The Diversity Fellowship seeks to revolutionize the way the University confronts diversity on campus. Serving as both a student organization and a branch of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, the Diversity Fellowship is committed to promoting, appreciating and recognizing diversity on campus.
Since its start in 2004, the fellowship has worked to gauge the campus climate, develop and implement strategies, and prepare students to become ambassadors for a more inclusive University environment. The Diversity Fellowship has hosted or helped promote campus events such as the Annual Gospel Luncheon, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and leadership seminars on diversity.
In order to better address issues of diversity, the Diversity Fellowship acts hand-in-hand with other organizations seeking to create a more inclusive environment. To facilitate communication between the many groups, each Fellow is given the responsibility of maintaining contact with an organization on campus by attending at least one of the organization's meetings per month, coordinating and attending events, and maintaining email correspondence with organization leaders and providing support to ensure that issues are addressed.
UT Diversity Fellowship members participate in National Coming Out Day.
The organization plans to continue with an abundance of new and engaging programs for the campus, including forums and activities with a focus on religion, gender and race topics.
UT students can help support a more diverse environment by participating in sponsored events or by joining the Diversity Fellowship. For more information, contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement.
It shall be the duty of The University of Tampa Diversity Fellowship to
foster a spirit of inclusion through the dissemination of information,
the active involvement of fellows on campus, and the appreciation of
diverse backgrounds on campus and in the community. The Diversity
Fellowship will serve as a liaison between the student body and The
University of Tampa faculty and staff.