Faculty & Staff Affairs - College of Public Health

Diversity Initiatives

The College of Public Health, USF Health and the entire University are committed to providing a working and learning environment that respects and appreciates individuals from all cultures and backgrounds.  Programs are offered within USF Health and USF to encourage communication among our faculty, staff and students about the importance of diversity in our academic community, as well as, to enhance their understanding of the University policies that are designed to protect the rights of all individuals.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

The University Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office (DEO) is responsible for providing programs and policies designed to ensure that diversity and equal opportunity are a thriving part of the fabric of the University of South Florida.  Learn about the University policies and many programs offered by our DEO Office by clicking on http://usfweb2.usf.edu/eoa

Diversity Learning Lunch

The Diversity Learning Lunch seminars are part of the USF health’s focus on diversity.  Seminars are an extension of the USF Health’s vision for diversity that calls upon USF Health faculty, staff and students to create a diversity conscience that forges connections between people and strengthens understanding of the rich complexities, ambiguities and nuances of the human condition.   Seminars are held in September, October, January, February, March, April and may on the 4th Thursday of the month from 12-1 pm in MDA 1096.  Learn more about the Diversity Learning Lunch seminars at http://health.usf.edu/medicine/osde


The USF AHEC Program connects students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. AHEC’s goal is to inspire, train, recruit and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in communities where the needs are greatest. COPH has been a senior partner in this endeavor with student visits to our labs.  Learn more about the AHEC program at http://health.usf.edu/ahec/index.htm