The Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach seeks to enrich the urban community and university community through outreach, service and partnerships with diverse communities.
Community engagement projects include:
Each semester the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach partners with different schools at USF and community-based partner organizations to bring panel discussions and forums to campus. These discussions spotlight USF faculty who specialize in critical diversity issues and local leaders working on these issues daily.
- Diverse Workforce Initiative
This initiative to helps identify and potentially prepare diverse applicants from San Francisco-based community organizations with workforce development training programs, for employment opportunities with the University of San Francisco or a USF contractor. The Diverse Workforce Initiative is a campus-wide collaborative effort led by the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach and the Office of the General Counsel.
- Stakeholder Community Forums
This initiative focuses on enhancing and building key relationships with diverse community leaders throughout the city of San Francisco, building organizational capacity through intercultural engagement, inclusive dialogues and learning experiences.
- Youth Outreach
Every year the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach partners with Epsilon Beta Boule and C.A.R.E.S. (Collaborative for Academics, Recreation and Enrichment for Students) to host a daylong program titled “Visions of Success” at USF. Through strengthening community relationships, our students learn from and engage with groups that have traditionally been marginalized.