the delivery

of services and

programs through

systems development

with cutting edge

hardware and software

acquisition and usage.

Department-Wide Progress in
Technology and Processes

Throughout the Division of Student
Affairs, continual improvements are made
to departmental processes and use of
technology. For instance, during 2006-07
the Department of Housing and Residence
Education (HRE) coordinated with the Dean
of Students Office to implement a new judicial
system in fall of 2007 called JAMS (Judicial
Affairs Management System) for UF. This
system greatly increases the efficiency and
optimization of student judicial processes and
allows for automatic tracking and notification
in judicial cases.

Research shows that today's students prefer
online resources for many services, and
electronic self-assessment tools are one way
the Division can assist students. This year, the
Counseling Center implemented online and
computerized personality and career assessment
instruments to aid in the counseling process.
Further, the Career Resource Center (CRC)
houses the Kuder Career Planning System,
which enables students to take free career
assessments to measure their interests, skills,
and values; research potential career options;
store personal and academic information;
search and save educational and occupational
data; build resumes; and access assessment
progress and results 24 hours a day from
anywhere in the world.

The CRC also provides a tremendous range of
electronic services to provide more information
and services to students anytime of day,
night, or weekends. Such services include
GoinGlobal, a Web-based research tool

that assists students and alumni in finding
internships and employment abroad; E-Career
Counseling, through which students can
chat with a CRC counselor online weekdays
and evening hours for assistance with career
exploration needs; Virtual Mock Interviews,
during which students use a Web cam and
microphone to practice interviewing skills,
respond to sample interview questions, record
and save their responses, get virtual coaching,
view alternative answers, and share links to
their interviews; and OptimalResume, which
helps students build and publish electronic
resumes and cover letters.

Departments also worked to transition
paper systems to electronic systems. Life for
students and staff at Student Financial Affairs
is easier this year since the transition from
paper to electronic financial aid application
is virtually complete. During 2006-07 SFA
prepared for a new paper-free system to kick
off in fall of 2007; rather than distributing
paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid,
SFA directed all UF student aid applicants
to FAFSA on the Web, the federal electronic
aid application. SFA also continued to refine
and expand online aid disbursement and
processing through ISIS, a technology highly
praised by students.

In addition, applications and contracts
for undergraduate campus housing are
now performed via the myHousing
portal, eliminating the delays and waste
inherent in using paper-based systems.
Room sign-up has also been moved to the
portal, simplifying the complex process
that was in place in the past. Good for the
environment, great for UF students!

10 ANNUAL REPORT 2006-07


& Collaboration

Florida Opportunity Scholars

"This scholarship has given me more than just
financial security, it has given me hope and the
possibility of success." -FOS recipient

The Florida Opportunity Scholarship (FOS)
Program was created to provide qualified
first-generation college students from
economically disadvantaged backgrounds the
chance to earn an undergraduate degree from
UF. The program assures that recipients'
financial need will be fully met with grants and
scholarships so that these students will not need
to work or borrow. As one FOS recipient noted,
"I am especially grateful that I don't have to
stress out about having to work long hours just in
order to pay for school, like so many people have
to do. Now I can just focus on my education."

The FOS Program is a collaborative effort,
primarily between the Office of the Vice President
for Student Affairs and Student Financial Affairs
(SFA). The program goal is to retain these
students and have them graduate at a rate equal
to or greater than the undergraduate population
at large. The first cohort of FOS students
is on pace to meet this goal, with ninety six
percent returning to UF for their second year.
Additionally, thirty five percent of first-year and
twenty seven percent of second-year FOS students

had at least a 3.5 GPA at the end of Fall 2007.
Recognizing the unique needs of
first-generation college students, an FOS
committee of faculty and staff from the
Division and from the AIM program, has
developed support strategies to ensure
academic success, engagement at UF, social
interaction, and a sense of belonging to the
UF community. These strategies include a
welcome reception with President Machen; an
FOS orientation; financial literacy seminars
presented by SFA; peer mentoring coordinated
by DSO; participation in SLS 1102: First-Year
Florida, a one-semester, one-credit course; and
other counseling and support interventions
related to academics and campus life.

