Black Heritage Month

Black Heritage Month

The mission of Black Heritage Month is to educate both the USF and Tampa Bay community on the importance of the history and significance of the Black culture. Black Heritage Month provides an educational atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to celebrate and commemorate the contributions that the Black community has made to society.


BHM Committee


Our theme is "Sankofa: Incorporating our Past into the Present to Make Progress for the Future." The concept of Sankofa is derived from the Akan people of West Africa.

San (return) Ko (go) Fa (look, seek and take)

"Sankofa" teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward.

Ways to get involved: 

Apply to be on the Black Heritage Month (BHM) Student Planning Committee. We are looking for passionate, committed, and team oriented students to be a part of the BHM Student Planning Committee and plan, organize, and communicate logistics of Black Heritage Month at USF.  

Submit a program to be on the 2019 Black Heritage Month Calendar. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting program proposals that demonstrate the greatest potential to encourage, enhance, and enlighten others about the rich heritage and culture of the Black community.

Stay connected with us on Facebook all year long to see resources, involvement opportunities, information regarding the importance of the history and significance of Black culture.




Black Heritage Month





Special thanks to our 2018 Black Heritage Month Sponsors!
Interested in becoming a sponsor for Black Heritage Month 2019? Please contact Nyasha Bailey for more information.


USF Foundation Diversity Initiatives and Scholarship Office

Our Tier 1, Gold Sponsor for Black Heritage Month

The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies