Golden Bull Awards


The Golden Bull Award is one of USF's highest honors given annually (in the spring semester) to up to 20 deserving undergraduate and graduate students who encompass the spirit of USF and have demonstrated its values. Recipients must exemplify exceptional leadership and service to the University and the community and meet the following criteria to apply for the award:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours for undergraduate or 12 hours for graduate by the Fall semester of the year that you apply.
  • All authorized credits toward degrees count in this tabulation, including dual enrollment and transfer credits.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be in good standing with the university.
  • Must have demonstrated a commitment to the values of USF and leadership on campus.

The University of South Florida is dedicated to excellence and the Golden Bull recipients embrace and epitomize the following values of the institution:

  • Leadership within the community
  • Engagement with the community and public service
  • Success and academic achievement through research, pursuit of knowledge and critical thinking skills
  • Enhanced global experience and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity
  • Development of personal and professional potential
  • Demonstrated commitment to respect, integrity, and civility 

Student Affairs supports these values through programs, services, and activities that enhance the student's out of classroom experience and recognizes students through this award that have lived these values during their tenure at USF.