Sideline Safety Zone

Following the tragic deaths of two UF students in
Jacksonville at the annual Florida/Georgia football
weekend-one each in 2004 and 2005-UF
officials took the lead in working with the City
of Jacksonville and the University of Georgia to
create a new initiative called the Sideline Student
Safety Zone, which began in Fall 2006.

The Safety Zone's concept was to promote safety
to UF fans traveling to the game and reinforce
responsible behavior through pre-game publicity
and on-site assistance. Two Sideline Safety Zone
locations were staffed outside the stadium in the
center of downtown Jacksonville. UF volunteers
worked throughout the night both Friday and
Saturday to assist approximately 2,000 students
and fans who were lost, separated from their
friends, in need of minor first aid, or sometimes
just disoriented. Many UF students recognized
the considerable effort that was required and
expressed their appreciation for the positive
nature of the Sideline Student Safety Zone.

Encouraging mutual


and purposeful

communication in the

Division as well as with

students, faculty, staff,

alumni, or local-global

communities is crucial.

By encouraging

collaboration to further

the Student Affairs

mission, the Division also

works towards synergy.

ANNUAL REPORT 2006-07 11


* Career Resource Center

MISSION: To assist UF students in achieving their life's
ambitions relative to career development, work experiences,
and employment opportunities.

General CRC Visitors 150,326
CRC Library Visitors 73,326
Individual Career Counseling & Advising
Career Counseling (Career/Major Decisions) 2,065
Career Advising (Job Search/Correspondence) 3,313
Extreme Resume Makeover 1,100
Mock Interviews Conducted 435
Graduate Student Outreach
Individual Counseling & Advising 408
Outreach Presentation Attendees 985
CRC Presentations & Outreaches
Seminar Sessions 471
Attendees 17,955
Gator Launch Minority Mentoring Program
Mentors 27
Student Participants 43
Seminars Presented 15
Credentials Requests (Program ended 1 June 2007) 466
Library Holdings
Books 2,150
Company Literature & Applications 480
Magazines 49
On-Campus Interview Program
Visiting Employers 453

Employer Interview Schedules
Individual Student Interviews
Career Showcase Attendance
Fall 2006, Employers
Fall 2006, Students
Spring 2007, Employers
Spring 2007, Students
CRC Website Activity (www.crc.ufl.edu)
Total "Hits"
Average "Hits" per Day
Total Visitors
Total "Unique" Visitors
Online Resources Accessed No. of "Hits
VAULT OnLine Library@ 6,365
GoinGlobal@ 1,181



Unique Visitors

* Counseling Center

MISSION: As an integral part of the academic mission of
the University, 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.

Counseling Services
Student Clients
Counseling Hours
Counseling Groups Offered
Triage Consults
Most Frequent Presenting Concerns
Relationship Issues
Academic Progress
Career/Major Choice/Future Goals
Percent Ethnic/Racial Students
African American
Asian American
Native American
Outreach and Consultation
Outreach Programs
Participants in Outreach Programs
Outreach Contact Hours
Consultation Contacts
Consultation Contact Hours



0 .03%


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* Dean of Students Office

MISSION: Engaging students and cultivating opportunities
for personal and academic achievement by providing service,
education, advocacy, and community building.

Disability Resources
Total Number of Active Students 1,851
New Students Registered 525
Accommodated Exams Administered 4,606
Number of Note-Taking Requests Coordinated 392
Student Judicial Affairs (SJA)
Total Cases Heard by SJA Fall 2006
and Spring 2007 1,790
Dean Certifications 2,290
Conduct Board Cases Advised 49
Multicultural & Diversity Affairs
Multicultural Student Groups Advised 15
Multicultural Student Groups Affiliated With 60+
University Minority Mentor Program Students 302
Visits to Institutes of Black and Hispanic/
Latino Cultures 9,895
Total paid in Assoc. of Hispanic Alumni
Scholarships through Institute of
Hispanic Latino Cultures $10,000
Students Participating in Cultural Leadership
Conferences 628
Students Served by Cultural Welcome Assemblies 4,700
UF Staff Members Educated by
LGBT Affairs Outreach 2,150
New Student Programs
Preview Freshmen Orientation 22 sessions/
6,809 students/
9,790 family members
Transfer Orientation 10 sessions/2,650 students
Family Weekend 1,950 participants
First-Year Florida Summer 2006 19 sections
First-Year Florida Fall 2006 75 sections
First-Year Florida Spring 2007 14 sections
First-Year Florida Speaker Series 2,120 participants
Center for Leadership and Service
Total Hours of Documented Service 72,081
Work Force Contribution by Student Volunteers
($18.77/hr. per 2006 Independent Sector) $1,352,960
Students Involved in Services 12,435
Community Partners Agencies 112
Florida Alternative Breaks Domestic
Service Hours 6,195
Florida Alternative Breaks International
Service Hours 1,120
Presidential Service Awardees
(over 100 hours of service) 32
Off-Campus Life
Students Assisted with Finding Off-Campus Housing 550

