The Gators for Gainesville serves the Honors Program and its members by providing an informational hub for community involvement and fostering the invention of student-led initiatives. The organization facilitates a diverse range of existing community involvement opportunities, while also supporting member’s initiatives. Gators for Gainesville members have served populations and organizations across Gainesville, some of which include the Annasemble Community Orchestra, St. Francis House, Keep Alachua County Beautiful, The Repurpose Project, Project Downtown, local schools, and more.

Gators for Gainesville is the winner of the 2024-2025 Honors Student Organization of the Year 


Gators for Gainesville is an organization devoted to community service, student-led initiatives, and providing Honors students with opportunities to connect with each other and their community.

How to Join

Join us at our General Body Meetings (GBMs) on the first Monday of every month from 6:15-7:15 PM at Marston! Reminders with more information on date, location, etc. will be available on our social media. Membership, GBMs, socials, and volunteer events are open to any current Honors students. Members will be able to earn community service hours, earn Honors Enrichment points by reaching 50+ hours, make friends, find community connections, and best of all have a positive impact on the Gainesville community. For more information on events, visit our Instagram @gatorsforgainesville or see our other contact information below.

Membership is open to current Honors students. All Honors students are welcome to attend any GBM and service event hosted by Gators for Gainesville. 


2023 – 2024 GFG Executive board:

  • President: Zachary Fairnington
  • Vice President of Initiatives: Thomas Weese
  • Vice President of Marketing: Dhruv Patel
  • Vice President of Community Involvement: Zaid Syed
  • Vice President of Finance: Matthew Nebenzhal

Faculty Advisor: Kristy Spear

Active members can apply for leadership opportunities. Executive board members are elected at the end of spring and serve the subsequent summer-spring semesters. Directors work under the executive board, collaborating with the vice presidents to organize and run areas of leadership. Directors are chosen by application on a semesterly basis. Details for applying will be communicated toward the end of fall and spring semesters.


For more information, see our social media and GroupMe via our LinkTree or reach out to our founder and President, Zachary Fairnington (, for more information.


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