IFAS Diversity and Inclusion


Highlighting Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Efforts in the IFAS Community


List of Programs/Initiatives (May 2019).

Contact the presenter for additional information regarding their program and the ability to offer it in your unit.

Some examples from the IFAS list of programs/initiatives include:


Broadening Participation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM through a Hybrid Online Transfer Program

Doris Duke Scholar Program


Search Advocate Program

IFAS Dedicated Immigration Consultant



Ally Skills Workshops ( sample)


IFAS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

The University of Florida is committed to creating a community that reflects the rich racial, cultural and ethnic diversity of the state and nation. Towards this end, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida is committed to providing a welcoming and respectful environment for all students and employees.

The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group, facilitated by the Director of IFAS Human Resources, brings leadership to the IFAS diversity initiatives.
The committee has a three-part mission:
1) meeting the objectives initiated by the UF Diversity Officer,
2) enhancing cultural competency in IFAS, and
3) promoting efforts to understand and enhance equity through teaching, research and extension

The committee consists of a cross section of respective areas of IFAS and members were nominated by IFAS Deans.


The Committee is charged to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Develop and maintain an effective ongoing employee educational program designed to foster and ensure a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for all.
  • Assess IFAS efforts focused on diversity and recommendations for development to meet the diverse needs of the University’s students and faculty.
  • Assess recruitment and employment and development policies and practices.
  • Plan and participate in programs highlighting IFAS’s commitment to diversity such as speakers, exhibits, presentations, and campus initiatives.
  • Collaborate and liaise with appropriate units on campus, such as the Disability Resource CenterMulticultural and Diversity AffairsUF Office of Graduate Minority Programs, Multicultural Student Organizations, International Student ServicesOffice of Veteran Affairs, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and UF Training and Organizational Development.
  • Publicize IFAS ‘s diversity efforts through use of collateral material, such as, posters, banners, and bookmarks.
  • Maintain a Web presence.
  • Develop an Annual Action Plan in collaboration with Administration
  • Submit an Annual Report, in support of the annual Florida Educational Equity Act Report.

List of Committee Members

Other Resources

Includes Checklist and Table of Contents and Resources for Recruiting Candidates


IFAS Faculty And Staff Diversity Data