The University of South Florida has many ways for students to get involved on campus. There are over 400 student organizations covering a diverse range of topics; something for every individual. To help you find the organization that best suits your interest, student organizations are placed in the following broad categories:
For more information about student organizations, you can search the organization listings, email the Coordinator for Student Organizations, visit the OSO Office in MSC 3302, or visit the Contact Us page for more options.
Fraternity and Sorority Life can foster the education of the whole person: intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Leadership, Philanthropy, and Scholarship are but a few of the areas in which the Greek Community at USF aspires to achieve excellence.
Fraternity and Sorority Life helps establish stronger connections to the university enhancing your college experience. With four councils consisting of twenty one fraternities and sixteen sororities made up of a diverse group of students, there is a brotherhood or sisterhood experience for everyone in Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Student Government leaders represent the student body to various constituents and on dozens of committees, work to address student concerns, and provide services and opportunities to help engage students. You can get involved with SG by working with or holding office in one of the three branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Student Government also employs over 150 students within several offices and agencies including Business Services, Marketing and Communications, SAFE Team, Student Life and Traditions, WBUL Radio, and the SG Computer Services lab.
If you are living on-campus, you may want to get involved with your residence hall area government. This is a great opportunity for you to have a voice in issues affecting your residence hall, as well as be involved in planning programs and events. For more information about residential involvement, talk to your Resident Assistant or visit the housing web site.
On and off the field, the USF Campus Recreation Department has everything you need to go farther and reach higher in an athletic and recreational fitness environment. Offering an array of services and activities, we are at "the center of it all".
Leadership is not only found by getting involved on campus, but it compliments what is being taught in the classroom. Students interested in leadership can choose from several academic courses. USF offers a minor in Leadership Studies for students who are looking to develop their skills and talents in this area. We offer a variety of one day and intensive weekend workshops where USF students are encouraged to sharpen their leadership skills. Teamwork, trust, and communication are among the topics you will find at these conferences. These conferences are geared towards the specific needs of the different types of students we have at USF. Along with Leadership the CLCE serves as the volunteer center for The University of South Florida community. The center offers resources on volunteerism, service-learning, and opportunities for students and student organizations to develop leadership skills and get involved in service in the Tampa Bay area. Opportunities exist to participate in short-term projects, volunteer long-term projects, or participate in service trips.
The Career Center provides USF students with comprehensive career planning and job search services. A staff of experienced career counselors and job search coaches is available to help students choose a potential career, gain career-related experience and prepare for an effective job search. The Career Center also provides information on part-time jobs (on and off-campus), internships, Cooperative Education and full-time professional employment opportunities, and creates venues where students can network and interview with local, state and national employers.
Support the USF Bulls in a variety of Inter-Collegiate athletics. With your USF ID, students get free admission to all USF athletic events. Become a member of the Student Bulls Club as a way to support athletics at USF.
The USF Alumni Association is a group of former students and friends who share loyalty and pride in USF and whose mission is to connect alumni, support students and strengthen USF. We support USF students with a variety of programs and services, including:
- Scholarship opportunities (through the USF Bulls License Plate program)
- Sponsorship of the Outstanding Senior Award and the King O'Neal Scholar Award
- Sponsorship of the USF Ambassador program
- Participation in Homecoming, Round-Up, orientation, career fairs, tailgate parties, networking and cultural events, Grad Stampede and Commencement
- Sponsorship of a student Legislative Internship program
- Networking, resume posting and career opportunities
The Oracle publishes five days a week in the fall and spring with an average circulation of 12,000 issues. The paper has earned numerous awards for excellence in journalism. In 1990, it was voted by the Society of Professional Journalists as the Best College Daily in the Nation and is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame. It has collected numerous regional awards during the years and has earned a national reputation for excellence.
The Oracle has served as a training ground for journalists and others devoted to the idea of a free press. If you want to know what's up at USF, read the Oracle!
Throughout the year there are many large campus events and programs, most of which are organized and run by students. Not only can you attend these events, but you can also get involved in planning them. Several entities exist as part of the Office of Student Programs; visit them all to find out when events are taking place and how you can be involved.
The Marshall Student Center is the gathering place for the campus community and an integral part of USF's educational environment. The Marshall Student Center is made up of programs, services, facilities, and people that serve students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the surrounding community.
Multicultural Affairs educates and inspires all students at USF to discover and experience the diversity that makes USF special. A variety of student organizations are supported by the office. In addition, multicultural training and programming is an integral part of the office's outreach to USF students.
CSI is your clearinghouse to learn about ways to get involved on campus. The office provides support to a variety of areas and is a great place for any student to stop by and get information on the many, many ways to be an involved BULL.
The Campus Ministry Association is an organization of campus ministry professionals who have come together from a wide variety of religious traditions to serve the student body at USF. Each ministry commits to a set of guidelines that serve to protect the students at USF and facilitate their spiritual development.
USF is committed to the success of all students. USF's largest student population is commuting students. We hope this website will be helpful to you in learning about how to get involved, commuter resources, and off campus housing opportunities.