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Advisory Committees & Councils

African American Advisory Council

Vision Statement
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.

Mission Statement
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.

Latin Community Advisory Council

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


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 Committee 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 Committee 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.