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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 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, 2021Campus News
A new Racial Justice Fellows pilot program aimed at putting college students at the center of creating systemic racial change is being launched by a coalition of Pinellas County higher education institutions and a non-profit organization.
This short publication shines a spotlight on all of the innovative work and partnerships occurring on the USF St. Petersburg campus over the past six months. Read about advancements in diversity, inclusion and sustainability, as well as the expanded academic opportunities and upgraded facilities.
August 25, 2021Campus News
Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.
Representatives from four higher education institutions who collectively serve 36,000 students in St. Petersburg, Florida are joining together to create a consortium focused on dismantling racial hierarchies.
June 3, 2021Campus News
An art banner designed to honor 400 years of African American history is now mounted on the main academic building on USF’s St. Petersburg campus, where organizers say it will serve as a powerful symbol of the campus’ commitment to honoring the Black experience.
May 13, 2021Campus News
Investing in women is needed more than ever, which is why USF’s St. Petersburg campus Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership is continuing to offer a program that prepares women for leadership success in their respective careers while narrowing the gender gap in executive roles.
As part of USF’s celebration of Black Heritage Month, the St. Petersburg campus will host its second annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on February 6. Organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the conference will bring together dozens of academics, activists, students and staff to discuss and promote social justice issues in higher education
A collaborative team led by psychology professor James McHale, director of the Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and strengthen relationships between family members to create safe and supportive households.
January 21, 2021Research and Innovation
The USF College of Education is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of male teachers of color in local elementary schools, particularly those with populations of poor or at-risk students.
Research project to recover, engage public on lost history of African American burial grounds in Tampa Bay
A research project funded by a University of South Florida anti-racism initiative is seeking to recover and reimagine the forgotten history of a number of African American burial grounds and cemeteries that have been lost to history, neglected, abandoned, even paved over and developed on.
December 21, 2020Research and Innovation
St. Pete Pearls offers dedicated support for students with foster care experience to improve chances of graduation
A new program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus will offer individualized guidance and support for students emerging from foster care with opportunities to develop foundational self-knowledge, leadership skills and a sense of community to prepare for lifelong achievements.