University Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach Office Mission

In support of the university mission, the office seeks to create an organizational culture throughout the university that values diversity in all its forms as a source of collective learning, institutional change, and campus unity. The office will promote intercultural engagement and cultural competency through inclusive dialogues and learning experiences within and beyond the USF campus community. The office will also initiate and support access and retention initiatives and activities that target underrepresented or under-resourced individuals or groups, on campus or within the SF Bay area community, for increased community engagement and participation.

University Inclusion Statement

The University of San Francisco strives to promote safe, affirming, and inclusive communities for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and work together in alignment with the University’s mission. These communities are enriched by the presence of people of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, family models, gender identities, gender expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds, and veteran statuses.

University Council Purpose

The council brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members to work with the Vice Provost to help develop a campus diversity plan and provide advice, support, input, and recommendations on all aspects of diversity implementation at the University of San Francisco. This includes current efforts or emerging opportunities in diverse recruitment and retention, curricular and co-curricular initiatives, community outreach, campus climate, and diversity related professional development. The council will also provide visible support for office initiatives and communicate campus diversity efforts with their offices and/or campus constituencies.  


The council will meet with the Vice Provost over four regular meetings in a year (twice in fall and twice in spring). In addition, council members may be asked to serve on working groups or in a focused advisory role pertaining to specific issue areas that meet throughout the academic year.


For any questions, please contact or call (415) 422-2821