Anti-Racism | University of South Florida

  • White text on green background. USF is committed to dismantling systemic racism and actively promoting racial equity across our campuses and in our local and global communities.

  • USF Launches Research Initiative to better understand and address anti-Black racism in local, national and international communities

    Faculty Research Addressing Anti-Black Racism Site Launches Visit the site to learn more about the joint effort by the Provost's Office and Research and Innovation to fund faculty research addressing the unique ways that systemic racism impacts Black communities.

  • Screenshot of Major Larry Black

    Celebrating Black History Month with Major Larry Black U.S. Marine Corps Major Larry S. Black, Jr. and USF ROTC Instructor honors Black History Month by writing daily stories of Black men and women's inspirational stories.

  • Diversity, Anti-Racism & Equity Dashboard: Learn more about the data project underpinning USF’s ongoing journey to institutional transformation.

  • Promotional shot of Black man walking through school hallway with kids in backpacks

    Call Me Mister The Call Me MiSTER Program is a USF St. Petersburg campus initiative that partners with Pinellas County Public Schools. They are recruiting men of color to get their undergraduate teacher certification or a Master’s of Arts degree in Teaching.

Black Leadership Network: Welcome to the Family

The Black Leadership Network (BLN) is a partnership-based group founded in 2016 focused on engaging the community and enhancing the educational and leadership opportunities for BLN scholars. As a community and a support network, the BLN is transforming the USF experience for its student scholars.

Watch the "Welcome to the Family" Video 

Black Heritage Month

Black Heritage Month in green, yellow, red, and black. Fist, dove and other imagery.

USF’s Black Heritage Month is designed to educate both the university and Tampa Bay communities on the importance of the history and significance of Black culture.

COVID-19 & Anti-Racism

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Learn more about how USF Health and collaborators across the university have been on the frontlines to ensure that communities of color in the Tampa Bay region, often the most negatively impacted by the pandemic, are informed about the safety and science of the COVID-19 vaccine.