Diversity and Inclusion

Partnerships and Pipeline Programs

USF Anthropology actively seeks partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the United States. Through these arrangements, we seek to attract and identify prospective students; expose students to graduate training in applied anthropology; provide opportunities for anthropological fieldwork experiences; and create a “pipeline” to increase enrollment of underrepresented students at USF, which is also a priority in the Department of Anthropology. 

The effort entails a commitment of faculty time for mentoring, exchanging ideas with colleagues and counterparts about recruitment and retention, and sharing information about field schools, courses, and workshops. It also involves the distribution of recruitment materials about USF graduate programs and opportunities. 

We currently have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college located in Daytona Beach, regarding a graduate recruitment pipeline. Through a consistent and ongoing relationship advanced through the sharing of graduate program information, we encourage Bethune-Cookman students to strongly consider USF for graduate studies in Anthropology.

In addition, we have built a relationship with the University of Texas at El Paso, one of the largest Hispanic-serving institutions in the country located in one of the largest binational communities in the world.