Advisory Committees & Councils

Presidential Advisory Committees report to the USF President about issues of relevance to the USF committee.

ABOUT

The Presidential Advisory Committees report to the USF President about issues of relevance related to the diverse communities of USF. The Presidential Advisory Committees meet regularly to discuss prominent issues and challenges and serve as an important source of guidance to the USF President. They are also consulted to provide expertise on their respective communities, when necessary.

JOIN

Presidential Advisory Committees are of great importance to the university and our mission and we always welcome new applicants to join. Please complete this form to formally apply for membership. Applications should be submitted by the end of May each year for a membership term beginning at the start of the following fall semester. Applications are reviewed annually every summer.


COMMITTEES & COUNCILS

Presidential Advisory Committees

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COMMITTEE ON BLACK AFFAIRS (COBA)

Charge: The Committee on Black Affairs is responsible for advising the President on matters affecting black faculty, staff and students of the University. The committee shall also be responsible for advising the President regarding the University's relationship to the black community. This includes monitoring "quality of life" issues as they relate to the climate within the University. The appointment to this committee is done by the University President.

Upcoming Events:

No upcoming events at this time.



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Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (CISOGI)


Charge:
The President's Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) is charged to (a) advise the President on matters pertaining to issues of sexual and/or affectional orientation as they pertain to USF faculty, staff, and students; (b) evaluates and monitors the university environment for problems and issues related to these matters. The appointment to this committee is done by the University President.

Additional Goals:

CISOGI seeks to support LGBTQ+ individuals and communities at USF through acknowledging achievements, raising visibility, sharing information, and enhancing connection. CISOGI also advocates for meaningful policy change, resource allocation, and competency training that enhances the university’s ability to develop and maintain the thriving of USF’s diverse LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, alumni and community partners.

Upcoming Events:

April 13, 2022
Lavender Graduation

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STATUS OF LATINOS (SoL)

Charge: The Status of Latinos (SoL) Committee is a Presidential Advisory Committee responsible for advising the USF President on matters affecting Latino students, faculty, and staff of the University. The SoL Committee is also responsible for advising the President regarding the University’s relationship with the Latino community.

Upcoming Events:

October 2022
USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards

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STATUS OF MEN (SOM)

Charge: The Status of Men Presidential Advisory Committee is charged with investigating, assessing, and recommending actions to increase the rate of degree progression and timely degree attainment among male undergraduates at the University of South Florida.

Upcoming Events:

No upcoming events at this time.

  

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Committee on Accessibility

Charge: The Committee on Accessibility is charged with advising the President on matters pertaining to ability, accessibility and disability as these issues pertain to USF faculty, staff, and students, and evaluating and monitoring the university environment for problems and issues related to these matters.

Upcoming Events:  

No upcoming events at this time.

 
 

Community-Based Advisory Councils

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AFRICAN AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

The vision of the African American Advisory Committee is to promote, empower, and enhance the quality of university life and educational opportunities for and success of African American students at the University of South Florida.

The mission of the African American Advisory Committee is to serve African Americans who are matriculating at the University of South Florida or who are interested in attending the University by providing financial assistance; admission assistance; and mentoring to help them achieve admission to and graduation from the University of South Florida. By doing this, the Committee assists the University by providing students the information and skills to be successful in a multicultural and global society.

Upcoming Events:

April 21, 2022
Kente Awards

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Latin Community Advisory Council

The vision of the Latin Community Advisory Council is to assist USF in becoming a leading university in the education of Hispanics.

The mission of the Latin Community Advisory Council is to serve as a bridge between the University and the Hispanic Community; to assist the University in increasing the number of Hispanic faculty and decision-making administrators, and the number of Hispanic students enrolling and completing their degree at USF; and to inform USF about the needs and value of Hispanics in order to respond to the impact of the growing Hispanic population in or community, state, and nation.

The council will, therefore, advise the President on USF's issues, programs, and initiatives, both internal and external, as they relate to Latinos/Hispanics. In addition, the Committee will assist the President in linking various Latinos/Hispanics organizations and individuals in the community, locally, regionally, and internationally, for purposes that will further USF's mission and strategic plan. Finally, the council will assist the President by serving as champions of the University of South Florida in the Latino/Hispanic community, and in recognizing Latinos/Hispanics through appropriate University channels.

Upcoming Events:

No upcoming events at this time.


MEETING DATES

Please contact the chair of the committee for specific meeting times and locations.

COBA

CISOGI

SOL

SOM

Accessibility

African American Advisory

Latin Community Advisory Council

Second Thursday of the month
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Last Thursday of the month
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • May 31
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • June 28
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.