Welcome to the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at the University of Florida!
UF hired its first CDO in 2018 and the office officially opened in July of that year.
The CDO serves as an advisor to the president and his cabinet and provides leadership, expertise, and vision for the university’s coordinated model for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA). The Office of the CDO supports institutional change through initiatives including APLU Aspire IChange and AAAS SEA Change, UF’s mentoring efforts, Crucial Conversations, among others.
A network of campus diversity liaisons (CDLs) support the work of the CDO and advance IDEA initiatives in their colleges and units. Most colleges and units have their own IDEA or DEI committees that are working to advance inclusion, diversity, equity and access at the University of Florida.