UFF supports the rights of all Floridians to learn without authoritarian control and to exercise their constitutional freedoms as Americans
Today, the faculty and graduate students who make up the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) affirm our intention to stand in defense of all members of the higher education community in the face of extremist, authoritarian attacks from Florida’s executive and legislative branches. Florida’s students, families and communities deserve better than the lies and misinformation flowing unstemmed out of Tallahassee.
We stand with, support and defend Florida’s universities and colleges in their efforts to support DEI initiatives and programs, not just because those programs are vital to ensuring broad access to higher education. Real defense of viewpoint diversity means defending the rights of everyone, regardless of their political or ideological beliefs, to live, work, teach and thrive in Florida’s higher education system.1.25.23-UFF-Press-Release-Academic-Freedom-FINAL