Conference and Events




Join our upcoming communiy conversation November 8 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.!

¡Bienvenidos! Our recent community convo brought the complexities of our identities to the forefront in this virtual space! Host Clara Buie got things started with a moving video by renowned music group Calle 13: The lunchtime chatter abounded as our panel of experts gave context to the evolution of Latinidad, the self-concepts that arise around our race and ethnicity especially here in the U.S.A. Dr. Beatriz Padilla discussed these nuances in depth while colleague, Roberto Jimenez Arroyo shared his personal journey.  Fulbright Scholar, Glenda Vailant Cruz joined the group with insight on race and migration from Granada, Spain. Won’t you grab a cafecito and join us next time? Check out all our upcoming events below!


Wednesdays (Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 7)|11a.m. - 2  p.m. |SVC 2070

This Fall 2022, the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) & Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) book club will read What Inclusive Instructors Do and discuss the evidence behind inclusive teaching and how we can incorporate these practices in our interactions with students, course design, and classroom culture. Participants will receive a paperback copy of the book. Co-facilitated by Dr. Ashley Reese (CITL) and Clara Buie (ODEI).

Monthly Diversity & Inclusion Council General Meetings
Fridays (Sep. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9)|12 p.m. - 1 p.m. |MDD 512

Everyone welcome! Learn more about the diversity and inclusion efforts going on at USF MCOM (MCOM Student Council On Diversity and Inclusion). 

Diversity and Inclusion Trainings
Sep. 15, Oct. 18, Nov. 7|Times and Location Vary, See Below.

The OMA Office is offering Diversity and Inclusion Trainings in the Fall 2022 semester. This training consists of three 2-hour long interactive sessions. Please complete the Microsoft Form below to register for a session. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Look forward to seeing you there!

Date Time Location
Sep. 15 3:00-5:00 pm MS Teams
Oct. 18 2:00-4:00 pm OMA Office SLC 1400
Nov. 7 2:00-4:00 pm OMA Office SLC 1400

Diversity Education Series
Monthly, Wednesdays and Fridays|Times and Location Vary, See Below.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a series of training modules that promote professional development for staff and faculty on best practices aimed at creating an inclusive environment. The series includes opportunities to learn important concepts, apply these practices, and create personal action plans addressing the importance of systemic change. Workshop offerings for Fall 2022 starts with Module 1: Exploring DEI Concepts. 


Module 1: Exploring DEI Concepts Date Time
DEI 101: Exploring Social Identities

Sep. 21

Sep. 23

1:30-3:00 pm (In-Person)

10:00-11:30 am (Virtual)

DEI 102: Understanding Implicit and Unconscious Bias

Oct. 5

Oct. 7

1:30 - 3:00 pm (In-Person)

10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual)

DEI103: Microaggressions and Stereotypes

Nov. 2

Nov. 5

1:30 - 3:00 pm (In-Person)

10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual)

DEI104: Intersectionality

Nov. 30

Dec. 2

1:30 - 3:00 pm (In-Person)

10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual)

Community Conversations
Sep. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 12|12:00-1:00 p.m.|Virtual

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers monthly community conversations. The space allows for much-needed conversation and discussion on current issues and social justice themes. This virtual space provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and community members to come together to discuss social topics, get informed, provide different perspectives, and acquire resources. The topics are in collaboration and facilitated by faculty and staff across OneUSF. Topics: 09/13: Reproductive Justice, 10/11: Our Evolving Identities, 11/08: Work, Life Balance, 12/12: Intersectionality 




Featured Events This Week

USF Diversity Week 2022; Events list can be accessed below.

Diversity Matters Panel
Nov. 14|4:00-6:00 p.m.|MSC Ballroom

This will be a panel that will consist of student organizations and some administrative faculty to answer questions on what diversity means, how USF fosters a sense of diversity, and overall will serve as an opportunity to provide students with more insight about what some organizations do, what they stand for, and what makes it unique to the USF Experience!

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (I.D.E.A) Resource Fair
Nov. 15|12:00-2:00 p.m.|MSC Atrium

Learn more about USF's difference multicultrual orgs, empowerment clubs, and more academic resources for students!

Enlightenment Workshop Series: Power and Privilege in Higher Education
Nov. 15|12:00-1:00 p.m.|Virtual

Join facilitators Clara Buie and Nicole Luckett in discussing the power and privilege in higher education, as part of the ongoing Enlightenment Workshop Series. The Enlightenment Series seeks to foster a culture of inclusive excellence at The
University of South Florida. A goal of the series is to create a space to reflect on
concrete ways that USF faculty and staff can embrace diversity, advance racial equity, and facilitate an inclusive environment where faculty, students, and staff can flourish. 

Celebrating Native American Heritage 
Nov. 16|3:30 - 4:30 p.m. |USC Ballroom (St. Petersburg Campus)

The OMA Office will host an event that educates the USF community on the history and culture of Native American people. The event will offer snacks. The event will also be composed of interactive activities. Students and professional staff will have the opportunity to learn more about Native American Heritage.

Trevor Purcell Lecture Series: "Racism and Anti Racism: Case Studies of Canadian Universities" with Dr. Frances Henry
Nov. 17|5 p.m.|Virtual

USF Department of Anthropolgy Trevor Purcell lecture series presents Dr. Frances Henry, one of Canada's leading experts in the study of racism and anti-racism. Her talk will discuss her most recent research in the field of racism, anti-racism, and EDI and how that affects the professional lives of racialized faculty and students at Canadian universities. 

Unity in Diversity Showcase
Nov. 17|5:30-8:00 p.m.|MSC Ballroom

Join us for our final event, the diversity week showcase! Including musical performances, dances, and food to celebrate what makes our USF Nation unique!

MSC and Diversity Council 2022 Diversity Showcase
Nov. 28|12:30-1:00 p.m.|Location: TBD

Join the Morsani Student Council and MCOM Diversity Council as we hold a talent show dedicated to showing the diverse cultures of our classmates! Food will be provided. If you have a talent you would like to showcase, please reach out to




Diversity and Inclusion Conference: Save the Date: Feb. 2-3, 2023

OneOMA Diversity & Inclusion Conference
Feb. 2 (5:00-8:00 p.m.) and Feb. 3 (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)|SVC 2070

The Diversity & Inclusion Conference is a OneOMA initiative, which its purpose is to enhance the learning, understanding, and development of concepts surrounding diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice for the USF system and students, faculty, and staff of Florida colleges and universities. The workshops provided will focus on four sub themes, which are authentic self, compliance vs. complicity, inactions, and mental health. These intentional workshops will explore real, important, and truthful conversations, while continuously centering marginalized identities.