Student Legal Services
Students Receiving Individual Assistance
New Cases
Net Worth of Legal Services Provided
Money Recovered for Students
Notaries Performed


* Housing and Residence Education

MISSION: To provide well-maintained, community-oriented
facilities where residents and staff are empowered to learn,
innovate, and succeed.

Fiscal Year Budget $38 million
Facilities Maintained 162
Employees 315 full-time, 415 part-time
Single Student Housing
Standard Capacity 7,331
Expanded Capacity 7,554
Average Fall Occupancy 102-103%
Square Footage Maintained 1,924,690
Rental Rates *$1,257-$2,840/student, per semester
Rates include furnished rooms, all utilities, high speed
computer connection, local telephone service, CATV, and
general maintenance and custodial services.
Graduate/Family Housing
Number of Apartments 980
Square Footage Maintained 856,630
Average Occupancy 99%
Rental Rates **$364-$588/month
**Rates include local telephone service, cable television, water,
and sewage but not electric/gas.
Staff Programs Presented in Facilities (permits issued) 81
Staff Programs Presented in Facilities (points of contact)l 1,346
Student Leader Programs Presented in Facilities 317

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* J. Wayne Reitz Union

MISSION: To provide opportunities for students to
participate in athletic or recreational activities on a voluntary
basis. Through participation, it is hoped that each individual
will develop an appreciation of the worthy use of leisure time
and a wholesome attitude toward physical activity both while
in college and in future years.

Fiscal Year Budget

$3.94 million
full-time 27 / grads 19
part-time students 700

Visits to Recreation Centers
Indoor Facilities Maintained
Outdoor Facilities Maintained
Visits to Pools
Group Fitness Classes Per Week
Visits to Strength & Conditioning Facilities
Fitness Programs
Fitness Appraisals Performed
Intramural Sports
Sports Offered
Lake Wauburg
Ropes Course Participants
Hours Climbed on Wall
Sport Clubs
Active Clubs
Tournaments Hosted






MISSION: As an integral part of UF's educational mission,
to create diverse interactions and environments to cultivate
personal development and enhance the university experience for
students and the greater university community.

Fiscal Year Budget

full-time 74 / part-time 2
part-time student assistants 343 /
graduate students 6

Event Services
Meeting & banquet reservations
Event hours
Room nights rented (67% occupancy)
Game Room



hours of billiards 16,847 / games of bowling 58,278
video games played 70,469 / bowling classes 22
participants 726
Do It Reitz
packages sent 3,435 / pages of faxes sent and received 9,074
pages laminated 489 / booklets bound 1,136
copies made 202,281
Center for Student Activities & Involvement
Registered student organizations 745
Workshops 74
Consultations 145

Office of Off-Campus Programs
Reitz Union Board (RUB)
events 116 / in attendance 30,315
films 69 / in attendance 11,129
Travel & Recreation Program (TRiP) trips 54
participants 654
Arts & Crafts Center daily users 2,626
facility hours use by 498 members 6,271
Student Activities Center event permits issued 2,192
tabling permits issued 4,558
Gator Nights! participants 40,858
average weekly attendance 1,459
Leisure Courses classes offered 213 /
participants 1,492 the gallery exhibits 21 / artists 304 /
pieces of artwork 1,408
College Bowl Team 1st place, senior division,
NAQT regional /7th place, NAQT national
Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs
chapters 61 / sororities 26 / fraternities 35 / 4,978 student
members / chapter houses 36 with 1,329 residents / community
service hours 19,524 / units of blood donated 1,673 /
charitable donations $447,500

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* Recreational Sports

* 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.

