About DEI


Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of South Florida! Our office, which was formerly known as the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity (DIEO), is currently being restructured. In March 2021, President Currall announced that USF would be redirecting the compliance functions that used to be managed in DEI to a new Equity compliance unit. Subsequently, all functions related to equal employment, Title IX, and Disability/ADA compliance are currently managed in USF Office of Compliance and Ethics.

These changes are an opportunity for our remaining office to focus more on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and work more proactively to establish outreach initiatives both university and community wide. These initiatives may involve culture-change initiatives, programming, training and resources that build on our signature programs. I look forward to engaging with you as we work to re-imagine this office! We also encourage you to connect with us via e-mail or visit our office in Allen Building Room 172.

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President of Institutional Equity