Resources

DECO is actively working to elevate existing resources as well as create new resources for all members of the campus community. Below is a list of various resources provided by the university. Many of the resources linked below are for all campus community members (student, staff, and faculty) unless otherwise noted.

Land Recognition Statement

The USF Land Recognition Statement was written by a USF alumna and included as a part of an ASUSF Resolution in 2019 (pending formal approval). It’s intended for use at major campus events and includes pronunciations.

View the statement


Anti-Racism

Anti-Racist Resources for the USF Community

DECO has brought together anti-racism resources available to all campus community members based on existing campus resources and additional external resources.

Diverse Faculty Hiring Policy

Launched in the Spring of 2019, USF’s diverse faculty hiring policy, developed by DECO,
outlines best practices for inclusive faculty hiring, from recruitment to on-boarding. This policy
aims to recruit from identity groups which continue to be underrepresented in higher education.

The following toolkit to support the efforts of this policy.
View the Diverse Hiring Guide


Reporting Bias and Sexual Harassment/Assault

Bias Education and Resources Team (BERT)

The Bias Education and Resource Team (BERT) is a University-wide team that works to gather information about bias incidents and to support those individuals who have witnessed, or themselves become a target of, an act of bias. The BERT reporting system is available to all students, staff, and faculty members. Learn more about BERT »

Title IX Reporting

Sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct is prohibited by federal and state law and by University policy. These behaviors are also contradictory to the University’s mission and values and will not be tolerated in our community.

To report potential Title IX violations, contact the Title IX Coordinator at:
Email: Jess Varga, jvarga@usfca.edu
Phone: (415) 422-4563

Or make a report online »


Supporting Undocumented Persons

The resources listed below are for UndocuAlly campus members. For resources for self-identified undocumented students (financial, academic, and legal support), visit our Undocumented Students page.

ICE Protocol

The following protocol is intended to be a guide for assisting members of the USF community in responding to inquiries or visits from officials representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or another police or government agency.

If an ICE agent (or anyone) asks a university employee for access to the campus or student information: 

  1. Inform the ICE agent that all agency inquiries – including ICE requests for directory information – are processed through the Department of Public Safety and Office of General Counsel. Public Safety is located on UC fifth floor. The phone numbers are (415) 422-4201 (non-emergency), (415) 422-2911 (emergency). No employee under any circumstances should share information about a student. 
  2. The director of Public Safety (or highest-ranking member on site) will take the inquiring agent’s name, badge number, phone number, the name and phone number of the agent’s supervisor, and copies of the warrants and/or subpoena. This information is then forwarded to the university’s general counsel.
  3. The director will not share any student information unless compelled to by a signed court order or a verified claim of imminent danger to public safety, and this will be done in consultation with legal counsel. 
  4. The director will personally escort the agent off campus and notify the Office of General Counsel. Staff in public safety and the general counsel’s office are all fully trained in protocols and procedures, and are committed to the protection and safety of our students and staff.

If you have any questions at any time, please call the Dean of Students Office at (415) 422-5330.

UndocuAlly Sign

Download and display the undocually sign to let others know you are able to provide or refer undocumented students to the appropriate resources.

Download the sign

Working Group to Support Undocumented Students

The Working Group to Support Undocumented Students is composed of faculty, staff, and students from different areas of the university to develop areas of growth where undocumented students can better be served. Learn more about the Working Group »


Supporting Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Non-Binary Persons

All Gender Restrooms and Gender-Inclusive Locker Room

All gender restroom locations and gender-inclusive locker room are available for viewing below on the USF Campus Map. These locations can also be viewed on the USF Campus Map under the Campus Safety & Health category. Click on a location marker for specific room numbers in each building.

View The campus map

Preferred First Name Policy

Recognizing that many students use preferred first names other than their legal ones to identify themselves, the University of San Francisco offers the option of the use of a preferred first name. Read and learn more about this policy »

Note: The preferred first name is not a legal name change. Students who are legally changing their name should follow the instructions listed at SSN and Name Changes.

Pronouns on Business Cards

Faculty and staff are able to include their pronouns on their USF business cards. To learn more about adding pronouns on USF business cards, see page 57 of the USF Brand Standards.

Gender Non-Conforming Student Resources

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is supportive of our gender non-conforming, transgender, and genderqueer students, and potential new students. The GSC has developed a resource guide for gender non-conforming students that includes university-based resources. View the gender non-conforming student resources »


Accessibility and Universal Access

Accommodations

 USF is committed to compliance with state and federal laws regarding individuals with disabilities.

Service and Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Policies

Planning an Accessible Event at USF

Student Disability Services (SDS) has developed a guide to support the campus community in planning accessible events. View the guide »

Making Canvas Accessible

Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system used throughout the university. Learn more about creating accessible Canvas pages »

Working Group for Universal Access

Comprised of faculty, staff, and students, this group aims to create a culture of universal access by sharing best practices, educating the campus community, and connecting ongoing community efforts towards universal access through a central hub. Learn more about the Working Group to Universal Access »


Basic Needs for Students

The Office of Dean of Students offers students essential resources such as food, housing, and health.


Affinity Community Groups

Faculty and Staff

Students

Campus Life

Academic Resources

This page was last updated on November 19, 2020. Issues with a link? Contact the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach at diversity@usfca.edu.