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Friday, March 6, 2009

UF’s Colleges with a Conscience website launches

Borrowing the theme “Colleges with a Conscience” from Princeton Review’s tally of schools with outstanding community involvement, the University of Florida has a new resource for its external and internal communities.

The University of Florida Colleges with a Conscience website serves as a one-stop location for anyone who wants to learn more about the various, diverse and long-time community service initiatives sponsored by the faculty, students and staff in every college.

“This website is the first of its kind at UF culling together—in one location—the amazing community outreach efforts being performed by each of the 16 colleges, and the auxiliaries of the University of Florida,” said Florida Bridgewater-Alford, director of community relations and manager of the project.

Due to the size of UF, it’s vital that faculty and staff members in all the colleges are aware of their colleagues’ outreach activities. The website has already served to educate college faculty, students and staff on the outreach efforts campus-wide.

Reaching out to the community is a tradition at the University of Florida, which is a land-grant institution. Serving its neighbors is central to its goal of being an excellent university. UF's outreach actively addresses needs, issues and concerns. These efforts ultimately sustain a better quality of life for our communities.

The online resource can be found on the College with a Conscience website.

The remaining seven colleges are working on their individual sites to be included. If your college’s web designer or information technology coordinator has questions, please contact Florida Bridgewater-Alford at 392-4567 or