Collective Power

The herd only becomes stronger when we work together. No matter your title, campus or discipline, each of us plays an important role in powering USF to succeed.

USF made history in 2017, hitting our billion-dollar fundraising goal in the “USF: Unstoppable” campaign. From momentous gifts like the one from Pam and Les Muma, to every dollar contributed by students, employees and alumni, our herd is only unstoppable because of you.

President Judy Genshaft announces that USF met its Unstoppable fundraising goal

We are proud to be considered a top choice among diverse and academically talented students from across the nation and around the world.” – Dr. Ralph Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice President

Our incoming new students are breaking records before stepping foot on campus. In 2017-18, USF welcomed the strongest academic and most diverse group of students in our school’s history.

Students jump in a group on campus

Student success is a university- and community-wide project here at USF. Selected in 2018 to serve as a National Mentor Institution for minority student success, USF has developed an institutional culture that promotes the complete wellbeing of each and every student, a culture that all members of our university community foster each and every day.

Students sit in front of the campus sign

"At USF, we believe our comprehensive and innovative approach to supporting student veterans as they transition out of the military truly leads to academic success.” – Larry Braue, Director of the Office of Veteran Success

USF is honored to be one of the best public universities in the country for student veterans. Coming together as a herd, faculty and staff at USF make dedicated efforts to create the best possible academic environment for these students.

A student veteran puts his horns up with Rocky

United as a system, USF is giving every student with the drive to earn a degree the opportunity to do so, thanks to the FUSE Program. Through partnerships with eight Florida College System institutions, USF guarantees FUSE enrollees who earn their associate’s degree admission to the USF System for the completion of their bachelor’s degree at one of our three campuses.

A student receives a scholarship check from FUSE

Our USF community values every voice and empowers each individual to not only better themselves, but to better our entire herd. When former student Bill Mariotti sought to complete his education after a 30-year hiatus, USF Sarasota-Manatee was there for him. And after graduating in 2015, Mariotti gave back to his hometown university in a big way – donating $3.5 million to the campus, the largest contribution in the school’s history.

Bill Mariotti receives a plaque for his donation to USFSM