Diversity, inclusion and health equity University of florida college of pharmacy

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy strives to stimulate a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion within an exceptional community of students, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to developing leaders who respect, support and have a positive impact on all individuals.

hispanic heritage month celebration: September 15 – October 15

UF College of Pharmacy

Hispanic Heritage Month

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy celebrates the proud history and culture of our Hispanic and Latin American community.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Strategic plan


Student Recruitment

Recruit students, faculty and staff from diverse demographic and geographic backgrounds that reflect the populations we serve.

PharmD Orientation Aug. 14


College Climate

Create a college climate which is inclusive, supportive and respectful to all.

International Award


Global Presence

Increase our global presence to enhance our effectiveness as global citizens.

Global Health Mission Trip

UF College of Pharmacy Family stand together against racism and racial prejudices


A Message of Unity

Unity Video Screenshot Play Video

Student organizations

Student organizations in the UF College of Pharmacy provide opportunities for professional exploration and development. Several organizations specifically encourage and help underrepresented minority student succeed in pharmacy school and the profession. Through these organizations, UF College of Pharmacy students are building a community amongst each other and branching out into their local communities to serve others with their professional skills and expertise.

Organización Latina de Estudiantes de Farmacia


OLEF empowers pharmacy students to be innovators and leaders in the profession, transforming the Hispanic/Latinx community through service and education. We aim to create opportunities to develop leaders in pharmacy that will positively transform the lives of the increasing Hispanic/Latinx population in the United States. The organization will provide opportunities for the students to give back to the community and serve others with their acquired professional skills.

Puerto Rico Students

Student national pharmaceutical association

SNPhA – Gainesville

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, health care issues, and the poor minority representation in these areas. SNPhA plans, organizes, coordinates and executes programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational and social environment of minority communities.



SNPhA – Orlando

Student National Pharmaceutical Association is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, health care issues and the poor minority representation in these areas. SNPhA’s mission is to execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environment of minority communities by raising awareness and educating future pharmacist on how to address community specific health disparities. Through community engagement and professionally led skills workshops, they empower students to be a voice of change in the field of pharmacy.

SNPhA - Orlando

Black Lives Student Coalition


Black Lives Student Coalition, or BLS-C, serves to proactively facilitate conversations concerning racial bias and civil injustice in different aspects of our society, while furthering unity on the UF campus and beyond. We aim to foster an environment where students feel encouraged to inquire and be educated on issues facing the Black community. We provide the opportunity to learn from and impact black lives in hopes of creating well-rounded pharmacists that are equipped to provide equitable care to all patients in the future.

Black Lives Student Coalition


Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Graduate students seeking to enhance diversity, inclusion and representation among College of Pharmacy students by improving racial equity in research and scholarship, ensuring leadership’s commitment to graduate students, and cultivating an environment conducive to the success of a diverse student body.

UF Health Science Center

Diversity & Inclusion Student Council

A council committed to the advocacy of a diverse and inclusive environment within the University of Florida Health Science Center. We aspire to recruit, retain and support individuals across all identities to promote a diverse medical and scientific workforce, improving health care equity for all. Each college has a student representative from their clinical program and one from their graduate program on the council.

Pathway Programs

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy participates in multiple programs designed to introduce minority students to exciting careers in pharmacy, the health professions and academic research.

6-week summer program

Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program, or SHPEP, is a FREE summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions.

UF Health Summer Health Professions Education Program : The Pilot Year

10-week summer program

Summer Research at Florida Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida, or SURF, program is a ten-week, on-campus, research-intensive program that pairs undergraduate students with a faculty advisor and a senior-level Ph.D. student mentor.

Lina Cui



The ReTOOL program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented minority cancer scientists who will effectively address cancer disparities through outstanding biomedical cancer research enterprise.

ReTOOL Research Showcase


associate dean for diversity, inclusion and health equity

Dr. John Allen

It is important that we establish a sense of belonging for everyone associated with the UF College of Pharmacy, I am committed to learning about experiences outside my own to better understand and further develop an inclusive environment for everyone.

Dr. John Allen was appointed the UF College of Pharmacy's first associate dean for diversity, inclusion and health equity on Jan. 1, 2021.