University of South Florida
Tampa | St. Petersburg | Sarasota-Manatee
We believe learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom. The people and
places in our communities offer lessons that complement and reinforce classroom-based
learning. Students will accumulate 50 hours of community service while at USF, in their hometown or Tampa Bay community. Service is at the heart of
the Judy Genshaft Honors College. Care and concern for others motivates the administration,
faculty and staff of the College, but we also seek to model for students how intellectually
and professionally rewarding service can be.
Community service hours are logged on the Co-Curricular Transcript through BullsConnect.
Service hours may overlap with those required for the Global Citizen Award, or other pre-professional goals. Use BullsConnect to find service and log your hours.
Once 50+ hours are completed, you may upload the co-curricular transcript to the community
service form to receive approval of this requirement. The form is available in your JGHC student portal.
If available, a letter of confirmation from your service supervisor or an official
hours log from your organization are also acceptable forms of proof, instead of the
Hours performed as employment or for payment cannot be considered community service.
First-year students admitted Fall 2019 onward and all students admitted Spring 2020
onward must also complete the Community Service Canvas Course (see below).
You must pass the course with a grade of 80% or higher in order to receive credit
for completion. Join the course here. Learning Outcomes will help you:
Note: While students admitted prior to Fall 2019 are not required to complete our
Canvas course, we strongly recommend using it as a guide before, during, and after
your service experience.
Upon completion of the required hours, upload all documents of service as a single
PDF file into the Community Service Form. Hours logged through BullsConnect are easily compiled for submission in the form.