I am USF is a visual representation of the multiple identities (e.g., class, gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, religion, etc.) that make up the USF community.
In keeping with USF's mission statement of educating minds and hearts to change the world we hope that participating in I am USF will promote dialogue to explore the many identities of USF students. We use this framework to represent the diversity of our campus community.
As part of the New Student Orientation programs, all new students are invited to submit their reflections on identity with the campus community. Opportunities throughout the year are also provided for students to participate. Periodically the exhibit is placed on display.
To strengthen the identity exploration of our campus community, the program has expanded to include a student panel presentation: We are USF. The panelists share how their multiple identities have changed as a student, providing insight into the campus climate, institutional diversity, and support resources at the university.
I am USF is designed in the style of Kip Fulbeck's the hapa project.