Mission Statement

The Gator Nation is everywhere! The Gator Nation includes not only alumni of the University, but also all Gator fans. All Gators can easily connect to the Gator Nation locally through the Portland Gator Club®. The Portland Gator Club® is an affiliate organization of the University of Florida Alumni Association. There is no cost to join the Portland Gator Club, however, there are many benefits to joining the UF Alumni Association, and a small portion of your Alumni Association membership dues is returned to the club. 

Our mission is to foster and enhance the relationship between the University of Florida, its alumni, students and friends in the city of Portland and its surrounding areas, and to support the university’s mission of teaching, research and service as determined by the University of Florida Board of Trustees by fostering and enhancing the relationship between the University of Florida and its alumni, students, and friends. The Central Florida Gator Club is dedicated to giving back to our community and the University to maximize the educational opportunities of the current and future students.