Santa Fe College

Campus Facts & Figures

out of 5

The Campus Pride Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. How is this calculated?

Region: South
City/State: Gainesville, FL
Locale: Medium City (100,000 to 500,000)
Student Population (FTE): 18,271
In-State Tuition: $1,281.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $4,594.00
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Institution Type:
Baccalaureate College/University
Public/State University
Community College
Nonresidential Campus

LGBTQ Student Opportunities


Colleges and universities want LGBTQ students, faculty and staff to be out and proud as part of the diversity of the campus community.  The Campus Pride Index provides campuses the opportunity to come out as LGBTQ-friendly and take responsibility for continually improving their LGBTQ campus climate. 
The Campus Pride Index features LGBTQ student opportunities by highlighting the positive work within higher education across the country. Prospective students and families may choose the best LGBTQ campuses searching the tool based on area of study, cost, location, type of campus and LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programs and practice for their college search.  
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Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

Santa Fe College is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the public. In 2021 Santa Fe College celebrated the opening of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center on the College’s Northwest Campus. Providing a space focused on fostering diversity and inclusion without bias was a critical step to cultivate a vibrant student life experience for LGBTQ+ students at SF. The dedication of students and faculty working together across multiple departments ensures this project and future endeavors to expand LGBTQ+ services across campus are successful and embraced by the College as a whole. Students, staff and faculty provide support to the Center and worked closely with the library, counseling center and academic advisors to curate a list of local resources for students. The Center builds upon the bond created through the previously established LGBTQ+ Affinity Group for staff and faculty in 2019. This group strives to provide a welcoming and affirming space to attract, represent and retain LGBTQ+ faculty and staff at SF.

Our Synopsis

At Santa Fe College, we provide a well-rounded experience in all aspects of LGBTQ+ student life. We have a diverse, caring, and active LGBTQIA+ community. The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climate survey conducted in Spring 2019 revealed15% of students responding to the survey indicated they identified as LGBTQ+. As such, we aim to promote an inclusive campus, advocate for equitable policies for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students, promote visibility on campus and provide social and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and allies. We have accomplished greater awareness through use of the Safe Zone training program for faculty and staff. Through the LGBTQ+ Center, students can explore the lending library, browse literature, talk with staff and experience a place on campus they can feel safe to be themselves. Some celebrations and activities promoting greater awareness for our LGBTQ+ community have included activities for World Pronouns Day, Pride Month and participation by SF’s Access and Inclusion Committee alongside faculty and staff in the Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival. We welcome you to visit and discover all the ways you belong at SF.

Highlights & Organizations


Admissions Office

Santa Fe College Admissions Office

Office of Admissions
Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street

Gainesville, FL 32606

Phone: 352-395-7322

Admission Application Deadline:

Email Campus Admissions

Overall Campus Pride Index Score

The Campus Pride Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for safer, more inclusive campus learning environments. The index tool has been tested extensively since 2001 and recently updated with new, higher LGBTQ national benchmarks in 2015. 

The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. Campus Pride commends the campuses participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving higher education for LGBTQ people.

Santa Fe College
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors

Sexual Orientation Score
3.5 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
4 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
3 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
3 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
1 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
4 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
1.5 of 5
Sections greyed out mean the campus does not offer those services

LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner
Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents
Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents
Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms
Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms

LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment

Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students
Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services
Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone
Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people
Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues
LGBTQ alumni group

LGBTQ Academic Life

LGBTQ studies program
LGBTQ specific course offerings
Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship
New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues
New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues
LGBTQ faculty/staff organization

LGBTQ Student Life

LGBTQ & Ally student organization
LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization
LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority
Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities
Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues
Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive career services

LGBTQ Campus Safety

Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes
Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention
Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization
Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues
Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues
Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence

LGBTQ Counseling & Health

LGBTQ counseling/support groups
Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff
Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing
LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy

LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention

Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs
LGBTQ student scholarships
LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life
Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies
Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources

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