The Office of Diversity Engagement & Community Outreach offers a range of programs aimed at promoting a campus climate and culture that values diversity in all its forms through inclusive dialogues, interpersonal experiences, and Intercultural appreciation; in support of a thriving campus climate and inclusive excellence.

Campus Climate and Inclusion Statement

Campus climate is defined as the behaviors within a workplace or learning environment, ranging from subtle to cumulative to dramatic, that can influence whether an individual feels personally safe, listened to, valued, and treated fairly and with respect.

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Community Engagement

The Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach seeks to enrich the urban community and university community through outreach, service and partnerships with diverse communities.

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Diversity Scholar and Visiting Professor

In 2012, the office established a program that brings a nationally recognized diversity leader and "living legend" to the campus community. In 2012, USF awarded the inaugural professorship to distinguished civil rights leader Clarence B. Jones, who served as advisor, speechwriter and lawyer to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Gerardo Marín Dissertation and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

In these annual fellowships, scholars from underrepresented ethnic minorities are expected to develop as researchers and teachers, while teaching one course per semester in the school where they are placed. Through this program, promising scholars from diverse backgrounds become familiar with the responsibilities of a USF faculty member.

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Contact Info

Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach

Lone Mountain, Rm. 104
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2821