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Posted by Angela Newland on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 9:29 AM

UCF faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14 - 21, 2016.


In collaboration with Volunteer UCF (VUCF), Graduate Student Association (GSA), and various campus partners, we are happy to announce the third annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2016. The week will take place November 14-21, 2016, and will include a week long donation drive, interactive educational events and impactful service projects focused on hunger and homelessness issues.

The main goals of the week are to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness on our campus and in our community, to educate individuals on resources available to assist those in need, and to encourage people to get involved to help overcome these social issues. The events will feature engaging activities, powerful speakers, community resources, giveaways and more.

We ask that you support this initiative by promoting and attending these events. We also hope you will join us and participate in the donation drive.

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Apply to be a UCF Cares Ambassador for the 23016-2017 academic year
Posted by Alexander Tompkins on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM

It is that time of year again! We are inviting any currently enrolled UCF student to become a UCF Cares Ambassador, and assist with building a Culture of Care, One Knight at a Time. Please click the link above to learn more about this exciting initiative!

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Coloring and UCF Resource Information: To Knights, with Love
Posted by Alexander Tompkins on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Please join us on 8/22/2016 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Student Union Atrium. We will be coloring a large #orlandounited banner and taking time to reflect as a community on the events of this summer. The completed banner will be displayed in the Student Union as an expression of the beauty that comes from an entire community standing together as one. In addition to banner coloring, there will be a popcorn bar, and letter writing to the UCF community. Other events will be occurring throughout the day in various locations around campus, including Rapid HIV Testing, Safe Zone Training, and a Blood Drive. We hope you will come out to show your support!

UCF to Remember Pulse Victims at Candlelight Vigil
Posted by Jordan Rogers on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:05 AM

The University of Central Florida community will join together Tuesday, June 14, to honor the lives taken during the act of terror at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

A candlelight vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memory Mall.

The event is being organized by members of UCF’s LGBTQ+ community with support from UCF Social Justice and Advocacy.

Speakers — including UCF President John C. Hitt, SGA President Chris Clemente and members of UCF’s Pride community — will address Sunday morning’s tragedy and talk about its impact on UCF and the community. Additional speakers will highlight campus services available for students, faculty and staff.

The names of the shooting victims will be read as candlelight surrounds Memory Mall.

Additional information about the event is available on its Facebook page. UCF also plans to Facebook Live the event from https://www.facebook.com/UCF/.

Free parking will be available in Garage A, accessible via University Boulevard.

Additional information about UCF observances and resources is available at http://www.ucf.edu/orlandounited.

University will be hosting on campus blood drive to support those impacted by acts of violence over the weekend.
Posted by Alexander Tompkins on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:54 AM

Our thoughts and condolences are with all affected by this act of violence.

Here are the updates and resources available at this time. Check ucf.edu for the latest information:

- At this time, we do not know yet if any of those killed or injured are UCF students or staff or faculty members. If you have any information about last night's attack at the Pulse night club, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

- If you are looking for a family member, please call the city's crisis hotline at 407-246-4357.

- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be offering debriefings each day this week in various locations and times across campus to help our UCF community process the overwhelming emotions felt by all. As these locations/times are confirmed, we will post them on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

- UCF police will have a more visible presence on campus over the next few days, but no threats to campus have been made at this time.

- UCF encourages the campus community and the public to donate blood at several on-campus drives this week.

- Big Red Buses from One Blood will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, in front of the Student Union and also at Bright House Networks Stadium. More information: http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-hosting-several-blood-drives-week

Here are some community resources in case you are in need over the winter break
Posted by Angela Newland on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:37 PM

If you are in need of shelter, meals, or additonal resources, please review some available to you in the community surrounding main campus. If you are in need of something you do not see here, please dial 211 for assistance. Student Care Services will be open until December 23rd, 2015 and will reopen January 4th, 2016.

