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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Welcome to the start of the fall semester

Welcome to a historic start to our fall semester at the University of South Florida.

August 24, 2020Campus Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Reinforcing our Title IX support mechanisms

As we prepare for the fall semester, I wish to update you on our continued efforts to improve our support and outreach services, as well as reinforce our available reporting mechanisms.

August 11, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Taking action to address societal racism

Today, I’m writing to provide you with an update on important actions USF is taking as we work to become an even greater force for positive change. Our specific actions are outlined below.

August 4, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Supporting our international students

International students are cherished members of our university community and we recognize that many of you are coping with unique challenges as a result of COVID-19.

July 9, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

In response to reports of sexual violence on campus

In light of the information recently shared on social media, I believe it’s important for us to reexamine our processes and outreach initiatives to ensure that we are responding effectively to allegations of sexual violence.

July 1, 2020University News

President Steve Currall joined the University of South Florida on July 1, 2019.

A momentous year

President Steve Currall joined the University of South Florida on July 1, 2019. He has successfully consolidated USF’s three campuses, raised over $115 million and continues to lead through the complexities resulting from COVID-19, making Currall’s first year in office one of the most eventful time periods since USF was established in 1956.

July 1, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

The significance of Juneteenth

USF President Steven C. Currall addresses the significance of Juneteenth, a 155-year-old holiday celebrating the emancipation of African-Americans from slavery in the U.S.

June 19, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF's consolidation plan approved

The University of South Florida achieved a historic milestone today as the Executive Council of our accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), approved our plan to consolidate our three campuses.

June 12, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Expanding our efforts to promote inclusion, opportunity and civility

In these challenging times, USF can provide leadership and opportunity, demonstrating an active commitment to creating a civil, humane and compassionate society in which racism is not tolerated.

June 8, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Message to community on recent events in Minnesota and Georgia

USF President Steven C. Currall addresses the recent events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.

May 30, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Announcing new leadership for the USF Foundation

I have appointed Jay Stroman as senior vice president of advancement and alumni affairs and CEO of the USF Foundation, effective June 1.

March 2, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Announcing new leadership for Cyber Florida

Effective Feb. 17, retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Mike McConnell, former director of the National Security Agency and a nationally regarded cybersecurity expert, will assume the role of executive director of Cyber Florida.

February 12, 2020University News

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