USF is continuing to enhance its commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff. These efforts were celebrated during the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity (DIEO) Inaugural Inclusive Excellence Luncheon with keynote speaker Kristin Beck, the first openly transgender former U.S. Navy Seal.
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Preeminence is the highest designation that a research university can earn from the State of Florida. Since the program became Florida Law in 2013, USF has had its sights firmly set on achieving Preeminence. While our journey to reach national excellence started long before then – and by no means will stop now – USF has finally reached all the thresholds necessary to achieve the designation.