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Darren Gambrell, assistant director of student services in the Office of Multicultural Affairs

USF commemorates Juneteenth

The USF Office of Multicultural Affairs commemorated Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, bringing the community together to shed light on the federal holiday’s complicated history, discuss current racial justice issues and celebrate through artistic performances.

June 17, 2022Campus Life

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Pride Month celebrates USF’s LGBTQ+ community

The University of South Florida is proud to support its LBGTQ+ community during Pride Month and throughout the year with an active network of organizations that host events, provide resources and work to serve and support these communities.

June 1, 2022Campus Life, Community Partnerships, Student Success

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Celebrating the culture and many accomplishments of USF's APIDA community

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

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USF celebrates commitment to Black community throughout Black Heritage Month

During the month of February, USF is proud to join the nation – and countries around the world – in celebrating Black History Month. It is a month to recognize the contributions and impact throughout history of Black Americans and to encourage and inspire education and research to increase awareness and understanding.

February 1, 2022University News

Provost Ralph Wilcox, Paul Dosal, Alexis Roberson, Kameryn Philpot, Kiara Brooks, Nicole Luckett, Fenda Akiwumi, Neudy Carolina Nuñez (L-R) cut a ribbon at the grand opening of the new IBL SS student lounge.

USF enhances commitment to inclusive excellence with new space dedicated to celebrating diversity

USF students, faculty and staff celebrate the opening of the Institute of Black Life & Student Success Student Lounge, a dedicated space on the third floor of the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus that was announced in March.

November 4, 2021Campus Life

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USF's Black advocacy groups unite to increase their impact

USF’s Black affinity groups and leaders are partnering in new ways to build a more equitable workplace and learning environment. Together, they are combining perspectives that represent Black faculty, staff, students and alumni to develop new ways to help combat systemic racism.

March 31, 2021Campus Life

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USF is proud to Celebrate Black Heritage Month

Black Heritage Month at the University of South Florida is designed to educate both the university and Tampa Bay communities on the importance of the history and significance of Black culture. Black Heritage Month provides an educational atmosphere for students, staff, faculty and alumni to celebrate and commemorate the contributions the Black community has made to society.

February 1, 2021University News

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Nationwide protests highlight significance of continued research and education to prevent racism

USF researchers have spent decades studying the many facets of civil unrest. They’ve witnessed activists spark effective change, demonstrations lead to destruction and communities become wary of police. They’ve educated tens of thousands of students on significant moments of history and how such history tends to repeat itself. It’s a lesson playing out nationally in response to the death of George Floyd with protests erupting thousands of miles away from where he died in Minneapolis police custody.

June 3, 2020Research and Innovation

Asa Oxner, MD, assistant professor of medicine and vice chair for the Department of Internal Medicine in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine coordinates donations for the Bahamas.

USF Humanitarian Response for the Bahamas

USF World is partnering with USF Health, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government, Caribbean Cultural Exchange and many other departments across campus to help support the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

September 14, 2019USF Health, University News

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