USF students talking after a presentation
USF students crossing Turk Street from Lomo

On-Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Gillson Hall, Lower Level
(415) 422-6352
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.

Gender and Sexualities Studies

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.

Intercultural Center

University Center, UC411
(415) 422-6484
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
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

Andrea Wise ( and Ammon Corl (, Co-Chairs

The organization was formed in the Fall of 2005 as a way to promote social justice for LGBTQ people. To learn more about the Caucus, please read our mission statement and by-laws. You will also find links to information about our activities, other LGBTQ organizations, and related information. All lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and allied straight staff, and faculty at USF are welcome to join.

Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach

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.

University Ministry

Phelan Hall, Lower Level
(415) 422-4463
Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
University Ministry offers spiritual and pastoral counseling to students, faculty and staff. Resident Ministry Interns are also available in all of the residence halls.