Serving 50,000+ Gators and their families takes much effort. While the Dean of Students Office boasts on the most dedicated staffs at the University of Florida, their work is only made possible by the tremendous effort and commitment shown through the students we work with. Whether the connection is through a volunteer involvement opportunity, leadership position, or as a student employee the value they provide is unquantifiable. Students helping students is an important part of making sure that Every Gator Counts at UF. Please take time to explore some of the ways undergraduate students can become connected and involved with the Dean of Students Office to make an impact.

Campus Diplomats implement programs that target students new to the University of Florida. These programs include Family Weekend, Weeks of Welcome, Welcome to the Gator Nation, and Welcome to the Sunshine State. Other programs are aimed at personalizing the University through outreach programs for professor appreciation and family housing with events such as Apple-4-U and Haunted Housing. The organization is comprised of students that are involved in all aspects around campus who come together to serve as hardworking representatives for the Dean of Students Office.

Learn More: https://campusdiplomats.dso.ufl.edu/

A First Year Florida Peer leader is a student leader on campus that is committed to helping new students make a successful transition and assisting them in making connections at the University of Florida. More than a teaching assistant, Peer Leaders are co-instructors and take responsibility for facilitating SLS1102: First Year Florida, leading group discussions, planning outside events, and getting to know students individually.

Learn More: https://transitions.dso.ufl.edu/first-year-florida/peer-leaders/

The Student Honor Code Administration (SHCA) is a student government organization that provides free assistance to all members of the University of Florida community who are participating in the student conduct process. The students who comprise the Administration have been trained to assist with both Conduct Code and Honor Code cases. This service can be especially helpful for students who may be uncomfortable discussing their situation with professional staff members and would rather discuss it with a peer.

Learn More: https://sccr.dso.ufl.edu/about/shca/

Orientation Leaders, or Preview Staffers, are undergraduate students who are selected through a competitive interview process to serve as role models for incoming Gators. They trained to be experts in academic advising, student involvement, and community expectations. They take on the responsibility of representing the University of Florida and starting the tradition for over 7,000 new students and nearly 10,000 family members.

Learn More: https://orientation.dso.ufl.edu/involvement/preview-staff/

Participation on our Student Conduct Committee provides students with a unique opportunity to develop critical thinking, information analysis, leadership, collaboration, and communication skills among others. Made up of faculty, staff, and students from all over campus, this group hears all types of cases involving alleged violations of the student honor code and student conduct code. Students apply and are interviewed and selected by staff in Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and Student Government. The committee hears all evidence, ask questions and make a recommendation on whether or not the student or student organization violated the student conduct/honor code and if so, recommend appropriate sanctions to the Dean of Students.

Learn More: https://sccr.dso.ufl.edu/about/conduct-committee/

The University of Florida Dean of Students Office creates a culture of care for students, their families, faculty and staff by providing exemplary programs and services designed to enhance students’ academic and personal success. Students considered for this position must receive Federal Work Study or be eligible to receive Federal Work Study in order to apply.

Learn More: https://dso.ufl.edu/involvement/student-employment/

ith over 70,000 Gators and not 1 to spare, the U Matter, We Care initiative serves as a recognizable umbrella for care related programs and resources for those in distress. U Matter, We Care extends UF’s caring culture by educating our community about signs and symptoms of distress and providing those in distress the appropriate resources. The U Matter Ambassadors are a group of student leaders who are dedicated to supporting their fellow Gators and to spreading awareness about the U Matter, We Care initiative to other students across campus.

Learn More: http://www.umatter.ufl.edu/about/ambassadors