Student Resources

Student Organizations

What Are Student Organizations?

Student organizations include student societies, university clubs, student clubs, and student associations. These are societies and/or organizations operated by students at the unversity, whose membership typically consists of students and/or alumni. Active student organizations are student organizations that currently have student members who actively meet and host events.

Why Join Student Organizations?

The benefits of joining student organizations include social networking, professional development, community engagement, and university involvement. Student organizations are a great way to get involved both and off campus. By joining different clubs and student organizations, you may explore your interests and connect with others on campus.

Find an Organization

One strategy to connect with USF students, staff, and alumni directly is through student organizations. There are over 700 official student organizations at USF, each with a unique focus. For more information on student organization resources and benefits, you may visit the USF Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement.

Welcome to BullsConnect!

Visit BullsConnect to browse all OneUSF campus organizations and register for events. This is the official student engagement platform for all students on all USF campusus. Here you may explore active student organizations and search for specific organizations. Some of the themes of student organizations include: academic research, community volunteer service, cultural, fine arts, sustainability, healthy living, recreation, and sports clubs. From academic and professional to special interest, there are over 700 registered student organizations at USF with something for everyone!

Student Organizations of Library and Information Science (SOLIS)

SOLIS is the overarching name of the graduate student group that encompasses USF’s American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter and Special Libraries Association (SLA) Student Chapter. Their mission is to provide a community for all students interested in libraries and the services they provide to communities. This includes all types of libraries (university/academic libraries, public libraries, K-12 school libraries, etc.). In particular, they aim to be a community for students in USF's Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. However, all students (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, etc.) are welcome and we encourage anyone with an interest in libraries to join, regardless of their academic major. They aim to facilitate and encourage participation in the ALA, increase awareness and use of the resources the ALA offers, provide a local forum for the focus and exchange of ideas and information related to the profession of librarianship, provide networking opportunities, develop skills and relationships to enable students to have a creative impact on the profession, and increase awareness of national and international issues in library and information studies.