Office of Multicultural Affairs
WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ST. PETERSBURG OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS!
We seek to create and promote a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The office provides diversity programming, activities and workshops with a goal to function as a resource for students, faculty, staff and the community.
Cultivate an (AWARENESS) and firm appreciation of all people through exposure of differences
and similarities of culture, ideas and backgrounds; regardless of age, ethnicity,
race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or physical qualities.
Facilitate student engagement and development through educational programming, trainings, and workshops.
PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
- Safe Zone Ally Training
- Pronouns Training
- Diversity & Inclusion Three Part Series Training
- Multicultural Resource Library
- What's the Tea
DeWayne joined the USF family in the Summer of 2021. DeWayne is the Assistant Program Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He received his Master's Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA and his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management from Clarion University in Clarion, PA. DeWayne is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is extremely passionate about social justice and promoting positivity by meditating and getting in tune with the earth. In his free time, he loves to workout, meditate, and write poetry. Stop by to say hello!
Samantha joined the USF family in the Summer of 2021. Samantha is the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Samantha is currently a first-year Graduate Student in the College Student Affairs Master of Education program. Samantha is extremely passionate about supporting all students, which Samantha has a deep passion for supporting LGBTQIA+ students. Samantha is currently the advisor for the PRIDE Alliance student organization. Samantha’s office is located in the Student Life Center Suite 1400. Stop by to say hello!
The office of Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with various departments works to host a float in the second largest MLK Parade of the nation, held right in our own backyard! Together with the community, we honor the legacy of a great civil rights activist who continues to serve as an icon for people of all backgrounds who inspires all to believe in the day that we can finally achieve equal rights for all human beings.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONFERENCE
The Diversity & Inclusion Conference is a OneOMA initiative, which its purpose is to enhance the learning, understanding, and development of concepts surrounding diversity, inclusion, and social justice for the USF system and students, faculty, and staff of Florida colleges and universities. The workshops provided will focus on three sub themes, which are resiliency, racial battle fatigue, and celebrating excellence. These intentional workshops will explore real and important conversations, while celebrating the hard work we all have done.
ST. PETE PRIDE PARADE
The office of Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with various departments works to host a float in Tampa’s largest LGBT Pride Celebration, held right in our own backyard! Imagine 5,000 people swishing and sauntering along Downtown St Pete’s Bayshore Dr in a dazzling array of sequins, beads, leathers and feathers to celebrate the power and beauty of diversity, with more than 200,000 people cheering them on. Here we show the state all the beautiful colors of our diverse community, and have a fabulous opportunity for unbridled self-expression and love.