Explore. Honor. Be.
These three words are central to who we are and what we do in the Cultural Centers at USF.
By beginning with oneself, we are taking responsibility for understanding who we are and the impact we have in the world to be agents of change for social good. While each of us are working on better understanding our own identities, we must honor that others may or may not be deeply reflecting on their own identities as well. Finally, as you continue in your college career to strive towards magis (to be more, greater), you can fully strive to, in the words of Ghandi, “be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Meet the new Co-Directors of the Intercultural Centers!
Ale has served as the Assistant Director of the Cultural Centers at USF for the past three years. In this role, Ale supervised the student programming interns, led programs such as Dialogue for Change, and advised the Culturally Focused Clubs Council. Working with the GSC and LGBTQ Caucus, Ale also has experience with allies and men's programming. Recently he has helped lead campus efforts in response to the events in Ferguson, Missouri as well as supported USF's first ever privilege campaign. Ale received the university's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award in 2014.
Erin has served as the Assistant Director for the Cross Cultural Centers at Cal Poly. Working within the Dean of Students Office, Erin directs the cross cultural centers including the Gender Equity Center, Multicultural Center, and Pride Center. She restructured the cross cultural centers using a framework that promotes student retention and social justice education. Erin was responsible for increasing the budget and capacity of the cross cultural centers through grant-writing and collaboration with a variety of campus partners, and oversees the budget that supports over 180 programs and services each year.
The USF Career Services Center will be hosting casual drop-in advising at the Intercultural Center (UC 411/412) on Thursdays from 1-2pm! If you have questions about career & vocation, stop by and talk to one of their staff!
Become a CHANGE AGENT of USF this semester!
In collaboration with Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) and The McCarthy Center, the Cultural Centers invites undergraduate and graduate students to explore current social justice issues and concepts, and develop skills to interrupt injustice AND create change.
Sign up for one of the following workshops:
- Tues, 2/17, 6:30-8pm
- Weds, 2/18, 5-7pm
- Mon, 2/23, 6-8pm
Be sure to visit us throughout the semester to find out about our upcoming programs!