Partnership in Action:

Division of Student Affairs

and the Family Fund

The Family Fund helps to support programs designed to
assist student learning, explore career possibilities, and
integrate students into service and leadership organizations.
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to helping
students become contributing members of society and
leaders in a global community.

Each year during the fall semester, the Family Fund
contacts the parents of every UF undergraduate student.
Parents are asked to consider donations to the UF Family
Fund as financial investments in their students as Student
Affairs staff work to achieve the goal of "Educating Leaders
for a Global Community." Funds raised through the
Family Fund campaign allow the Division of Student
Affairs to offer programs and services that enhance the
education of every UF student.

Total Aid Disbursed
Total Aid Recipients (unduplicated)
Total Aid Applicants
Percentage of Enrolled Students
who Received Aid
Need-Based Aid Disbursed
Non-Need-Based Aid Disbursed
Breakdown by Type of Funds
Scholarships (including waivers)
Breakdown by Source of Funds





The Family Fund

$175,000 -

$150,000 -

$125,000 -

a -r7 C=E

$100,000 $85,232

$75,000 -


$25,000 -

2003 2004 2005


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2006 2007 2008
unfinalized information for 2008

These accomplishments represent a small
sampling of the national, regional, and
state awards, recognition, committee
membership, leadership positions,
publications and presentations conducted
at professional conferences by UF
Student Affairs staff.

Norbert W. Dunkel, HRE, Co-Author.
Living green: Sustainable directions for
residential learning communities. In
Proceedings of VII Annual Greening of
the Campus Conference.
Norbert W. Dunkel, HRE, Co-Author with
Zdziarski, E.L., DSO, & Rollo, J.M.
2007. Campus crisis management:
A comprehensive guide to planning,
prevention, response, and recovery.
Lauren Daley, CRC, Ad-Hoc Manuscript
Reviewer, Career Development
Lauren Daley, CRC, Co-Author. Revising
the white racial consciousness
development scale. In Journal of
Measurement and Evaluation in
Counseling and Development, 39 (4),
Mary Fukuyama and Jamie Funderburk,
CC, Co-Developed "Psychology
of Intercultural Diversity," an
undergraduate course approved to be
taught through the UF Study Abroad
Program in Florence Italy, Summer A
Mary Fukuyama, CC, Chapter Co-Author.
Spirituality in counseling across
cultures: Many rivers to the sea. In
Counseling Across Cultures, 6th edition.
Jamie Funderburk, CC, Co-Author with
Moradi, B. 2006. "Roles of Perceived
Sexist Events and Perceived Social
Support in the Mental Health of Women
Seeking Counseling." In Journal of
Counseling Psychology, 52, 420-428.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, OVP, Co-Author.
Connecting to the Net.Generation: What
Higher Education Professionals Need to
Know About Today's Students.
Julie McMahon, HRE, Co-Author. Training
advisers. In N.W. Dunkel and C.L.
Spencer (Eds.), Advice for Advisers:
Empowering Your Residence Hall

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Sheu, H.B. & Fukuyama, M. (2007).
Counseling international students from
East Asia. In Handbook for counseling
international student, (pp.173-193).
Yanmei Zhang, HRE, Editorial Board,
Journal of the Professoriate.

Chris Bullins, JWRU, Chapter Advisor
of the Year, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
(accepted in Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
Chun-Chung Choi, CC, Division of Student
Affairs Superior Accomplishment
Award, Academic Personnel.
Farouk Dey, CRC, American College
Personnel Association Annual (ACPA)
Convention Award (for work on the
Mock Interview Program).
Julie English, JWRU, Reitz Union
Diversity Award.
Carlos Hernandez, CC, Recipient, C. Arthur
Sandeen Improving the Quality of Life
Award, Student Government.
Jill Keezer, JWRU, Recipient, Reitz Union
Leadership Award.
Leticia Martinez, DSO, Hispanic Student
Association Lifetime Achievement
Award, and Greek Advocate of the
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, OVP, Recipient, C.
Arthur Sandeen Improving the Quality
of Life Award, Student Government.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, OVP, Co-Principal
Investigator, National Science
Foundation, Research Opportunity

