Town & Gown was founded in 1982 to develop stronger relationships between the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the community that it serves. It’s made up of women from the community,Town (T – 60%) and women from the university, Gown (G – 40%). Town & Gown is a community-based, friend-raising organization, our members are ambassadors for UCF. We champion the university and all its facets through events, listening and learning from talks presented by subject experts, via social media and in-person communication.


  • Board of Directors adopted 60% town and 40% gown goal for Active membership; the Council is a community-based organization
  • Interested persons are invited to join after attending two events
  • Those interested in UCF’s vision, mission, goals, academics and programs are encouraged


  • To provide a forum for connecting the community / Town and the University / Gown
  • To provide information about the University
  • To encourage the building of relationships

Role of an Ambassador


  • Keep informed about the University
  • Spread the Word about the University’s accomplishments
  • Connect the University and the community


  • To develop friendships in an intimate setting
  • To create excitement about programs and people
  • To come away with meaningful knowledge
  • To develop networks

Looking Forward

  • Increase partnering with other UCF entities
  • Target membership and institute mentor program
  • Target audience for programs
  • Connection with student experience and success


Town and Gown Council was founded in 1982 for the purpose of developing stronger relationships between the University of Central Florida and the community that it serves.

The purpose of the Council shall be to serve as an extension of the University of Central Florida, acting as a liaison for communication between the University and the community.

The Council is a community-based organization. All Council members serve as goodwill ambassadors for the University of Central Florida.


Our growing university is one of the top assets in Central Florida and is continually impacting all facets of our community. Town & Gown is committed to communicating this message and bringing positive recognition to UCF.

T & G Scholarship

In 1989, Town & Gown established a scholarship endowed in the name of “Town and Gown Council.” From the endowment each year, Town & Gown awards scholarships to deserving, non-traditional students. The Council has made the scholarship award one of its priorities.