Your safety is our priority

At UF, we have departments working together across campus to ensure your safety. So you can work hard and rest easy knowing you’re in great hands. We have one of the largest university police forces in the nation and a full-service student health care center. UF takes great pride in providing a caring campus culture - as part of our U Matter We Care commitment. Assistance for students in distress is available 7 days a week. On top of that, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center is available to listen and help 24/7. Below you’ll find some of the programs and services that comprise our commitment to you on campus and beyond.

U Matter, We Care

At UF Every Gator Counts. U Matter, We Care serves as UF’s umbrella program for UF’s caring culture and provides students in distress with support and coordination of the wide variety of appropriate resources. Families, faculty and students can contact umatter@ufl.edu seven days a week for assistance for students in distress. 


Counseling & Wellness Center

As the primary provider of mental health services on campus, the Counseling & Wellness Center offers high quality coun­seling and psychiatric care as well as developmental and preventative services to UF students.

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Disability Resource Center

Acting as a resource for students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities, the disability resource center helps to provide a support system and empower students to achieve their dreams.  By creating opportunities to educate the campus community, the Disability Resource Center helps make the University of Florida an inclusive environment for all who attend.

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Field & Fork Pantry

The newly established pantry assist’s members of our campus community who experience food insecurity. The pantry was created for the Gator Good and helps inform students, faculty and staff about sustainable food practices as well as with the knowledge of making balanced food choices.

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GatorWell Health Promotion Services

GatorWell is a health education leader on campus, using health promotion strategies to educate UF students about health and wellness topics relevant to the college experience and create the next generation of Gator leaders.

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Public Safety

As one of the largest university police departments in the country, the UF Police Department is an integral part of UF’s greater mission to maintain a safe and secure campus.

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GatorSafe App

The University of Florida Police Department’s mobile safety application that provides students a “safety tool box” to enhance their personal safety. Download on iTunes or Google Play.


Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports offers experiences that enrich the lives of University of Florida students through excellence in facilities, fitness, sport, adventure and play. We are committed to fostering leaders, encouraging life-long healthy lifestyles and developing meaningful relationships.

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Student Health Care Center

The Student Health Care Center is an outpatient clinic of licensed, board-certified medical providers working together to ensure students stay safe, informed and healthy on campus.

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UF Health

UF Health is the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, improving individual and community health through research, innovation and technology. With a people-centered approach, UF is finding solutions to the world’s toughest health problems and teaching the next generation of Gators to be leaders in the medical field.

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