Natasha Maynard-Pemba, CC, 2007
Diversity Scholarship, Association of
Counseling Center Training Agencies.
Connie Pearson, JWRU, Division
of Student Affairs Superior
Accomplishment Award, Clerical/Office
Diane Porter, HRE, Division of Student
Affairs Superior Accomplishment
Award, Administrative/Professional.
Jaquie Resnick, CC, Lifetime Achievement
Award, Association for University and
College Counseling Center Directors.
Shari Robinson, CC, 2007 Diversity
Leadership Scholarship, Association
for University and College Counseling
Center Directors.
Patricia Shore, JWRU, Division of Student
Affairs & UF, Superior Accomplishment
Award, Administrative/Supervisory.
Wayne Walker, HRE, Division of Student
Affairs & UF Superior Accomplishment
Thomas Willingham, HRE, Division
of Student Affairs & UF Superior
Accomplishment Award.
Russell (Rew) Woodruff, CRC,
Division of Student Affairs
Superior Accomplishment Award,

Leadership Positions/
Ron Anderson, SFA, Peer Reviewer,
National Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators
(NASFAA) Standards of Excellence.
David Bowles, Rec Sports, NIRSA
Facilities Committee.


David Bowles, Rec Sports, Chair,
Alachua County Recreation
Coordinating Council.
Nancy Chrystal-Green, Rec Sports,
NIRSA Faculty for the School of
Recreational Sports Management.
Nancy Chrystal-Green, Rec Sports,
NASPA Award of Excellence Award
Category Coordinator.
Daintry Cleary, DSO, President,
University Student Legal Services
Association, Southeastern Region.
Stephanie Coyle, JWRU, National
Association for Campus Activities
South Regional Conference, Special
Events Showcase Coordinator.
Sarah Cunningham, JWRU, ACPA
Directorate Board for Commission
for Admissions, Orientation, and
First Year Experience (elected to
second term).
Farouk Dey, CRC, Chair, ACPA
Annual Commission for Career
Lisa Diekow, HRE, President-Elect,
Southeast Association of Housing
Norbert W. Dunkel HRE, Vice
President, Association of College
and University Housing Officers-
International (ACUHO-I).
Marc Falkenstein, Rec Sports, NIRSA
Intramural Sports Committee.
Karen Fooks, SFA, Lead Peer Reviewer,
NASFAA Standards of Excellence.

Karen Fooks, SFA, Representative-at-
Large, NASFAA Board of Directors.
Karen Fooks, SFA, Member, NASFAA
Finance Committee.
Karen Fooks, SFA, Member, Site
Selection Committee, Coalition of
State University Aid Administrators.
Karen Fooks, SFA, Member, College
Board Admissions in the 21st
Century Task Force.
Wayne Griffin, CC, ACPA Core Council
on Professional Issues.
Kevin Guthrie, CRC, Florida Career
Professionals Association
Conference Planning Committee.
Carlos Hernandez, CC, National
Latino/a Psychological Association
LGBT Hispanic Commission.
Pam Hightower, Rec Sports, Florida
Summit State Workshop, Program
Pam Hightower, Rec Sports, NIRSA
Region II Student Lead On, Program
Pam Hightower, Rec Sports, NIRSA
Nominations and Elections
Mark Hill, HRE, Chair, Exhibits
Committee, ACUHO-I/APPA Facilities
Jill Keezer, JWRU, Board Member,
Gainesville Commission on the
Status of Women.
Jill Keezer, JWRU, Board Member,
Planned Parenthood of North Central
Jill Keezer, JWRU, JWRU Strategic
Planning Implementation Team
Lisa Kendall, JWRU, Director of
Convention Programs, ACPA
Standing Committee of GBLT
Nora Kilroy, DSO, Chair, Planning
Committee, 2007 Best Practices in
Building University/City Relations
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, OVP, Region III
Knowledge Community Coordinator
and member of NUFP Board, NASPA.
Myra Morgan, OVP, Local
Arrangements Chair, ACPA/NASPA
Joint Meeting, Orlando.

