- Provide leadership and promote policies which enable students to succeed in academic, financial, career and personal matters.
- Model the highest standards of professional and public service.
- Improve communication and openness.
- Foster a community where diversity is valued, nurtured and respected.
Diversity enriches the educational experience. UF administrators, faculty and students learn from those whose experiences, beliefs, and perspectives are different from our own, and these lessons can be taught best in a richly diverse intellectual and social environment.
The leadership of the law school is completely committed to developing, ensuring and improving the diversity at the UF Law and communicates this commitment through many of the college's publications and correspondences, including regular email, weekly newsletter, the website and conferences. To communicate the historical perspective of diversity efforts at the college, a "wall of distinction" in the college's legal information center features a chronology of the school's diversity efforts and the accomplishment of distinguished minority alumni.
In addition, UF Law created a Community Relations and Diversity committee that is composed of faculty, students and staff who serve in an advisory capacity to the dean and the entire Levin College of Law community. The committee is a vehicle for systematic and periodic assessment of the quality of life of the law school community as a whole and for our minority groups with in the community. This committee is focusing on creating a policy statement for the classroom and community climate, a "Student Bill of Rights Statement", a "Student Contract," a "Faculty Professional Responsibility Statement," creation of a mediation process, and recommendations regarding the need for educational programs and any other areas of related co