Resources

This page contains a comprehensive list of diversity and inclusion resources and University offices.

▼   USA Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The charge of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to identify and develop creative strategies and initiatives to increase the number of students, faculty, and administrators from African American and other underrepresented groups. Monitor USA’s progress toward the goals of the Strategic and Diversity Inclusion Plan. Make the University of South Alabama an even more attractive and inclusive community for people of all races, ethnicities, faiths and cultures
▼   College Committees

College of Education and Professional Studies Diversity Council
Dr. Joe’l Billingsley
lewis@southalabama.edu

Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
Ms. Erin Lunn, Co-Chair
emcadams@southalabama.edu
Dr. Victoria Henbest, Co-Chair
vhenbest@southalabama.edu

College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee
Delwar Hossain, Chair
dhossain@southalabama.edu

College of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Committees

▼   College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to strengthening pathways to medical education for students from disenfranchised or underrepresented groups. We are also dedicated to creating safe spaces for all within our system, across all gender, sexual, socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and ability identifications. We are committed to being in a lifelong relationship with our community, trying our best to constantly be present and aware of our communities’ needs specifically as they relate to the provision of education and support.

Franklin Trimm, M.D.
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
rftrimm@southalabama.edu

Johnson Haynes, Jr., M.D.
Assistant Dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
jhaynes@health.southalabama.edu

LoRen Burroughs, MPA
Diversity Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
lburroughs@southalabama.edu

▼   Office of Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services provides educational opportunities for  individuals with disabilities through equal access, empowerment, support, resources, advocacy, collaboration and outreach throughout the University and community. Student Disability Services.

Laventrice Ridgeway, Coordinator
lsridgeway@southalabama.edu

▼   Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) was created June 1990 to meet the goals of the University through assisting minority students in pursuit of resources that contribute to navigating the community and institution. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs aims to provide an environment that facilitates holistic academic, personal, and social development. We strive for success through diversity, inclusion, and opportunity. These foci are accomplished through leadership enrichment, pragmatic mentoring, and a sustained commitment to lifelong learning. Join us on Facebook at USA Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @omsausa. For more information, email omsa@southalabama.edu or call (251) 460-6895.

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Student Center Suite 210
Jarmora Valrie, Director
jvalrie@southalabama.edu

▼   Global USA

Global USA oversees the English Language Center, international student affairs, study abroad and exchange, global outreach, remote campuses and the Center for Continuing Education & Conference Services. If you are interested in study abroad you can find opportunities here. There are more than 800 programs available through Global USA’s site, including faculty led programs, reciprocal exchange programs and direct enroll programs.

Meisler Hall, Suite 2001
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002
(251) 460-6283
globalusa@southalabama.edu

▼   Academic Programs

Jewish and Holocaust Studies

The Jewish and Holocaust Studies minor is part of a rich, multidisciplinary curriculum, offering students an opportunity to study the Nazi Holocaust and all aspects of Jewish culture, history and religion in Europe and America.

David Meola, Director
dameola@southalabama.edu

 

Gender Studies

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Arts & Sciences that is a collective of students, teachers, and researchers who focus on the dynamics of gender in our society.

Claire Cage, Interim Director
ccage@southalabma.edu

 

African American Studies

The minor in African American Studies provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the experiences, conditions, origins, accomplishments, and contributions of people of African ancestry in the United States.

Kern Jackson, Professor
kemjacks@southalabama.edu

 

International Studies

The International Studies Program offers a multi-disciplinary and multi-college program designed to prepare students for the needs of our global society.

Dr. Christine Rinne, Director of International Studies
crinne@southalabama.edu

 

Modern and Classical Languages and Literature

The programs offered by the Department are essential to the university's mission of enhancing students' understanding of other cultures and preparing them to thrive in a global society.

Eleanor Ter Horst, Chair
eterhorst@southalabama.edu

▼   Academic Courses with Diversity Content

College of Education and Professional Studies

  • CCP 795 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • CED 566 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING
  • EDU 400 EDU EXCEPT CHILD AND YOUTH
  • EDU 567 MULTICULTURAL EXP IN SCHOOLS
  • EDF 300 GENDER & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • EDF 310 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOP & EDUCUCATION (GENDER)
  • EDF 315 EDUCATION IN DIVERSE SOCIETY
  • EDF 320 COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL GENDER & FAMILY
  • EDF 325 GLOBAL GENDER PERSPECTIVES IN ED
  • EDF 330 AMERICAN ED IN A COMPARATIVE GLOBAL FRAMEWORK
  • EDF 335 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & GLOBAL ED
  • EDF 501 CULT FOUND OF EDUCATION
  • EDF 515 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
  • EDL 573 EDUCATIONAL GERONTOLOGY
  • EDL 607 LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOLS/MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

