The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) expects respect and fair treatment for all people. Our institution serves the needs of the people of the State of Florida and our region, which are richly diverse in experience, values, and culture. We strive to enable our graduates to pursue careers and professions with competence and confidence, and believe learning from and with individuals from diverse backgrounds provides experiences to allow them to prosper in a diverse global environment.
The mission, vision, values and goals of this institution clearly state USFSP’s dedication to the diversity of human beings as well as diversity of ideas and viewpoints. We value the individuality of our faculty, staff, and students and are dedicated to ensuring equal access to qualified individuals from all walks of life. We are aware that some members of our society have historically been underrepresented in higher education, and we will work to provide a welcoming environment in which all individuals are valued.
To meet these goals, values, and expectations, USFSP acknowledges that it has a compelling interest in diversity and a commitment to provide an educational, employment, and academic environment that removes societal barriers and allows staff, faculty, and students to teach and learn from one another.