Live in Community — Yours, Mine, Ours!
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is many things — a physical space, a series of programs, a resource for support — but mostly it is where we, the people of USF, come to explore and experience the unifying strength of our differences.
An Invitation from Dr. Paul Porter, New Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Creating an environment that fosters inclusion across campus and supports the academic success, retention, and personal development of a diverse student population is among the highest priorities at USF.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion embodies that commitment through programs and initiatives designed to educate all members of the community on issues of diversity and social justice, as well as providing a safe enclave for historically underserved students.
Stop by anytime! We welcome you to explore, share, learn, and be challenged!
Stop by Trinity Hall, Rooms 100-02 to visit our space (always warm, safe, & secure) and to find a welcoming community!
See What’s New
- New Name: Now known as the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the addition of the word “inclusion” denotes a new focus, one that includes all members of USF. In addition to providing support to minority students, the Center assists all students in working towards a socially just society.
- New Programs & Events: Participate in our community & social justice programs; Watch for details in My Cougar Connection
- New Director: Welcome Dr. Paul Porter, director of Diversity and Inclusion!
See What’s Constant
- Our Mission: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion leads the University of Saint Francis in fostering a safe and open campus culture that celebrates the presence of diverse identities, and equips all students, faculty, and staff to successfully engage in a global society.
In its employment practices, selection of students, and administration of all programs, the University of Saint Francis maintains a policy of non-discrimination regarding age, race, creed, national origin, religion, gender, disability, genetics, and veteran status. The University has appointed the Vice President for Student Affairs to serve as the coordinator of compliance with Title IX. Student inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator (260.399.8100, Trinity Hall room 137), or to the Associate Dean for Campus Life/Deputy Coordinator (260.399.7700 ext. 6748). Employees should direct inquiries and complaints to the Title IX Coordinator or the Director of Human Resources/Deputy Coordinator (260.399.7700 ext. 6901).
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion: Trinity Hall, Rooms 100-02
Paul Porter, Ph.D., Director of Diversity and Inclusion
260-399-7700, ext. 6304