USF Pearls

What We Do

USF Pearls is a program designed with you in mind. Rooted in a strengths-based approach, each pearl will be offered:

Care Coordination

Individual Coaching:

  • Assigned to a support specialist who will be a dedicated resource for your success and growth
  • Linked with USF and local community resources
  • Provided with support letters
  • Assistance with USF navigation

Group Collaboration:

  • Work alongside program peers for educational activities with learning outcomes tied to independent living skills

Mentoring Program (Coming Soon!)

Faculty and Staff:

  • Each Pearl will be paired with USF faculty, staff, or alumni, who serve as mentor throughout their academic journey.

Pearl Peer:

  • Each Pearl will have the opportunity to become a Pearl mentor to assist new students in the program to acclimate to the university. 

Educational Activities

The Pearls program will host different events, programming, and outings for students to connect with one another in a fun social setting with a independent learning outcome connected to the goal-directed group work.

Campus Housing

The Pearls program worked with USF Housing to streamline the process to provide year-round housing for students in the program and are working towards other housing related programming support.


Our program will advocate for each student's needs locally, nationally, and here at USF.