About Us


The Office of the Dean of Students provides leadership for the following offices that comprise the Community Development and Student Engagement cluster:

Student Government Advising, Training, & Operations (SGATO) facilitates the inner workings of USF's Student Government by providing guidance, training and operational support to the current student administration. SGATO staff strive to connect the students and university administration by practicing a holistic, learning partnership and developmental philosophy that is founded upon the four pillars of integrity, advocacy, inclusivity, and civility. Student Government represents the student body by working to address student concerns, and providing programs and opportunities to help engage students.

Fraternity and Sorority Life facilitates connections between the greater university community and USF's fraternities and sororities. Through advising, education, and outreach in partnership with twenty-six fraternities and twenty-three sororities, the office creates opportunities for a diverse group of students to develop leadership skills, grow personally, and become part of a tight-knit community that is well connected to the campus, and exemplifies brotherhood and sisterhood.

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) coordinates educational, cultural and social programs designed to educate and inspire students at USF to cultivate meaningful, diverse interpersonal relationships. While promoting intercultural dialog, awareness, advocacy and respect for diversity, OMA helps students understand and appreciate a multitude of identities and creates an inclusive environment enabling students to become conscientious global citizens.

Student Rights & Responsibilities utilizes fundamental fairness and strives to inspire trust and confidence in the university's Conduct System. We strongly encourage individual responsibility and promote the incorporation of community standards for acceptable behavior via the Student Code of Conduct.

The Center for Student Involvement empowers students to create co-curricular experiences that provide meaningful ways for all students to be involved and engaged in campus life, interact with others, and strengthen Bull Pride through campus-wide traditions. Our staff strives to teach students the importance and benefits of campus involvement, provides information on how to seek out personally relevant opportunities, and facilitates student involvement.

Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement (CLCE) develops students into leaders that will make a positive difference in the world. Their programs help each student discover their passion and talents, while developing their skills and understanding of leadership and active citizenship.

Students with Disabilities Services (SDS) works to encourage accessibility, equity, self-advocacy and disability awareness at USF.  SDS assists with academic accommodations, accommodated testing, and "Access-i-Bull" awareness programming. SDS services are available to all members of the USF community - from instructors wishing to explore accessible teaching tools to students with temporary injuries, permanent disabilities or newly acquired diagnoses. Accessibility is an essential foundation of student success.

Student Publications advises the students responsible for The Oracle, USF's editorially independent student newspaper. The newspaper provides students an opportunity to maximize their potential for communication and critical thinking through print and digital media, and serves the university community as a source of campus information.  Oracle student staff members work as reporters, editors, photographers, digital producers, graphic artists and advertising sales representatives in producing two print editions and a week during the fall and spring semesters and providing digital content daily for the paper's website and mobile app.

The Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center (MSC) serves as the university's "living room".  Services offered include a federal credit union, pharmacy, copy center, computer lab, computer store and numerous dining options.  Students will find that the MSC provides many lounge spaces and opportunities to study and hang out with friends.  You can also engage in personal leadership development, volunteerism, Greek life, social and educational programming, diversity development and serve in student government.  The MSC also offers over 50,000 square feet of event and conference space serving student organizations, departments and off-campus guests.  The event office can assist you in planning a simple meeting through a large-scale conference.  We encourage you to explore the MSC and make it your own experience!

Residential Education creates a safe, caring, and inclusive residential learning community, which promotes student success. Our team of Residential Educators are trained professionals guided by the philosophy that each residential student can succeed if given the opportunity. We are determined to make our residential community the best version of a distinct opportunity for success. At the conclusion of the residential experience, students will be global citizens who are academically engaged, interpersonally competent, and holistically well.