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The Office of the Vice President for Access and Community Engagement offers students at the University of Central Florida the opportunity to enhance their interpersonal and professional skills through events, programming and workshops on various topics

Student Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the main mental health campus agency designated to provide culturally and trauma-informed services, free of charge, to currently enrolled-health-fee paying students. We seek to strengthen student success by minimizing the interruption of learning caused by mental health concerns. During normal operations, CAPS offers initial assessments, brief individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and educational presentations on a variety of topics, crisis intervention, and professional consultations to staff, faculty, students, and parents. CAPS offers daily walk-in services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or physical status.

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UCF Cares

UCF Cares is an umbrella of care-related programs and resources dedicated to fostering a caring community of Knights. However, it takes all of us from students to staff, from faculty to friends, to show that we care about one another. The goal of the UCF CARES initiative is to build a culture of care one KNIGHT at a time. We are all UCF and need to do our part in connecting any fellow knights in distress to appropriate resources.

UCF Cares Focus Areas include:

Safety and Wellbeing Services
Violence Prevention
Mental Health Support

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Campus Faith and Ministries & Humanist and Secular Services

Campus Faiths & Ministries (CFM) is a network of faith-based organizations dedicated to meeting the personal, religious and social needs of university students, faculty and staff. Humanist and Secular support services provides resources, advocacy, and pastoral care from a Humanist perspective. Each organization seeks to enrich lives by providing opportunities for growth through fellowship, educational programs, worship services, recreation, entertainment and the development of one’s faith.

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Multicultural Student Center (MSC)

The MSC’s mission is to create a more inclusive and equitable campus environment that enriches the university experience through actively supporting multicultural and intentional programming. The MSC strives to promote awareness and strengthen cultural competency and social responsibility by encouraging the educational exploration and challenge of societal norms that enable students to explore the varied concepts of multiculturalism.

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Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS)

The mission of Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) is to maximize student success by assisting Multicultural and First-Generation College Students in their transition to UCF and by connecting with the University community and our partners to promote and facilitate academic support services and programs. It is comprised of many services and programs, including the First Generation Program, the Brother to Brother Program, the Multicultural Transfer Program, and the Knight Alliance Network.

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Office of Student Involvement (OSI)

The mission of the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) is to provide quality programs, services, and leadership opportunities that enrich students’ academic endeavors and enhance the campus environment. Students and staff collaborate to develop programs and services which encourage student’s personal growth, to promote civic responsibility, to embrace differences, and to connect students to the campus and the community.

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Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) views disabilities as an integral part of the rich culture at the University of Central Florida. To that end, they work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for students. Staff at SAS are happy to discuss any course or campus barriers that may be preventing access to education and an equitable campus experience for students.

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Student Government (SG)

The Student Government is a representative body modeled after the United States government. Through its Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, the Student Government aims to represent student issues and concerns at all levels of university decision making. Through governmental affairs divisions, committees, and professional lobbying firms, SG ensures that the student voice is not only heard but taken seriously.

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Student Health Services

UCF Student Health Services provides low-cost health services to the UCF community and are funded, in part, by the student health fee. The Student Health Services staff includes two sports medicine physicians, three psychiatrists, two gynecologists, two dentists, five primary care physicians, four physician assistants, six advanced registered nurse practitioners, two dietitians, pharmacy staff, nursing staff, alcohol and other drug counseling staff, laboratory staff, and radiography staff.

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Military and Veteran Student Success (MVSS)

The Military and Veteran Student Success, or MVSS, is a one-stop solution to student veteran needs. At MVSS, their goals are to: ensure access to all available campus resources; provide study space and special tutoring; help UCF faculty and staff understand the unique needs of student veterans; and provide the tools that students need to stay on track and finish their degrees.

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