Initiatives and Priorities


Student Well-Being

Through the perpetuation and continued development of a holistic and compassionate continuum of care, SDES provides students and the UCF community with crisis response procedures and protocols that are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines; harm reduction based prevention strategies; and a dynamic support network to positively impact student retention and personal and academic success.

Student Access and Opportunity

Through carefully developed enrollment strategies, SDES will implement collaborative processes and leverage technology that supports the university mission to provide access to an ever-expanding community of diverse and academically talented students.

Student Learning and Success

Through curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, SDES will facilitate a wide range of face-to-face and online intentional interventions, academic success programs and services that engage students in accessible, holistic development opportunities that drive retention, persistence and degree completion.

Student Career Readiness and Post Baccalaureate Success

Through the application of a multilayered approach that includes career exploration, co-curricular learning experiences and employability skill development, students will be equipped with the necessary tools for success in the world of work, professional school or graduate school.

Student Advocacy, Equity and Inclusion

Through valuing equity, diversity and inclusion and challenging injustice, SDES is committed to building an inclusive campus community where civil discourse is encouraged and the welfare of all members is not constrained by identity, background characteristics, group membership, political affiliation or positions on issues of substance.