Gillson Hall, Lower Level
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks to assist students in developing greater self-understanding and help resolve problems that interfere with their optimal personal functioning. It is normal to experience adjustment problems, especially during periods of transition. Consultation Services are available to students, faculty, family members, roommates, friends and staff when they have concerns about the psychological well-being of a fellow student, family member, friend, or colleague.
Sarah Burgess (M.A./Ph.D. Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley)
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Director of Gender and Sexualities Studies
TEL: (415) 422-6055
OFFICE: KA 343 Communication Studies
Gender and Sexualities Studies offers a global, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexualities. The courses in the Gender and Sexualities minor consistently reflect USF's commitment to social justice and the diverse communities, local and global, that shape our understanding of the world, our lives, our knowledge, our labor, and our arts.
University Center, UC411
The Intercultural Center engages the multiple identities of all students; supports leaders to be change agents for social justice; and builds alliances with students, staff, and faculty to create a community that honors and values diversity.
Queer Alliance is an entirely student run club that meets every Wednesday from 8-9 pm in the Intercultural Center (UC 411). At the meetings members discuss issues that face the community and plan on-campus events (e.g., panel discussions, awareness programs, outreach events, etc.).
USF LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Caucus
Mouwafac Sidaoui, President
The LGBTQ Caucus is composed of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and allied straight USF faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni/ae. The mission of the organization is to promote LGBTQ scholarship, community, and social justice. The Caucus’ activities are grounded in the Jesuit and world religions traditions of respect for the dignity of every person and the use of reasoned discourse toward the pursuit of truth.
The Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach seeks to promote an organizational culture that values diversity in all its’ forms through inclusive dialogues, experiences, and appreciation and value of others to leverage people as a source of collective learning, campus unity, and institutional strength.
Phelan Hall, Lower Level
University Ministry offers spiritual and pastoral counseling to students, faculty and staff. Resident Ministry Interns are also available in all of the residence halls.