Effectiveness and Purpose

Devise time management, wellness, and goal-setting strategies to achieve personal and professional goals.

There are several resources online that are designed to help you get to know Gainesville and UF.

You can also find out more about Gainesville on the following websites:

Taking care of yourself mentally by devising appropriate wellness strategies is fundamental for your overall health and ability to continue to succeed in your graduate program.

  • Gator Well focuses on preventative measures to help you plan and implement wellness strategies 
  • U Matter, We Care is another resource for any concern you may be having personally or academically
  • The Care Team is an office within the Dean of Students office that was created to care for every single individual that walks through this campus. The Care Area consists of many different resources, facilities. and success plans to allow every person to feel a part of this University of Florida community.
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers students who are also employees of the university (research or teaching assistantships) up to 6 free counseling sessions each year. The EAP also hosts helpful guides on various topics for mental wellness. 
  • Talkspace is a counseling app in which you have access to a therapist via text (HIPPA compliant).
  • The Counseling and Wellness Center (HIPPA compliant) offers: 
  • UF Wellness and Healthy Gators Coalition host links to organizations on and off campus that address many areas of wellness, including mental health.

If you are living with a disability (physical or mental), the following resources may help in providing accommodations for school and work (including as a RA/TA).

Privacy- Title IX

  • Concerns that fall under Title IX (sexual harassment, stalking, sexual discrimination, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic abuse, and more) must be reported to the Office of Title IX Compliance when disclosed to anyone affiliated with UF (faculty, staff, and more).

Privacy- HIPPA

The campus organizations that offer the most amount of privacy are those that are HIPPA compliant.

Crisis Services- On Campus

If you need immediate assistance for mental health issues, please dial 911 for emergencies.

If you are in crisis and it is not an emergency, there are several resources for assistance:

  • The Counseling and Wellness Center provides crisis counseling to all students. To access these services you can:
    • Call the office at 352-392-1575
    • Walk-in to their 3190 Radio Road location
    • Walk-in to their location on the 4th floor of Peabody hall (near the Plaza of Americas).

Crisis Services- Off-Campus

Off-campus and not affiliated with UF:

Physical wellness is as important as mental wellness for success in graduate school. 

RecSports has many resources to aid in your physical fitness goals: 

GatorWell offers wellness coaching as well as workshops on topics such as:

  • alcohol and other drugs
  • interpersonal violence prevention
  • sleep management

UF Wellness and Healthy Gators Coalition host links to organizations on and off campus that address many areas of wellness, including physical health.

If you are having physical health concerns, please visit the Student Health Care Center (SHCC) in the Infirmary building at 280 Fletcher Drive. The SHCC offers many services including:

  • individual appointments
  • self-help resources
  • telephone consultations for urgent care
  • immunizations
  • lab services
  • sports medicine services
  • radiology services
  • a pharmacy that can bill your student account for prescriptions and other medical goods

An integral part of being a successful scholar and professional is the ability to communicate with, appreciate, and amplify the strengths and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds. These include, but are not limited to:

  • preferred learning styles
  • race
  • ethnicity and culture
  • gender identity and expression
  • sexual orientation
  • disabilities
  • religion
  • age
  • socioeconomic background

Inclusion, diversity, equity, and access on-campus resources:

Completing your Individual Development Plan (IDP) will help you identify your goals in graduate education and plan your professional development during your training at UF to accomplish your career goals. The IDP page provides many helpful tips and resources to help you with this task.

Effective time management strategies are key to succeeding as a graduate student.

The Office of Student Financial Affairs offers multiple workshops a year to increase your financial literacy skills. Their website also has resources on:

  • budgeting
  • identity theft protection
  • financial tools

Human Resources hosts webinars on the topic of financial literary through the Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) program. Classes include:

  • planning for financial security
  • sharpening investment skills
  • federal student loan forgiveness

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) hosts Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction which provides financial education for Adults and Young Adults. The training is self-directed and covers topics such as the basics of borrowing money wisely, using a spending plan to achieve financial goals, and how to use banking products effectively.

The University of Georgia also has resources on topics that are of importance to graduate students such as:

  • budgeting
  • building an outstanding credit record
  • taxes
  • student loans
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