Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI)

The office of Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI; pronounced Adé) promotes an inclusive climate, and equitable structures, systems and policies at USF. The office works to ensure that the USF community values diversity in all its forms and intersections including race, ethnicity, age, sex, religion, disability/ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and nationality. ADEI fosters a sense of belonging and empowers campus constituents with a critical understanding of racism and oppression, and builds capacity to engage in self-reflection, humanizing dialogue, and action. The office of ADEI serves as a hub to foster collaboration across the college, schools, and divisions.


  1. Strengthen and coordinate antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) efforts and foster collaborations across the College, Schools, and units
  2. Support the Schools, College, additional campus locations, and campus units in articulating, advancing, and assessing progress toward their ADEI goals
  3. Offer workshops, training, symposia, and other programs focused on anti-racism, bias response, accessibility, equity and restorative justice
  4. Foster participatory and inclusive approaches to ADEI work, using principles of co-design, collaboration, and coalition building
  5. Partner with deans and other administrative units and provide coaching, training, and consultation to address DEI issues with students, staff, faculty, and librarians
  6. Develop and promote hiring practices and procedures for recruitment of faculty and staff to reduce barriers and grow and sustain a diverse and inclusive university community
  7. Oversee the Gerardo Marin Diversity Fellowship program to increase underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in the professoriate  
  8. Administer climate surveys and needs assessments, and collaborate with university leaders on the development of strategic actions related to findings
  9. Partner with Development to promote philanthropy in support of ADEI initiatives