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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of South Florida
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the student body:

ORGANIZATIONS:
Please see http://usfweb2.usf.edu/eoa/student_orgs.asp and http://ctr.usf.edu/multicultural/mccorgs.htm for complete lists.

African Students Association (ASA)
Purpose: To educate and inform USF about African and to assimilate African students.
Meeting Times: Thursdays at 7:30 pm (MSC 3711)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/asa
Email: [email protected]

Association of Filipino Students (AFS)
Purpose: To promote the Filipino culture among all students at USF. Encourage academic, social interaction, raise culture, political awareness.
Meeting Times: Bi-weekly at 5 pm (MSC 3705)
Website: www.usfafs.webs.com
Email: [email protected]

Black Student Union (BSU)
Purpose: Promote racial/ethnic interaction between and among the different ethnic groups at the University of South Florida. Through promoting relations between Black students and other students by providing cultural and social forums and activities, we hope to improve the realtions between the different ethnic groupls by knocking down the wall of ignorance and building a bridge of understanding
Meeting Times: Thursdays at 5:00 pm (MSC 3709)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/bsu
Email: [email protected]

Bollywood Dance Club (BDC)
Purpose: To each Bollywood-style dancing.
Meeting Times: N/A
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

BullRaiser (BR)
Purpose: The purpose of BullRaiser is to introduce and engage students in philanthropy at the University of South Florida. Student leaders will plan and executive strategic philanthropic programs that raise funds for student scholarships and other areas that positively assist students.
Meeting Times: N/A
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Campus Advent (CA)
Purpose: N/A
Meeting Times: Friday at 7 pm (MSC 4103)
Website: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=130227117840&ref=search
Email: [email protected]

Caribbean Cultural Exchange (CCE)
Purpose: Promote cultural awareness on USF campus
Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 5:30 pm (MSC 2707)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/cce
Email: [email protected]

Club Creole (CC)
Purpose: To dispel the negative stereotypes and myths about Haiti and its people and to promote our culture at USF and the Tampa Bay Community at large.
Meeting Times: Fridays at 5:00 pm (MSC 3709)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/clubcreole
Email: [email protected]

Cuban American Student Association (CASA)
Purpose: The Cuban AMerican Student Association is focused on promoting a pluralistic and democratic Cuban society. Its mission is to unite students around a cause of a free Cuba. Also the abbreviation of CASA means home in Spanish. CASA is an organization where students at the University of South Florida experience a home away from home.
Meeting Times: Wednesdays at (MSC 2702)
Website: www.casausf.com
Email: [email protected]

Dominican American Student Association (DASA)
Purpose: To express and give knowledge to students about the Dominican Culture.
Meeting Times: Every other Wednesday at 6:00 pm (MSC 3711)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Fanm Kreyol, Inc. (FK)
Purpose: To promote more Haitian women as leaders and role models.
Meeting Times: Sunday at 7:30 pm (MSC 3708)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

GLBT and Allied Pre-Medical Student Association (GLBTA Pre-Med)
Purpose: To provide the GLBTA Pre-Medical students a safe area to talk about applying to graduate school as GLBTA students as well as offer them resources.
Meeting Times: Every Other Wednesday at 6 pm (MSC 3713)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Jamaican Alliance Movement (JAM)
Purpose: To promote the Jamaican culture.
Meeting Times: Tuesday at 7 pm (MSC 4103)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Latin American Student Association (LASA)
Purpose: To encourage and support the integreation of Hispanic Students at the University of South Florida. This is accoplished through educational, cultural and social programs by the organization.
Meeting Times: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm (MSC 3709)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/lasa
Email: [email protected]

Mexican American Student Association (MASA)
Purpose: To promote Mexican cultural awareness, provide a network and support system for students at USF through academic and personal development, and promote multicultural awareness through the incorporation of all students regardless of ethnicity, and presenting programs to aid tolerance and the interaction with other Hispanic and multicultural organizations.
Meeting Times: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm (MSC 3708)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/masa
Email: [email protected]

Muslim Students’ Association (MSA)
Purpose: To promote a sense of community between the Muslims and Non0Muslims through education as well as provide an environment for the development and the networking of the Muslims on campus
Meeting Times: Fridays at 4:30 pm (MSC 3708)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/msa
Email: [email protected]

