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Group photo at the Day at the Capitol event in Tallahassee

Final state budget includes funding to support key USF initiatives

The University of South Florida will receive significant increased recurring operational funding and support for other important projects in the 2024-25 state budget that was signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis today.

June 12, 2024University News

Group stands near beam of new hospital

USF Health and Tampa General Hospital partner to launch one of Florida’s first behavioral health teaching hospitals

The new TGH Behavioral Health Hospital and the recent announcement that USF will create the Florida Center for Behavioral Health Workforce – funded by a new state law – demonstrate the university’s leadership in addressing the critical need for mental health services.

May 13, 2024USF Health

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences buildin

USF to lead statewide initiative to address shortage of mental health professionals

USF was recently awarded $5 million in recurring funds to create the Florida Center for Behavioral Health Workforce to enhance recruitment and retention efforts and expand pathways to behavioral health professions.

April 15, 2024University News

Florida state capitol building

New state budget includes operational funding increases, significant support for USF projects

The proposed investments include a $50 million recurring increase to USF’s operational budget to support the work of each campus and USF Health, as well as funding to expand cybersecurity research and the cyber workforce.

March 5, 2024University News

USF President Rhea Law stands with students in front of House of Representatives

USF Day at the Capitol highlights AAU achievement, emphasizes priorities for ongoing success

Tallahassee was glistening in green and gold as more than 100 students, alumni and leaders from USF’s three campuses convened for USF Day at the Capitol. The annual gathering coincides with the current legislative session and allows Bulls to rally support for university priorities while lawmakers provide a glimpse into the democratic process.

January 31, 2024University News

Student veterans stand in a row

Key legislative priority would make USF a model for supporting veteran and military-connected students

The University of South Florida seeks to strengthen the support and services it provides to veterans, military-connected students and first responders through a new request for funding in this year’s legislative session. The funds would lead to new or upgraded Office of Veteran Success facilities on all three USF campuses, benefitting thousands of students.

January 31, 2024Student Success

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy vessel

USF Health granted initial $14 million for traumatic brain injury research study

Through a grant from the Florida Legislature, researchers in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine will conduct a clinical study to help determine if hyperbaric oxygen therapy can ease the symptoms of traumatic brain injury in Florida’s veteran, active duty and reserve service members.

January 8, 2024Research and Innovation

Water tower located on the Tampa campus

Dozens of maintenance projects to begin across campuses to help strengthen USF’s infrastructure

USF’s iconic water tower is getting repaired and painted as part of an investment of nearly $73 million allotted in last year’s state budget to support USF’s Capital Renewal Program, which addresses a portion of the university’s deferred maintenance needs.

April 14, 2023University News

Group gathers on the senate floor

Looking to build on USF’s historic legislative year, students, alumni and university leaders participate in USF Day at the Capitol

More than 100 students and alumni joined USF leadership in Tallahassee on Wednesday for USF Day at the Capitol ¬– an annual gathering that offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the university and its priorities ahead of the legislative session, which begins March 7.

February 8, 2023University News

USF students, President Law and Rocky gather at the FL State Capitol building

USF leaders thank state legislators for historic support in this year’s session

The University of South Florida community is celebrating a historically successful legislative session by thanking the state legislators who have proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for USF across all three campuses and USF Health.

March 10, 2022University News

President Rhea Law and House Speaker Chris Sprowls pose with USF students at the Florida House of Representatives for USF Day at the Capitol.

Students, university leadership advocate for USF during Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee

Dozens of students from the University of South Florida are standing side by side with President Rhea Law, trustees and other university leaders in Tallahassee to advocate for the university’s priorities in the 2022 state legislative session that began last week.

January 18, 2022University News

Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences

USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The University of South Florida is seeking support from the Florida Legislature and the local community to advance a bold new plan for an interdisciplinary center of excellence that will harness the collective power of colleges and departments from throughout the university to address the existential challenges created by climate change, including sea level rise, high tide flooding events and other coastal hazards.

January 10, 2022Research and Innovation, University News

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