About DEI

Mission Statement

OneUSF - One Vision, collectively uniting to serve and support our diverse community. #USF begins with Us!

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of South Florida (USF) strives to provide vision, leadership, and guidance to the USF Community. ODEI is committed to supporting the university’s mission of Inclusive Excellence in teaching, research, service, and community engagement by fostering an inclusive culture for the OneUSF campus community. The Office seeks to play an important role in supporting and implementing the USF Strategic Plan In Pursuit of Excellence.

 The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of South Florida (USF):

  •  Serves as the anchor for DEI initiatives across all campuses by providing guidance, frameworks, and professional development to build a common language that will shape the vision and strategies needed to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across OneUSF.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive institutional diversity programs and university-wide, and multi-faceted inclusion and equity initiatives.
  • Collaborates with campus leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and campus community to create a positive learning and working environment where all members can succeed.
  • Promotes a university culture that supports inclusivity, eliminates institutional bias, and proactively pursues initiatives that speak to the strategic vision in pursuit of inclusive excellence.