LGBTQ+ USF Resources

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

This office provides: (1) Safe Zone Training Program, (2) networking, resources, and support for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty, and (3) additional identity- and diversity-related programming for USF students, faculty, and staff.


Contact OMA at 813-974-5111 or



 Please find Safe Zone appendix here.

Please find our interactive inclusive restroom map and instructions for changing your name in Canvas here.


Audre Lorde Luncheon

Lavender Graduation

LGBTQ+ and Ally Ice Cream Social

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ Summer Social

QTPOC & Coffee

Safe Zone

Stonewall Suites

and much more! Follow us on BullsConnect to stay up-to-date on all upcoming LGBTQ+ events in OMA.

USF LGBTQ+ Student Organizations 

For more information please visit the pages of these organizations on BullsConnect:

Each of these organizations is a member of Queer Coalition, a consortium of LGBTQ+ student organizations on campus with the goal of collaboration and working towards shared community goals. For more information, please email Alison Garcia at


USF LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Association


how to change your first name in canvas

If you have a first name change request for Canvas, please email from your official USF email account. You do not need to provide personal details for the request, just be clear about the name you want to show in Canvas. This will also change your name in the directory and email display name, but it will not change your NetID. 


University Committees, Departments and Clinics

Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI)

The President’s Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) is charged to (a) advise the President on matters pertaining to issues of sexual and/or affectional orientation as they pertain to USF faculty, staff, and students; (b) evaluate and monitor the university environment for problems and issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

•    Email: 

Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention 

The Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention provides free and confidential services to USF students, faculty, and staff who have experienced crime, violence, and trauma: 

  • Location: SVC 2057
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Victim Helpline: (813) 974- 5757 

Counseling Center

The mission of the Counseling Center is to help students develop as whole individuals emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Counseling Center professional staff assists students in improvising their awareness exploring personal concern, improving learning skills, and making academic, career, lifestyle, and relationship decisions.

  • Locations: SVC 2124
  • Phone: (813) 974- 2831

Haven Clinic 

The Haven Clinic is a confidential health resource for members of the LGBTQ+ community working to support your health and wellness needs in a culturally-sensitive environment.

  • Locations: SHS Annex
  • Phone: (813) 974- 2331

Housing and Residential Education

Learn more about Stonewall Suites Living Learning Community here.

For issues involving the residence halls, contact any Residence Life staff member at

  • Phone: (813) 974- 0001  

Safety & Security (Non-Emergency)

For immediate concerns of safety of persons or property, contact University Police.

  • Phone: (813) 974- 2628 

Students of Concerns Assistance Team (SOCAT)

SOCAT offers supportive intervention and guidance to any USF student who is struggling. The Case Manager is a member of SOCAT who reaches out to students to offer assistance, to help coordinate referrals to campus and community resources, and to develop an Action Plan for student success.

  • Phone: (813) 974-6130