Applications

The University of Florida Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to student leaders at the University of Florida. The UF Hall of Fame is reserved for those students who have shown truly superior leadership and achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the University of Florida community.  Through their involvement as student leaders, it is clear to all who encounter these students that they are set apart from other outstanding student leaders as especially deserving of this unique honor. The UF Hall of Fame is limited in size to no more than 25 students in a given year.

  1. Applicants must be classified as a senior or above, or be a graduate or professional school student at UF, or have graduated from UF in December 2016.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time or for the minimum number of hours required for graduation if they have not graduated.   
  2. Applicants must have been a full-time student more than half the time in attendance at UF.
  3. Applicants must excel in at least two of the following:
    • Leadership Qualities/Significant Leadership Role
    • Participation in Student Activities
    • Service to the University of Florida
    • Academic Achievement
  4. All applicants must complete the electronic application and turn in at least one letter of recommendation (electronically to SaraT@ufsa.ufl.edu) by the deadline. A total of two letters may be submitted. These recommendations must be from individuals directly related to the applicant’s accomplishments or service during their time at UF, typically faculty or staff or a community member. Letters of recommendation from students (or peers) will not be accepted. It is preferred that letters of recommendation be submitted electronically in PDF format by the deadline.
  5. Applicants should list only accomplishments (not just involvement) during their enrollment at the University of Florida. Review your resume and essays carefully; the committee is not simply looking for a ‘laundry list’ of student organization titles, but contributions and achievements which made the University of Florida a better place after you finished the experience. In short, provide the outcomes and added value of your experiences. The committee is looking for how UF was improved for other students or increased in value, not just how you grew as a person or skills you personally acquired.
  6. Applicants must be free of conduct probation or pending conduct hearing. 
  7. All undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0. Applicants in the College of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Medicine must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA. All graduate applicants must have a minimum graduate cumulative 3.25 GPA. Applications from students with GPA’s below these minimum requirements will not be considered.
  8. Students will be recommended for induction into the University of Florida Hall of Fame by a Selection Committee appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. The decisions of the selections are final. 
  9. Persons having any questions about this process should contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 392-1265, or send an email to myram@ufl.edu
  10. Applicants agree by participating in the process to have their academic records and discipline records examined by the Selection Committee.
  11. Applicants waive their right of access to submitted materials and letters of recommendation under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by applying for Hall of Fame.
  12. Applications that are incomplete in any way or submitted after the deadline established for the selection process, or not in compliance with items above, will not be forwarded to the Selection Committee for review.

The deadline is Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 4 p.m.