Outreach & Engagement

Anti-Racism & Outreach

Admissions Outreach

The USF Office of Outreach and Access of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to increasing college access for students from underrepresented, first-generation and special populations. Visit their Outreach and Access page for information on how their office provides the support these students need to become competitive applicants.

Florida College Access Network

The Florida College Access Network is an independent, statewide organization hosted at the University of South Florida. It is devoted to improving college access and success for minorities and other students underrepresented in higher education. Today, FCAN supports 17 community coalitions throughout the state called local college access networks that collectively represent over 700 organizations and institutions and 82% of the state’s population. For more information about FCAN, please visit their website or contact the Executive Director, Charleita Richardson.

Existing Programs

The University of South Florida houses at least 25 unique programs designed to provide educational outreach to racial and ethnic minority communities in the region. Our cultivation of the K-12 pipeline represents the value that we place on proactively promoting the success of socio-economically disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students in primary and secondary schools. Learn about these programs, which range from literacy, enrichment, college preparatory programs, to our guaranteed admissions programs.

Upcoming Initiatives

  • Strategic planning with the Black Leadership Network and the Latin Community Advisory Committee for student recruitment, programs and other initiatives.
  • For community members/groups: The USF Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships is available to provide guidance and resources for community organizations related to faculty expertise and curriculum development. Please email Dr. Lillian Wichinsky if you would like more information about the office and its services.