|Submission Date||March 13, 2017|
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.44 / 2.00||
Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The Diversity Lecture Series is designed to assist members of the USF community to become global citizens. The series provides a forum for faculty, staff, and students to deepen their knowledge and awareness of issues and opportunities for change in our global society. The series aims to encourage our community to consider perspectives other than their own, broaden the basis for critical thought, and promote cultural understanding.
Diversity Lecture Series speakers are chosen to reflect contemporary topics of concern relative to diversity in higher education. We invite lecturers who can effectively share their learned perspectives to help deepen our knowledge, understanding and cultural competency skills and support the mission of the university.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
The SPECTRUM Mentor Program partners transfer and first year students with a student mentor based on common interests. Mentors help students acclimate to campus life at USF St. Petersburg. SPECTRUM mentors play an integral role in working with students during their first year of their college. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the campus culture, be introduced to co-curricular activities and receive assistance achieving academic and personal growth.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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