Diversity and Inclusion

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June LakeĀ 
Assistant Dean, Human Resources & Diversity
College of Public Health
University of South Florida
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC56
Tampa, FL 33612-3805


USF COPH Diversity Goal

The USF COPH values inclusiveness and respect for all people. We will accomplish this through our culture, curriculum, research and service by continually fostering an environment within the College that embraces diversity, a sense of community, collegiality and life-long learning. 

To sustain our leadership and bring out the best in one another, we seek to promote a healthy social and emotional work and learning culture--a culture of connection.

We value all members of our community, and we know that a civil and considerate environment is integral to the health and well-being of faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

We aspire to treat each other well, by practicing and promoting the following attitudes and behaviors:

  • Be kind: Always treat each other with consideration and respect, whether in person, on the phone, over email, on social media, or any other communication stream. Remember that your tone matters as much as what you say.
  • Think the best: Assume we are all trying to do the right thing. Put yourself in the other person's shoes, even in difficult situations. Be flexible and patient with others.
  • Be supportive: Encourage each other. Acknowledge each other's contributions, and lend a hand when others need help. Be inclusive, welcoming, and appreciative of differences.
  • Forgive: Even with our best efforts, humans are fallible and error-prone. When someone offends or hurts you, do your best to choose a forgiving attitude. If you offend or hurt someone else, apologize and work to make things right.


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.