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The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843 and to recognize the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 by Chinese immigrants who laid most of the track.
May 4, 2022University News
USF, Tampa Bay Lightning and Jabil launch business certificate program focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
Free seven-week online certificate program will emphasize essential business practices and initiatives designed to increase diversity among employees at all levels.
February 24, 2021University News
A new course called, “Prejudice, Stigma and Race Consciousness” was offered for the first time this semester in response to a petition signed by thousands of students over the summer that requested the university implement a course that specifically addresses discrimination.
December 10, 2020University News
City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science
The City of St. Petersburg has contributed $125,000 to the University of South Florida Foundation to help enhance diversity in the ocean sciences. The gift to the USF College of Marine Science’s “Bridge to the Doctorate” fellowship endowment supports underrepresented students of color who are African American or Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Pacific Islanders, Native American or Alaska Native.
October 30, 2020University News
The University of South Florida is a recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
From medicine to marketing to engineering, university researchers will work with community partners to address long-standing disparities and roadblocks to equity.
September 9, 2020Research and Innovation
This dynamic forum discusses the history and intersection of the police use of excessive force and the black community in the United States of America. This forum also discusses ideas on what can be done to effect positive societal change in how the black community is treated by the police.
August 11, 2020University News
Today, I’m writing to provide you with an update on important actions USF is taking as we work to become an even greater force for positive change. Our specific actions are outlined below.
August 4, 2020University News
USF adds senior advisor on diversity and inclusion, announces additional actions to address societal racism
University of South Florida President Steven Currall announced a series of actions to reinforce USF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and further support the university’s efforts to help end racism in society.
August 4, 2020University News
The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of Charleita Richardson as executive director of the Florida College Access Network. An independent, statewide network, FCAN represents a cross-section of more than 700 organizations and institutions devoted to improving college access and success for minorities and other students underrepresented in higher education.
July 29, 2020University News
USF launches research initiative to better understand and address racism in local, national and international communities
The university will invest $500,000 to support interdisciplinary projects with a goal to foster anti-racism, build community partnerships.
In these challenging times, USF can provide leadership and opportunity, demonstrating an active commitment to creating a civil, humane and compassionate society in which racism is not tolerated.
June 8, 2020University News