Women's History Month


Women's History Month

Women's History Month is an annual celebration in March that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society. The Tampa campus Office of Multicultural Affairs and campus partners host a series of educational and celebratory events throughout the month.

WHM Kick-Off
Women's History Month Program



We will be accepting event submissions from USF student organizations, departments, and committees throughout the month. Click here to submit a request for your event to be added! 


ULS: Women’s Empowerment Lecture with Dr. Diana Hechavarria

March 25th at 7 PM | Microsoft Teams

The University Lecture Series is excited to welcome USF faculty member Dr. Diana Hechavarria. Dr. Hechavarria is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and a first generation Cuban American. She has done research that focuses on examining startup outcomes from a gender lens in nascent entrepreneurship and examining gender dynamics in nascent social entrepreneurship. Dr. Hechavarria’s research has been featured at various conferences and symposiums, such as the Academy of Management, the International Council for Small Business, the United States Association for Small Business, the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, and the DIANA International Research Conference. Her research has also been published in journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Small Business Economics, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. Recently, Dr. Hechavarria won USF’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy’s Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award for her emerging research on women’s entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem. She was also recognized by the USF’s Status of Latinos Presidential Advisory Committee (SoL) in 2017 and 2018 for her burgeoning research in minority entrepreneurship and presented the SoL Faculty Award and Hispanic Pathways Award. Dr. Hechavarria was selected in celebration of Women’s Empowerment Month.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM through Microsoft Teams, Pre-registration for the event is not required.



Centre Gallery - Women's History Month Exhibition

March 1st - April 1st| Virtual Centre Gallery

Submit your artwork to be a featured artist for the Women's History Month exhibition at Centre Gallery! ⁠

As part of their dedication to reflecting the community of USF, the Centre Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to create exhibitions in celebration of commemorative observances such as Black Heritage Month, Pride Month, and Women’s History Month. The Centre Gallery would like to exemplify the USF principles of community in all of their exhibitions, and that means embodying the core values of diversity with inclusion, and dialogue with respect. Their celebration of the diversity and awareness during these commemorative observances extends beyond a single month or exhibition, and students should feel confident in displaying their work with the Centre Gallery any time of the year.⁠

Click here to view the current exhibition or submit your artwork!

Hosted by: Center for Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Affairs - Tampa  Campus


Phyllis P. Marshall: USF’s House Mother

Phyllis P. Marshall arrived at USF in its fourth year, 1960. She was instrumental in creating student life on campus while serving as the director of USF’s student center from August 1976 until her retirement in June 1994. She was loved amongst students and many USF alumnus called her their “surrogate mother or mom.”  Check out this video on the MSC website to learn more about Phyllis P. Marshall’s impact.


USF Libraries: Celebrating Women’s History Month

We here at the USF Libraries aim to bring women to light this month, to increase the visibility of the many who have made diligent efforts to create momentous change – and in doing so, made our world a fairer and more equitable place. Be on the lookout for resources and a reading list to help expand your knowledge of women in history, and Special Collection spotlights including Women in the 19th Century, the Greco Midwife Records, and local Tampa Bay Women’s Clubs.

We encourage you to take time this month to read from our resources and/or write to a woman you admire. It’s not just about celebrating women’s historical triumphs, but paying tribute to the women in our lives now, who will no doubt go on to influence our future.

Click here for more information on Celebrating Women's History Month with the USF Libraries.

QTPOC & Coffee 

March 4th at 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for QTPOC & Coffee, a conversation series that addresses the intersections of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement: Beans and Banter

March 15th at 4pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement for a peer led conversation about gender inequalities on Microsoft Teams on March 15, at 4PM. We will be discussing the effects gender inequality has on us and others. Come share your thoughts and listen to others in a curious, respectful, and safe environment.

If you have any questions or need to request acommodations, please contact