Our Vision

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VISION: To establish NSBE Gator Chapter as both the premiere Black organization and most outstanding engineering society at the University of Florida and abroad through exemplary administration, effective communication, academic & technical success, membership integration, and financial vitality.

  • Exemplary Administration
      • Ensure proactive, metrics-driven approach to organizational business
      • Shift the organization from being meeting-centric to being program-centric
      • Superb alignment with the National Society’s organizational structure, governing documents, directives, initiatives, and best practices
      • Promote unity and maximize impact through collaboration with other diversity student organizations and engineering societies at UF
  • Effective Communication
      • Enhance the Chapter’s branding through dynamic, professional use of printed, digital, and social media
      • Develop and launch a mobile app with push technology to better facilitate the communication of significant information
      • Use innovative tabling strategies and classroom presentations to attract potential members
      • Use strategic avenues to advertise events and programs (i.e. reservations for banner space, NEB poster space, chalking, bulletin boards, UF department LISTSERVs, GatorConnect, Gator Times, The Independent Florida Alligator, The Gainesville Sun, WUFT, etc.)
      • Revamp website to increase interactivity and accessibility of information
      • Increase transparency between the 5 zones; between the Chapter, Regional, and National levels of NSBE; and between the different categories of membership (NSBE Jr./Collegiate/Professional)
  • Academic and Technical Success
      • Increase proficiency of elementary and middle school students in math and science
      • Shift programmatic focus to better encompass technical excellence of Collegiate and NSBE Jr. members
      • Educate members about the categories and benefits of Academic Pyramid of Excellence (APEx)
      • Increase the number of applicants, and the yield rate of students accepting offers of admission to the University of Florida
      • Capture metrics, statistics, and feedback to assess chapter programming and understand the needs of members
      • Bridge the divide between STEM majors and the Gainesville community through consistent T.O.R.C.H. and PCI programming
  • Membership Integration
      • Implement best practices for increasing membership recruitment and retention with a focus on freshman and transfer students
      • Enable members to serve on committees and task forces to develop leadership skills and provide greater support for the Executive Board
      • Recognize outstanding service and accomplishments through awards, scholarships, and/or presentations at meetings
      • Provide peer, faculty, and professional mentoring to members to assist them in academics and professional development
      • Strengthen our alumni network through greater engagement with our graduate student chapter and graduates of the undergraduate chapter
      • Build and maintain a healthy, family atmosphere in which members have a strong support system
  • Financial Vitality
    • Effectively leverage resources and funds allotted to us by the College of Engineering, Student Government Finance, and Student Activities and Involvement
    • Ensure that proper financial protocols are in place and in accordance with the College of Engineering and Student Government
    • Forge new corporate partnerships through active, year-round solicitation with a focus on local industry
    • Foster existing corporate partnerships by giving better returns on investment
    • Provide direct support to chapter programming through effective marketing strategies and repurposing of operating expenses

“Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.” – Nelson Mandela