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USF provides scholarship to help bring more diversity to brewing industry

Through a partnership between the University of South Florida and Yuengling, students have a chance at funds for USF St. Pete’s Brewing Arts program with a scholarship meant to help promote diversity in the brewing industry.

December 2, 2021Honors and Awards, Student, University Efforts

Institute of Black Life lounge dedication ribbon cutting

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

USF students, faculty, and staff are celebrating 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. The space is the result of a request and input by student members of the Black Student Union (BSU) as to the value of an affinity space to support the Black community at USF, especially for healing following the racial incidents of recent years.

November 4, 2021Student, Tampa Campus, University Efforts

Dr. Paola Sequeira, left, was the first recipient of financial aid through the Latino Scholarship Program.

Girl of 8 who spoke no English now a doctor. USF Latino scholarship helped.

In the 30 years since it started, the Latino Scholarship Program has done more than pay the bills. It has created a community of support that helps ensure success in life for its recipients.

October 22, 2021Honors and Awards, Student

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

At USF, a new push to help Latino students feel more at home

The University of South Florida has launched a task force that will explore ways to increase enrollment and improve graduation rates for Latino students.

October 18, 2021Student, University Efforts

DeWayne Anderson, assistant program director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Life and Engagement

New assistant program director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs hopes to create a safe space for all students on campus

As the new assistant program director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, DeWayne Anderson wants students to have the same college experience he did, where he felt welcomed and supported.

October 8, 2021St. Petersburg Campus, Student

A mural of George Floyd.

DEA Went Undercover to Infiltrate a Vigil for George Floyd

As students at the University of South Florida quietly sobbed during a moment of silence for George Floyd last summer, they had no idea their candlelight vigil, organized before a monument to an assassinated civil rights leader, had been infiltrated by federal agents.

October 7, 2021Community Engagement, Student, Tampa Campus

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

SG advances initiatives to meet Black Student Union’s demands

After more than a year since USF’s Black Student Union’s (BSU) made 10 demands to address the needs of the Black community across campuses, at least half of them will be completed this semester. Some of the initiatives born from the demands, such as the increase of Black student enrollment, have already been set in motion. Others, like a student lounge in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) and a diversity module for incoming students, will be inaugurated in the upcoming weeks.

October 3, 2021Student, University Efforts

USF is America's fastest rising university, according to U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report ranks USF as America’s fastest-rising university, inside the top 50

The University of South Florida is the fastest-rising university in America over the past decade, public or private, according to U.S. News and World Report (U.S. News) 2022 Best Colleges rankings released today. For the third consecutive year, USF ranks as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities.

September 13, 2021Student, University Efforts

Three students walking on the USF Tampa Campus.

USF welcomes the largest, most diverse and high-achieving class of first-year students in university history

The class of 2025 features the largest, most academically accomplished and diverse cohort in USF history. The group of 6,392 first-year students includes record increases in out-of-state and international students. The class includes 763 first-year students on the USF St. Petersburg campus, a jump of 83% from 418 students last year.

September 7, 2021Sarasota-Manatee Campus, St. Petersburg Campus, Student, Tampa Campus

Two protestors at a rally hold up signs that say

More than 9,000 anti-Asian incidents reported since start of COVID pandemic, report finds

Anti-Asian incidents in the nation are still occurring by the thousands despite recent movements and legislation aimed at tackling such occurrences. There have been 9,081 anti-Asian incidents reported since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, according to a report published Thursday by the nonprofit coalition Stop AAPI Hate.

August 12, 2021Student

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Panel Focuses on Providing Support to Black Male Students During the Pandemic

Since March 2020, Dr. Linda Garcia has been investigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on community college students. Garcia is the executive director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSSE), and she noticed that, although the pandemic has negatively affected all students, Black students have been impacted the most.

July 28, 2021Student

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Points of pride and concern listed at USFSP update

University of Florida St. Petersburg has emerged from the pandemic with solid enrollment and much to be proud of; however, there is also concern stemming from high profile departures and consolidation affecting admissions.

July 23, 2021St. Petersburg Campus, Student, University Efforts

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