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Students and staff came out in large numbers to represent the University of South Florida at the St. Petersburg Pride Parade. The largest Pride festival in the state of Florida, the yearly event brought together around 300,000 people to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.
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.
During an inspirational ceremony at the USF St. Petersburg campus on January 12, more than 15 middle, high school and college students from throughout Pinellas County were recognized for advancing the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
While pursuing dual degrees in Biology and Health Sciences, producing a podcast on race and equity and working as a resident assistant (RA), Alexia Castellon was also worrying about her family in Fort Myers, who evacuated to a shelter during Hurricane Ian.
December 6, 2022Campus News
A consortium of higher education institutions focused on racial justice in Pinellas County has selected its second class of college students who will work to establish real change through projects focused on shaping policy and transforming systems.
A first-generation Asian-American who grew up in the St. Petersburg area, 23-year-old Vichetca Keth is now the first University of South Florida student to graduate from the Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe) program. The initiative provides guidance and resources to Pinellas County students interested in obtaining education beyond high school.
August 4, 2022Campus News
DeWayne Anderson’s main objective as assistant program director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the USF St. Petersburg campus is to make students feel welcome. “People aren’t always going to remember what you say or what you do but, they will remember how you make them feel."
USF's Office of Multicultural Affairs commemorated Juneteenth on the St. Petersburg campus, bringing together the community to shed light on the holiday’s complicated history, discuss current racial justice issues and celebrate through artistic performances.
June 17, 2022Events
June is Pride Month, a celebration that recognizes the impact of the LGBTQ+ community. The month also focuses on the important and ongoing work to achieve equal justice and opportunity for Americans who identify as LGBTQ+, an inclusive acronym that represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning community.
June 1, 2022Campus News
As a past recipient of the Yuengling Veteran's Scholarship, Army veteran Ken Shere turned his passion for brewing into a second career. The award provides one veteran with full funding to attend USF's Brewing Arts program on the St. Petersburg campus. Applications for the August 2022 session are being accepted through July 1, 2022.
May 31, 2022Campus News
Alexander Morris never really considered attending USF’s St. Petersburg campus until one day during his senior year when he was called into a surprise meeting at Boca Ciega High School.
May 3, 2022Student Life
A forum held on the USF St. Petersburg campus brought students, staff and local law enforcement together to discuss the relationship between police and minority communities. The group had an open conversation about their fears and what they needed to do to build greater trust.
April 28, 2022Campus News