The word BULLISH represents the USF System Guiding Principles, which are: Bold, United, Leaders, Loyal, Impactful, Student-centric and High-quality. These principles were developed by key leaders from across the USF System — including consultation with members of the Board of Trustees, senior administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders — during the 2015-2016 academic year. They represent the key values shared by USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota–Manatee, uniting us as one system while each institution simultaneously works toward its own distinctive mission, as articulated in its Strategic Plan and annual Board of Governors Work Plans.
BULLISH means we are united in a relentless optimism for the future. Working together, and guided by these key values, there is nothing we can't achieve.
In June, USF was designated as the first "Emerging Preeminent" university in Florida, providing an additional $5 million in state funding and strengthening the institution's reputation.