USF tops the charts in diversity. At times, the “minorities” on campus seem like the majority. The statistics show that the majority of USF students is white, but judging from the activity in the Marshall Center, MLK Plaza, and Cooper Hall, most people would guess otherwise. Minority groups have made their presence known and will continue to provide sound leadership for minority students. The school offers countless clubs, associations, and alliances for students to join, which help form the collective identity that is USF.
Students who come to USF from non-diverse areas sometimes find the highly diverse campus surprising. Some people who are from rural areas with little knowledge of the diverse cultures of the world are intimidated by the mix of people who attend USF. However, most Floridians are used to the kind of diversity that is present at USF and see it as an accurate representation of Florida. USF holds its diverse student body in high acclaim, representing those of different ethnicities, races, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations to the fullest extent possible. It's a nice thing to have so many different cultures right at your fingertips to go and expand your world horizons without the expense of a trip abroad.