Business

  • BUS 555 STUDY ABROAD

 

Arts and Sciences

  • AN 100 INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • AN 200 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
  • AN 313 NEW WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY (NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES)
  • AN 340 NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES-W
  • AN 347 LATIN AMER CULTURES-SOCIETIES
  • AN 355 GENDER AND ANTHROPOLOGY
  • ARG 222 RHETORIC, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
  • ARH 203 SURVEY OF NON-WESTERN ART
  • ARH 250 AFRICAN ART
  • ARH 343 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART
  • ARH 480 WOMEN IN ART-W
  • CA 283 CHINESE FILM
  • CA 284 JAPANESE FILM
  • CA 315 GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
  • CA 330 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION-W
  • CED 566 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING
▼   Student Groups

Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society

This African American Honor Society consists of students who have shown outstanding abilities in academics, leadership, and service with a 3.0 or better GPA. Induction into ABK takes place every spring semester.

Advisor: Feaunte Preyear
fpreyear@southalabama.edu

 

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Black Student Union is one of the most well-known and most influential student organizations on USA’s campus. The organization was designed to be a strong supportive structure not only for African Americans but for all students on campus. BSU provides in-depth learning experiences of Black History and opportunities for students to excel in academics and leadership positions.

Advisor: Trey R. Johnson
treyjohnson@southalabama.edu

 

Collegiate 100

The purpose of this organization is to ensure, encourage, and motivate African American men at USA to establish and use leadership skills. Members of the C100 will assist the local 100 Black Men Chapter with its programming initiatives that support the development of social, emotional, and physical needs of youth positive role models.

Advisor: Dr. Michael Mitchell
mmitchell@southalabama.edu

 

Indian Student Association

Contact: southalabamaisa@gmail.com

 

Latin American Students Association (LASA)

LASA is comprised of students who are interested in South American and Hispanic Culture. The organization has an open membership policy to any student who is enrolled as a full-time student at USA. LASA promotes and educates the campus on the Latin American culture through its programs, community service and participation in festivals and heritage month events.

Advisor: Dr. Robles Valencia
Robles@southalabama.edu

 

National Pan-Hellenic Association

The National Pan-Hellenic Council is composed of 7 International Greek Letter Sororities and Fraternities (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho, Sororities, and Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternities). NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

Cathi Jones, Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life
usagreeklife@southalabama.edu

 

Native American Student Association

The mission of NASA is to create awareness and opportunities to gain knowledge of Native Americans and their culture, as well as to support students of Native American and Alaskan Indian descent.

 

Spectrum

Spectrum is committed to bringing together students of all sexes, gender identities, religions, ethnicities, races, and sexual orientations, etc. to affirm equality between people to work toward the full political and social enfranchisement of LGBTQ individuals. We recognize the need to support and preserve the integrity of human rights for all and to cultivate action and alliances that will exemplify these ideals. Spectrum will work toward these ends by providing social events where all students are welcome and empowering student voices through education outreach, awareness raising, service projects, and direct political action.

Advisor: Dr. Krista Harrell
kristaharrell@southalabama.edu

 

Vietnamese Student Association

The purpose of VSA is to promote and bring awareness to the culture of Vietnam. Students plan year long service initiatives and program around the adopted project. VSA is open to anyone who wants to get involved and be apart of the festivities. VSA is very active on campus, annually hosting the Chinese New Year and participating in Intramural Sports and the International festival.


Women of Excellence

The purpose of this organization is to ensure, encourage, and motivate women at USA to establish and use leadership skills. The program focuses on class scheduling, career opportunities, etiquette, and student involvement on campus. to become a member of WOX an individual must have a minimum GPA of a 2.8 and at least 15 credit hours.

Advisor: Joy Washington
jwashing@southalabama.edu

▼   Faculty and Staff Groups

Black Faculty and Staff Association

The Black Faculty & Staff Association was founded to develop its members and equip them with the tools to empower, engage and excel within the University of South Alabama, in addition to providing mentorship and guidance to students.

Contact: bfsa@southalabama.edu

Delisa Johnson, BFSA Vice President
dpjohnson@southalabama.edu

▼   LGTBQIA+ Initiatives

USA Safe Zone

The University of South Alabama Safe Zone program is one aspect of Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs' ongoing effort to make the USA campus a safer place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. The purpose is to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus in order to make the campus a safer and freer environment for all members of the USA community regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

▼    Title IX

Title IX

The Title IX Coordinator oversees monitoring of University policy in relation to Title IX law developments; implementation of grievance procedures, including notification, investigation, and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the campus community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the University's Title IX compliance related to sexual misconduct.

Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Krista Harrell, Associate Dean of Students
Student Center, Room 116
(251) 460-6452
titleix@southalabama.edu