Diversity & Inclusion
As a part of the USF community, we pledge our allegiance to USF's "Principles of Community" and "Commitment of Honor". We also adhere to our department's "Diversity and Inclusion Values Statement," which reads:
The University of South Florida Department of Sociology is committed to academic freedom, constructive discourse, and the cultivation of a diverse and inclusive scholarly community where the dignity and value of all persons are respected. We strive to live this commitment and display it in our interactions with one another. We acknowledge that discrimination and oppression disadvantage some groups while privileging others in academia as well as society. We value research that seeks to understand and address barriers faced by underrepresented or marginalized groups, teaching that promotes the development and success of all students, service that builds inclusive communities, and efforts to recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff.
On Juneteenth Day, 2020, the department released a "Diversity and Anti-Racist Action Statement," which was composed collaboratively by the department leadership team and our newly constituted Diversity Committee.