In 1975, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s founding year, much of the country was experiencing political unrest. The civil rights movement had ushered in new era of freedom for many, but the residual effects of decades of marginalization, racial disparity, and gender inequity could still be evidenced. [Read the full letter from USFSM]

Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn about the formation of this guiding council, our diversity initiatives and the CLEAR framework for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Leaders at USFSM

Our leadership team is committed to making USFSM a diverse and inclusive space. Learn about the offices, boards and councils that continue to support our initiatives, students, staff and faculty every day.

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Say Hello

Have questions about our diversity initiatives and campus updates, or want to know how you can help show support? Visit us at C208, call us at 941-359-4463 or send an email to

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