University Organizations

UCF CHDR logo with Eye of Providence and circuit board pattern

Center for Humanities and Digital Research

The purpose of CHDR is to initiate and support both advanced research and teaching in the arts and humanities and interdisciplinary scholarship across the university. The institute provides space, resources, expertise, programming and digital research support for anyone seeking to:

  • collaboratively address issues of central concern to our time and place,
  • to connect history to the present,
  • and to explore new ways of understanding, and educating others about, the diversity of cultures and ideas in our society and around the globe.

UCF Center for Ethics

UCF Center for Ethics

The College of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Philosophy have partnered with the Office of Research to create and lead the UCF Center for Ethics. The faculty-driven Center for Ethics will sponsor research, lectures, conferences, and other academic projects that explore ethical issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. The work of the center will focus on important initiatives not only from the university and its colleges, schools and departments, but also other institutions and research centers.

Student Organizations

UCF Philosophical Society

UCF Philosophical Society

The UCF Philosophical Society was formed as an official UCF student organization in August 2002. There are regular meetings and new members are welcome from all disciplines. Please visit the Philosophical Society’s Facebook for more information.

The advisor for the UCF Philosophical Society is Dr. Michael Strawser. The officers are the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.

Religious Studies Club

Religious Studies Club

The Religious Studies Club mission is to spread knowledge and understanding of the various religions as well as cultures from all over the globe by offering an exciting way to meet new people and to truly look at every religion from different point of views.

For more information, visit their Facebook group.


UCF Ethics Bowl Team 2019

UCF Ethics Bowl Team

The UCF Ethics Bowl team has been competing regionally and nationally since 2004. Teams compete by arguing the ethics of social, political and moral issues relevant to our world today, with an end goal of learning from both one’s own team and from the competing groups. The UCF Ethics Bowl team won the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition in 2011 and the Mid-Atlantic Regional in 2018. They have qualified to participate in the national competition in 2019.

To participate, contact Dr. Michael Strawser,