Dean's Update

Dean's Update - Coming Soon

Diversity News

Diversity News - Coming Soon

Our Commitment

Our Commitment - Coming Soon

Our Plan

The College of Marine Science is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, and to competing for the most highly qualified applicants in the country. We are already doing an excellent job in this area, and we will continue this success into the future. The percentage of under-represented minorities (URM) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is low compared to society (>30%). For ocean sciences, the percentage is even lower than other STEM fields. According to the National Science Foundation and the Consortium of Ocean Leadership surveys, underrepresented graduate student minorities (Hispanic, Black, Native American/Pac Islander) in ocean sciences is about 9% +/- 5%. Over the past fifteen years, our College has grown its diversity from ~2% to ~15% on average. In 2013, seven out of 14 PhD degrees awarded in our College were to URM students. Although that was an exceptional year, our goal is to grow our diversity as much as qualified applicant pool allows for (target of 19% by 2021). This effort will insure that our students are prepared for success in a diverse workplace environment.

USF Diversity Statement: http://www.usf.edu/diversity/diversity-inclusion/index.aspx

Diversity Lecture Series: http://www.usf.edu/diversity/diversity-inclusion/diversity-lecture-series.aspx

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Who is welcome at CMS?

We welcome anyone who has a passion for the oceans and for science, who values different perspectives, and who cherishes the opportunity to think critically and promote dialogue about the knowledge we create and disseminate. Regardless of what you look like, what you believe, or where you come from, we want to include you in our college if this description fits you.


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Cultural Celebrations in St. Petersburg

MLK National Parade and Fun Day


Pride Weekend


Saturday Morning Market


Murals in St. Petersburg


St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc.


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