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The Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity “YouNF Week” seeks to engage the campus community in the celebration of diversity and inclusion through a week-long series of programs and activities. “YouNF” Week aims to unify the student body as we embrace being our authentic selves. We each have a unique role to play in creating an inclusive and diverse campus community. Just like the University motto states, there really is “No one like YOU” here, and we want to celebrate all that YOU bring to UNF. SAID “YouNF” Week is open to all students. We personally invite you to attend at least one or all of our diversity-focused events and help us promote diversity and inclusion at the University.




Monday, January 15

Poster with Martin Luther King Jr

MLK Day of Service

7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 


Volunteer with SAID as we participate in United Way’s MLK Day of Service. For more information about our selected projects or to sign-up, stop by our office or email Interested volunteers must sign-up by 5 p.m., Thursday, January 11. Transportation to and from the University will be provided. In Partnership with Housing and Residence Life & Center for Community Based Learning.  


Tuesday, January 16

Trans@UNF poster


11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Union Meeting Room 3806 (58W/3806) 

Join the LGBT Resource Center and Department for Diversity Initiatives during YouNF week for a discussion about policies and procedures that affect transgender and gender non-binary students including the preferred name option. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about the options available at UNF either for themselves or to support others. Panelists include Andrea Adams-Manning, Student Ombuds and Assistant Dean of Students, Dr. Gordon Rakita, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Academic Technology, and Jasmine Elise Graham, Student Assistant. Check out the LGBT Resource Center's official Facebook page for more information.


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“The World First Told Me I Was Different...”: A Storytelling Extravaganza

1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Student Union Ballroom A&B (58W/3703AB)  

At some point in your life journey, a time arose where you suddenly realized some aspect of you did not align with society’s expectations. We invite you to engage in this learning exercise by briefly recalling your first experience with difference and hearing the stories of others. Co-Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and International Center.  


Wednesday, January 17

Poster for Market Day Experience 2018, a black camera with a red heart

My Diversity Is...: Market Day Experience

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Osprey Plaza  

Stop by the SAID table at Market Day to tell us what makes you unique in a photo, then come see your photo displayed at the YOUnity Fest on Thursday as a part of our My Diversity Is…Mural.


poster for younf week's i-dinner

I-Dinner: Breaking Bread Across Difference 

6:30 – 8 p.m., Student Union Ballroom A&B (3703AB)   

Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and explore why some differences make you uncomfortable while enjoying a multicultural meal. Co-Sponsored by the Interfaith Center.


Thursday, January 18

promotional image for Sankofa 2018

Sankofa Traveling African American History Museum

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Student Union Ballrooms (3703)    

Haven’t been able to make it to Washington D.C. to see the National African American History Museum yet? No worries! Stop by this special traveling museum to learn about the unique and rich heritage of African Americans. Presented by the Black Student Union 


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YOUnity Fest 

7 - 9 p.m., Student Union Ballrooms (3703)

We all bring something different to campus but together we form our Osprey flock. Come out for an evening of games, music, food and fun as we celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Co-Sponsored by Campus Life. 


Friday, January 19

International Center image for Welcome Back Bash 2018

Welcome Back Bash

11 a.m. - 3 p.m., UNF Nature Trails Picnic Area

Students are invited to join international students and recently returning study abroad students as they share about their experiences during this festive gathering. Hosted by the International Center.

group of students meeting for Friday Lounge

Friday Lounge 

2 - 4 p.m., The Spot (Building 2, Suite 2100)

Join us as we head up to the Women's Center for the popular weekly discussion.  Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Center