Department of World Languages

Statement From the USF Department of World Languages

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World Languages is a department of many languages and cultures. As such, we stand with our colleagues and students and say: “No More”

 Our department:

  • condemns the police practices that resulted in the killing of George Floyd. 
  • condemns violence against the Black community and peaceful protesters seeking justice and social change. 
  • recognizes that what we are witnessing now is the result of many years of systemic racism and discrimination. 

Our department: 

  • will not stand for mistreatment based on race, national origin, religion, age or sexual orientation.
  • will fully support our undergraduate and graduate students and stand against discrimination.
  • reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and urges all members of the department to join in this effort.
  • is committed to reaching out and listening to the experiences of faculty, staff, and students of color.
  • will actively seek guidance in the support of people of color and move toward a more inclusive departmental and campus community. 

We (the faculty and staff) are determined to undertake these steps.