The Global Citizens Project is a university-wide initiative aimed at enhancing undergraduate students' global competencies through the development of new and improved curricular and co-curricular experiences. USF envisions itself as a global research university dedicated to student success. Goal #1 of our 2013-2018 Strategic Plan is to prepare "well-educated and highly skilled global citizens through our continuing commitment to student success." The Global Citizens Project is one of the ways in which USF is advancing this goal.
The Global Citizens Project is made possible through our reaffirmation of accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Every 10 years as part of our reaffirmation by SACSCOC, USF must develop a Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP. A QEP is a plan to enhance student learning in a particular area that is deemed important by the university and aligns with the university's strategic plan. We have selected global citizenship as the area of learning to focus on this reaffirmation cycle and so have named our QEP, The Global Citizens Project.