USF LGBTQ Support and Educational Services
Prism is a student organization that strives to create an inclusive and affirming space for all members of USF’s LGBTQ+ and ally community to support each other’s various identities and continue to grow through higher education. By raising awareness of issues such as homophobia, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, racism, transphobia, biphobia, classism, and ableism, Prism will strive to develop safe spaces where any individual will be free from harassment, discrimination, isolation, violence, or judgment. Through workshops, discussions, outreach, campus activism, and other public events, Prism aims to build a community of allyship and affirmation.
LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Caucus
The organization was formed in the Fall of 2005 as a way to promote social justice for LGBTQ people. To learn more about the Caucus, please read our mission statement and by-laws. You will also find links to information about our activities, other LGBTQ organizations, and related information. All lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and allied straight staff, and faculty at USF are welcome to join.
Queer Support Group
Telephone: (415) 422-6352
Weekly support group for USF students. Contact CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) for more information and to schedule an initial screening appointment.
For more info, visit: The Gender and Sexuality Center at University Center 412
When your graduation is near, we want to take time to recognize your contributions to our community. Please consider participating in our Lavender Graduation Ceremony. The goal of the ceremony is to promote excellence among the LGBTQIA+ community and recognize the achievements of its diverse members. The members of the Lavender Graduation committee are actively engaged in addressing growing needs of our students.
Gender and Sexualities Studies
Telephone: (415) 422-5706
Location: Kalmanovitz Hall 260
Gender and Sexualities Studies offers a global, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexualities. The courses in the Gender and Sexualities minor consistently reflect USF's commitment to social justice and the diverse communities, local and global, that shape our understanding of the world, our lives, our knowledge, our labor, and our arts.
Location: Lone Mountain, Rm. 104
Telephone: (415) 422-2821
The Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach offers LGBTQ Allies Workshops where participants have a supportive space to learn more about the issues faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and their allies (LGBTQQIA) community. Participants develop skills to confront homophobia and learn about the LGBTQQIA resources at USF and in the community.
Concern Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Telephone: (800) 344-4222
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Assistance resource for Faculty & Staff only; students should use the USF CAPS office (see information below).
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Location: Gillson Hall, Lower Level
Telephone: (415) 422-6352
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks to assist students in developing greater self-understanding and help resolve problems that interfere with their optimal personal functioning. It is normal to experience adjustment problems, especially during periods of transition. Consultation Services are available to students, faculty, family members, roommates, friends and staff when they have concerns about the psychological well-being of a fellow student, family member, friend, or colleague.
Location: Toler Hall, Lower Level
Telephone: (415) 422-4463
University Ministry offers spiritual and pastoral counseling to students, faculty and staff. Resident Ministry Interns are also available in all of the residence halls.
University Policy and Reporting Procedures Related to the LGBTQ Community
Student Reporting: The Fogcutter Student Handbook - Student Conduct, University Standards, Policies and Procedures – Act of Intolerance Section
Faculty and Staff Reporting: Human Resources Employment Policies – USF Equal Opportunity and Non Discrimination Policy & Sexual Harassment Policy