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USF Named Most Engaged Campus of the Year by Florida Campus Compact

USF billboard on Fowler Avenue On Thursday, November 5, Florida Campus Compact honored the 2015 Award Winners at their annual Gala hosted by President Kevin Ross on the campus of the Lynn University in Boca Raton. The evening began with a reception and dinner at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, the newest performing arts venue ...Read more >> 

USF is chosen Engaged Campus of the Year as Florida Campus Compact focuses attention on building students' citizenship skills and effective community partnerships.

News Channel Recognized for Excellence in Civic Engagement USF is chosen Engaged Campus of the Year as Florida Campus Compact focuses attention on building students' citizenship skills and effective community partnerships. USF faculty members Bonnie Silvestri, J.D. and Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Ph.D. with USF System President Judy Genshaft. Photo by Barbara Melendez | USF News By Barbara Melendez USF News ... Read more >> 

Tampa sees rise in income inequality

In the same neighborhood that houses the multimillion-dollar structures that make up USF's campus, poverty levels are as high as 22 percent, according to the Hillsborough Community Atlas. Tampa has some of the worst incidences of income inequality in the nation, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times. According to Lance Arney, associate director of service learning at the USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP), this is due in part to a lack of affordable housing, pervasive low wages, poor public transportation and institutional racism in Tampa... Read more>>