Graduate Student Diversity Organizations​

Asian Graduate Student Organization (AGSO)

“The Asian Graduate Student Organization serves as a network to improve the quality of life for Asian graduate students at UF through professional development opportunities, social networking, encouraging student involvement, and more.”

Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)

“BGSO helps Black graduate and professional students foster meaningful and lasting relationships that aid in academic achievement and success.”

Gator McKnights Unite (GMU)

“The purpose of Gator McKnight’s Unite (GMU) is to facilitate networking opportunities, intellectual development, and the increase of African American and Latino citizens with Ph.D. degrees, by serving matriculating UF Florida Education Fund (FEF)- McKnight Fellows. The University of Florida consistently hosts the largest number of FEF fellows that all other Florida FEF- funded research institutions.”

Graduate Student Organization 

  • The GSO provides a forum for graduate students to address issues at the University of Florida and develops activities including  education, recruiting, and philanthropic efforts. 
  • The organization has two officer positions dedicated to diversity. ​Please feel free to contact them:
    • Julien (Jay) Habif []
    • Gabriela Peguero Kushner []

Health Queer Association (HQA)

“HQA is a LGBTQ health interest group open to all students involved in the health sciences at University of Florida. We strive to educate tomorrow’s providers and eliminate inequities in health care while fostering community among LGBTQ students and allies”

Latino-Hispanic Organization of Graduate Students (LOGRAS)

“LOGRAS seeks to promote the development of Latino/Hispanic graduate students by fostering meaningful professional as well as collegiate relationships.” 

Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives 

“The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) is a function of the Graduate School dedicated to recruitment and retention of underrepresented graduate students. This includes increasing the number of UF graduate students from underrepresented ethnic/racial populations, low-income or first-generation college students, as well as advancing and promoting professional development for all graduate students at the University of Florida. OGDI strives to provide currently enrolled graduate students with programs and services to assist and support the pursuit of a successful graduate education. OGDI provides students with social, informational, referral, and in some cases, financial support. OGDI maintains partnerships with administrative offices, academic units, research centers, student services, and organizations across campus to help students with the graduate experience.”

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

“SACNAS promotes diversity in STEM fields by providing students from diverse backgrounds with opportunities to participate in leadership roles, mentoring, professional development training, and networking.”