Student Involvement

Being involved on campus is an important part of a college education. It is the best way to connect to the university, to make new friends, to have fun, and to maximize what is learned in the classroom. Below is a list of various opportunities that are available to students.

HHP Graduate Student Organizations

HHP Ambassadors

The Ambassadors are a select group of students in the College who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics and student leadership. These students represent the college at a variety of events, including alumni reunions, football tailgate parties at HHP and the Scholarship Convocation.

Contact: Stendley Auguste and Ben King, Co-Recruitment Chairs

Gator Sport Management Club

GSMC offers UF students a forum which promotes both professional and favorable working relationships and networking opportunities between students, faculty, alumni and business professionals within the sporting industry.

Contact: Andrew Piper, President

Graduate Student Advisory Council

Organized to unite the graduate student body and to advocate on behalf of all graduate students in CHHP. GSAC provides a safe forum for the expression of views of the graduate student, facilitates collaborations and interactions among graduate students; provides mentoring relationships and general support for incoming and current graduate students; and plans orientations and social events to welcome incoming graduate students and maintaining relationships with current graduate students.

Contact: Tony Delisle, President

Hospitality Honor Society

The Hospitality Honor Society promotes professional development of its members within the Recreation, Parks and Tourism field of study. We visit hospitality and event facilities, host guest speaks, participate in service activities and peer networking events.

Contact: Katelyn Routt, President

Leisure Education And Parks Students (LEAPS)

LEAPS promotes and encourages the development of students in the profession of recreation, leisure, & event management. LEAPS hosts many socials and professional development meetings for its’ members. Other activities include fundraisers and service projects.

Contact: Kathryn Gay, President

Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization

The goals of SATO are to increase awareness of athletic training, foster the interests of its members, and support the local community by volunteering at athletic events and spearheading other service projects.

Contact: Elizabeth Scott, President

Student College Council

The HHP Student College Council serves as a liaison between the students, faculty, clubs and organizations and student government. Through the dissemination of information, funds and opportunities, the Student College Council is determined to support and advance the collective goals of the college’s students and its clubs and organizations. We strive to promote mutual understanding, communication, cooperation, and coordination among various departments, faculty, clubs, honoraries, and students as represented by their respective members.

Contact: Hannah Mora, President


UF On-Campus Organizations/Clubs

The Department of Student Activities and Involvement is home to a diverse group of over 975 Registered Student Organizations. Student organizations at the University of Florida have critical impact on the student experience providing opportunities for leadership development, social interaction, entertainment, and education. So whether its dance, religion, political, recreation, research, cultural, music, adventure, or even special interest, there is an organization for you! To view a complete list of all organizations, click here.

UF Community Service

The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) provides the structure and resources to prepare students to become productive citizens and assume roles of leadership and service in a culturally diverse and increasingly complex society. The CLS fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with its greater community in action, change and learning. To learn more about the Center for Leadership and Service, click here.

Volunteer in Gainesville, Florida

If you want to make a difference in the community, you can explore various volunteer opportunities through Gainesville Volunteer. This website was created to help those in the Gainesville community get involved using their talents and skills.

Graduate Assistants United

Graduate Assistants United is a labor union that represents all Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and other Graduate Assistants at the University of Florida. To learn more about Graduate Assistants United, click here.