As a part of the Cultural Centers, the Gender and Sexuality Center provides a welcoming space on campus for students to explore their identities, find community, and work towards social justice. The programs center on gender and sexual-orientation based identity and issues, and also provide perspectives on multiple aspects of identity.
Gender and Sexuality Center programs focus on the exploration of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender-based violence. Through the use of workshops, presentations, and dialogue, the Gender and Sexuality Center provides both current and historical perspectives related to our communities of focus.
The Full Calendar on our myUSF website
Gender-Affirming Clothing Closet
The Gender Affirming Clothing Closet is an on-campus resource with the intention of providing Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming students access to clothing and accessories within a safe space.
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Transgender Spectrum Initiative
The Transgender Spectrum Initiative is a Jesuit Grant Foundation-funded program from the Gender & Sexuality Center at USF. The purpose of the Transgender Spectrum Initiative (TSI) is to invite USF’s transgender spectrum community and the broader community to reflect on and engage in a dialogue about the marginalization and injustice that transgender spectrum community members experience on a day to day basis.
More information on our myUSF website
End of Year Ceremonies
The Cultural Centers lead in coordinating five ceremonies that highlight the outstanding work our students have accomplished in the areas of service, academics, and leadership, while affirming the unique challenges and experiences they share. These include: Indigenous Peoples of Oceania Ceremony, Interwoven (Asian and Asian American Ceremony), Latinx Recognition Ceremony, Lavender Graduation, and Vizuri Kabisa (VK) Unity Celebration/Black Graduation Celebration.
Each semester, the Cultural Centers create opportunities for students to gather based on their common identities. In these communal spaces, students can build community and share and learn from each other’s similar experiences. Recently these have included community meet-ups for Womxn of Color, Grassroots Activism, Trans* and Non-Binary people, Queer People of Color, and racial/ethnic spaces.