Myra Morgan, OVP, Board Member,
Girls Club of Alachua County.
Jaquie Resnick, CC, Board of
Professional Affairs Chair-Elect,
American Psychological Association.
Jaquie Resnick, CC, Fellow, Society of
Counseling Psychology, American
Psychological Association.
Paul Schauble, CC, President, North
Central Florida Psychological
David Stopka, Rec Sports, NIRSA
Program Committee for the Facilities
Beth Waltrip, JWRU, President,
Gainesville Junior Woman's Club.
Beth Waltrip, JWRU, Member, 2007
Class of Finance and Administration
Leadership Academy.
Shontae White, JWRU, Member at
Large, National Association for
Campus Activities South Regional
Leadership Team.
Rick Wilder, SFA, Peer Reviewer,
NASFAA Standards of Excellence.
Rick Wilder, SFA, Member, Florida
Default Prevention Advisory
Rick Wilder, SFA, Member, Southern
Association of Student Financial Aid
Administrators Federal Relations
Saranette Williams, CRC, Chair, SACE
Volunteer Coordinating Committee.
Eugene Zdziarski, DSO, Vice President,
NASPA Region Ill.


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Tamara Cohen, DSO, Panelist, 2007 Best
Practices in Building University/City
David Bowles, Rec Sports, Facilities
Roundtable, NIRSA Region II
David Bowles, Rec Sports, Facilities
Roundtable, NIRSA National
Conference and Exposition.
Nancy Chrystal-Green, Rec Sports,
"How your work style can influence
your workplace," at NIRSA School of
Recreational Sports Management.
Nancy Chrystal-Green, Rec Sports,
"Behavior based interviewing," at
NIRSA School of Recreational Sports
Karen Fooks, SFA, "Simplicity in financial
aid," Presented at College Board
Karen Fooks, SFA, "Financial aid issue:
What presidents need to know."
Presented at American Council on
Education Fellows Spring Seminar.
Karen Fooks, SFA, "Getting your message
to the top." Presented at NASFAA
Administrators Annual Conference.
Karen Fooks, SFA, "When
does simplification become
over-simplification." Presented
at Eastern Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators Annual
Kevin Guthrie, CRC, "Winning the
marketing race," Presented at
2007 Florida Career Professionals
Association Conference.

Tom Halasz and JaNet Glover, CRC,
"Meeting you at the races," Presented
at 2007 Florida Career Professionals
Association Annual Conference.
Anide Harrigan, CRC, "Hispanics in
the Workplace," Latino Collegiate
Conference, March 2007.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, OVP, Co-Presenter
at Pre-Conference workshop. 2007,
April. "Reaching the Net Generation,"
Presented at the NASPA/ACPA Joint
Meeting, Orlando.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, OVP, Keynote
Speaker, Best Practices in Building
University/City Relations Conference.
Bill Mercer, DSO, Presenter, Stead
Leadership Seminar, University of
Azfar Mian, HRE, "Preventing Digital
Disasters: An Overview of Data
Security," ACUHO-I Annual Conference
and Exposition.
Diane Porter, HRE, Consultant,
"Developing First-Year Residence
Hall Programs," University of
Massachusetts, Amherst.
Shari Robinson and Natalie Indelicato, CC,
Co-Presenters with Williams, C. 2007,
April. "Enhancing the psychological
well-being and academic success of
first-generation college students."
Presented at the ACPA/NASPA Joint
Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Nora Spencer, DSO, Presenter,
Gainesville Status of Women Sexual
Battery Committee Conference.
Saranette Williams, CRC, "Hiring
Millenials for Your Workforce,"
Florida Society of Human Resource
Heather White, CRC, Co-Presenter, "The
Purple Cow" (on experiential education
programming), National Society for
Experiential Education.
Yanmei Zhang, HRE, Co-Presenter
with Sharon Blansett, Chun-chung
Choi, Rena Buchan, and Mohammad
Hussain. 2007, April. "Understanding
international graduate student
experiences in University Housing."
Presented at the ACPA/NASPA Joint
Meeting, Orlando.



Rec Sports

Counseling Center
Career Resource Center
Dean of Students Office
Housing and Residence
Office of External Relations/
Parent & Family Association
Office of the Vice President
Recreational Sports
Reitz Union
Student Financial Affairs

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