Student Involvement

The University offers many diverse opportunities for participation in extracurricular activities and encourages the development of student interest groups and activities. Prominent campus activities include Campus Activity Board events, Homecoming activities, Argo Arrival (welcome week), student organization events including fraternity and sorority recruitment, and community service programs. These and other campus activities can be found using the University Calendar and in ArgoPulse, the University's online student involvement resource.

Involvement in extracurricular opportunities is a vital part of student life at the University of West Florida. The University officially recognizes over 160 registered student organizations that extend learning from the classroom into real-life situations as students learn to work in teams with a diverse membership, plan events, develop budgets, promote activities, and have fun. Several organizations prepare teams and projects to participate in regional and national competitions in their fields of interest. Students may also start their own organization or student interest group by contacting Student Engagement. Student Engagement maintains an online service called ArgoPulse that provides links to opportunities for student involvement.

The University also offers extracurricular activities in recreation, music, theatre, and various other organizations. 

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Intercollegiate Athletic program comprises of competitive teams in fifteen sports: men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis; and women’s teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, and volleyball. Additional information may be found at GoArgos.com.

The Argonauts compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, the Gulf South Conference (GSC), and the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference (NSISC). Championship playoff opportunities are provided in each sport. Each team plays a full schedule of competition with schools throughout the southeastern United States. The Argonauts have won 109 total conference championships (105 GSC and four NSISC) and 30 GSC All-Sports Trophies. The Argonauts have won ten national team championships and 24 individual national championships.

The University sports facilities include the UWF Field House (1,000 capacity), The Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex hosting twelve lighted tennis courts, Jim Spooner Baseball field (2,500 capacity), UWF softball complex (800 capacity), UWF soccer complex (1000 capacity) and Pen Air Field (approximate 6000 capacity). The UWF Aquatic Center has an Olympic-size, heated swimming pool, with two 1M and one 3M springboards. 

University of West Florida Title IX Notice

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex and/or gender in federally funded programs or activities. The University of West Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and/or gender in its educational programs or activities. The University’s policies related to Title IX and Equal Opportunity can be found here: Title IX and EO policies.

In addition, most University employees (both faculty and staff) are considered Mandatory Reporters under the Title IX Policy. Mandatory Reporters are required to immediately notify the University’s Title IX Coordinator in the event that a student or employee discloses any alleged sexual violence, sexual misconduct, or gender-based discrimination to him/her/them.  Confidential resources are available via the UWF Counseling and Psychological Services and the Employee Assistance Program.

For inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and the federal regulations associated with the law, or to inquire regarding your status or responsibilities as a Mandatory Reporter, please contact a Title IX Coordinator.

Students, faculty, staff and applicants who believe that they are being discriminated against or harassed on the basis of sex and/or gender can seek advice, assistance, report incidents, and/or file complaints with any of the following individuals:

Dr. Vannee Cao-Nguyen
Associate Vice President, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Building 19, (850) 474-2388, vcao@uwf.edu

Aurora Osborn, MA, ACP, FRP
Interim Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Building 18, Dean of Students Entrance
(850) 474-2914
aosborn@uwf.edu

Meghan Barter
Associate Athletic Director
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Building 54
(850) 474-3055
mbarter@uwf.edu

Jamie Sprague
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Building 20E, (850) 474-2156, jsprague@uwf.edu

Dr. Mary Anderson
Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Building 11, (850) 474-2384, manderson@uwf.edu

Dr. Michelle Williams
Interim Vice Provost
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Building 10, (850) 474-2728, mwilliams@uwf.edu

Additional Information about Title IX can be obtained from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Education. OCR's contact information is available on the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights website or 1-800-421-3481.