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  • USF Celebrates Juneteenth

    USF Celebrates Juneteenth 2022 This month, the University of South Florida is proud to celebrate Juneteenth, a nationally recognized holiday. Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

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    The Journey to Institutional Transformation The last 10 years at USF have been defined by sweeping changes to our campus culture, a commitment to student success and unparalled transformation. Read more about our journey and accomplishments along the way.

  • 10 Years at USF: Towards Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity

    A Path to Institutional Transformation The last 10 years at USF have been defined by sweeping changes to our campus culture, a commitment to student success and unparalleled transformation. Read more about our journey and accomplishments along the way.

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USF Celebrates Juneteenth

Celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s, Juneteenth has become the most well-known commemoration for the ending of slavery in the United States. Last year, it was established as a federal holiday. On Friday, June 17, USF’s Office of Multicultural Affairs commemorated Juneteenth on the St. Petersburg campus, bringing together the community to shed light on the holiday’s complicated history, discuss current racial justice issues and celebrate through artistic performances. Music, great food and a joyous atmosphere added to the festivity.

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Statement on Buffalo, NY

USF

The University of South Florida is deeply saddened by the recent shooting of 13 people in the city of Buffalo, NY, especially given reports that it was racially motivated. USF is a community that is dedicated to advancing ideals of unity, inclusion and respect for all.

USF Alumni Awarded Medal

Mariela Noles Cotito medal

Mariela Noles Cotito was awarded the Civic Merit Medal by the National Tribunal of Elections in Peru, which also recognizes her as a “defender of democracy.” Mariela is a Professor of Political Science and of Discrimination and Public Policy at Universidad del Pacifico, in Lima, Peru.