Attend a week of events dedicated to the awareness of social issues surrounding hunger and homelessness
Posted by Angela Newland on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

We are excited to announce National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2015! The week will take place from November 16-22 and will include a week long donation drive, interactive educational events and impactful service projects. The main goals of the week are to raise awareness of hunger and homeless on our campus and in our community, to educate individuals on resources available to assist those in need, and to encourage people to get involved to help overcome these social issues. We hope you will join us for our events and participate in the donation drive! The events will feature engaging activities, powerful speakers, community resources, giveaways, and more! The events are worth up to 1000 LINK Loot points and qualify as LEAD Impact events. For more information on our events please click on the title to view our graphic or visit the Volunteer UCF Knight Connect events calendar https://ucf.collegiatelink.net/organization/vucf/calendar If you have any questions or concerns please contact Todd at Todd.Currie@ucf.edu

Here are some job opportunities off campus
Posted by Angela Newland on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Looking for a job, but can't seem to find one on campus? Our AmeriCorps VISTA found some opportunities close to campus.

Check out programming from our partners during Summer B session
Posted by Angela Newland on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Summer is here which for some means fewer classes and more free time. Get acquainted with offices on campus by getting involved in programs, workshops, giveaways and more!

A cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault.
Posted by SDES IT on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM

It's On Us is a rallying cry inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It’s a declaration that sexual assault is not only a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play. We are reframing sexual assault in a way that inspires everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. We are asking everyone to create an environment, be it a dorm room, a party, a club or a sports team, or the greater college campus, where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Together Against Sexual Assault
Posted by SDES IT on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

NotAlone.gov features information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. Click explore to find a crisis service, learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.

Parking Services is Now Hiring
Posted by SDES IT on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Parking Services is currently hiring five students. Please refer to the information below to learn more.

  • When: March 24th through April 4th
  • Description of Job: The position is to assist guests with parking, ensure pedestrians are using the proper crosswalks or sidewalks, and assist with traffic control in parking lots and garages during special events on the UCF campuses.
  • Positions Available: 5
  • Requirements/Qualifications: Requirements consist of being able to lift at least 20 lbs, have a clean background, since we do work with the UCF Police Department, have a strong sense of customer service, work all of the home football games and UCF Commencements.
  • Hour Requirements: Must sign up for at least two events per month
  • Contact Information: Please send a resume to Manuel Guerrero at Manuel.Guerrero@ucf.edu if you are interested in knowing more about the position or wish to apply.
Congratulations to Diana Bateman!
Posted by SDES IT on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Congratulations to Diana Bateman for her wholehearted support as a friend. She was nominated by Care Team student member, Shelby Olson. She writes, “As I was going through a very rough transition in my life this month, Diana took time out of her full-time class schedule, 25-hour work week, and other time commitments to spend time and talk with me and support me through listening to my struggles so that I could properly cope. Diana not only supported me as a friend, but she also made a personal sacrifice with her time to make sure that I would be able to properly move on from my personal struggles.”

Posted by SDES IT on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Congratulations to William Butler! He is the current president of the Active Minds chapter here at UCF and has done a fantastic job in taking the organization to the next level. He leads the chapter in planning various events on campus that helps decrease the stigma around mental health issues. Their most current project was called PostSecretU. Active Minds PostSecretU is a campus-based community art project where students submitted anonymous secrets for display. William has organized weekly tabling events at the Union to continually increase awareness around mental health issues and making sure students are aware of the mental health resources on campus. Check out their Facebook page to see more of what the organization does as well as all the organizing and planning Mr. Butler has accomplished.

Care in Action Winners for December 2013
Posted by SDES IT on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

LEAD Scholars Peer Mentors: This is a group of students who are selected at the end of their first year at UCF to serve as mentors for our first year LEAD Scholar students. These 22 students work in and out of the classroom with a group of 15-25 students helping them to get adjusted to UCF. The Mentors plan social, tag-along and service events with the freshmen students outside of their classroom requirements.

For the past 2 weeks the peer mentors have set aside time in their busy schedule to meet one on one with each first year student for at least an hour. In student development theory, we recognize that this is the most difficult time for students getting adjusted to college life, roommates, relationships, peer pressure and grades. The mentors have done a fantastic job of providing a positive outlet for students as well as campus resources to address concerns or issues. This time has also allowed the LEAD Scholars program staff to identify any student who might be at risk for academic or personal issues. The mentors are true advocate for their fellow Knights.