Minority Pre-Professional Science Society (MPSS)
Purpose: To promote minority student interest in careers in the health professions and natural sciences.
Meeting Times: Thursday at 5 pm (MSC 3705)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/mpss
Email: [email protected]

National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW)
Purpose: The purpose of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. at the University of South Florida is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.
Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Sunday of Every Month at 3 pm (MSC 3709)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
Purpose: N/A
Meeting Times: N/A
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Pakistani Student Organization (PSO)
Purpose: To bring cultural awareness at USF. Representing Pakistan via culture, service, and traditions.
Meeting Times: N/A
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Progressive Black Men, Inc. (PBM)
Purpose: To eradicate the negative stereotypes placed upon those of African descent, especially males.
Meeting Times: Sunday at 3 pm
Website: www.pbm1989.org
Email: [email protected]

P.R.I.D.E. Alliance (PRIDE)
Purpose: To inform students about LGBT issues and information. Also to be a safe haven for LGBT and ally students on campus.
Meeting Times: Thursday at 7 pm (MSC 2709)
Website: www.ctr.usf.edu/pride
Email: [email protected]

Relentless Dance Troupe (RDT)
Purpose: N/A
Meeting Times: N/A
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Responsible Education and Action on Campus Health (REACH)
Purpose: The purpose of REACH is to present University of South Florida students with important health and wellness information. Health and wellness issues addressed by REACH include safer sex, alcohol and other drugs, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, interpersonal communication, and general college health.
Meeting Times: Friday at 10:30 am (MSC 1504)
Website: www.wellness.usf.edu
Email: [email protected]

SISTUHS, Inc. (SISTUHS)
Purpose: SISTUHS, Inc. is a community service organization that aims to develop local leadership to respond to the community’s needs while positively enhancing the image of African-American women.
Meeting Times: Bi-Weekly at 4 pm (MSC 3711)
Website: www.sistuhs.org
Email: [email protected]

Students of India Association (SIA)
Purpose: Students of India Association brings together the culturally diverse Indian student community at USF, Tampa, and intends to join hands with other cultural organizations to create a cordial and cultural atmosphere.
Meeting Times: Wednesday at 9 pm (MSC Food Court)
Website: siausf.org
Email: [email protected]

Students Veterans Association (SVA)
Purpose: Helping veterans.
Meeting Times: Tuesday at 4 pm (MSC 2702)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]

USF’s Gospel Choir (GC)
Purpose: To be the spiritual leader of the student body and to provide an atmosphere that encourages and directs students interests toward spiritual environments.
Meeting Times: Thursday at 9:30 pm (MSC 3709)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:

Affinity Groups (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/eoa/affinity.asp):

Asian Alliance For information contact: Dr. Arun Kumar, co-chair 813-974-2476, Dr. Paul Bao, co-chair 863-667-7076, LAC 1192

Black Faculty and Staff Association For information contact: Ms. Fannie Green Interim President, 974-9138, TAR 230, monthly meetings

Latinos Association, USF For information contact: Dr. Leonor O’Relly, Chair 974-4985. NEC 116, monthly meetings

LGBT Community at USF For information contact: Dr. Karen Berkman, 974-2532, MHC 2113A,
See Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity under Presidential Advisory Committees

Women’s Community at USF For information contact: Ms. Mary Clift 974-6951, SVC 4010
See Women Status Committee under Presidential Advisory Committees


A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:

Affinity Groups (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/eoa/affinity.asp):

Asian Alliance For information contact: Dr. Arun Kumar, co-chair 813-974-2476, Dr. Paul Bao, co-chair 863-667-7076, LAC 1192

Black Faculty and Staff Association For information contact: Ms. Fannie Green Interim President, 974-9138, TAR 230, monthly meetings

Latinos Association, USF For information contact: Dr. Leonor O’Relly, Chair 974-4985. NEC 116, monthly meetings

LGBT Community at USF For information contact: Dr. Karen Berkman, 974-2532, MHC 2113A,
See Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity under Presidential Advisory Committees

Women’s Community at USF For information contact: Ms. Mary Clift 974-6951, SVC 4010
See Women Status Committee under Presidential Advisory Committees


The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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