Civic Engagement & Service
Days of Service
This annual kick-off to the community service year occurs at the start of each Fall semester. Hundreds of new USF students come out to volunteer together in the Tampa Bay area. CHARGE into your community, connect with your fellow Bulls, and serve the Tampa Bay area. This new-student tradition of service connects you with not only the Tampa Bay community, but also upperclassmen at USF who can help you learn about involvement opportunities on campus and help you be successful. Click the header above for more info and enjoy this brief video.
The purpose of SOS is to get students involved in meaningful ways in the community! Even though this is a one-day event, students receive the resources necessary to continue participating in community service on a constant basis. Students are encouraged to check out other Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement (CLCE) community service events and continue to keep the spirit of service and Martin Luther King, Jr. alive. SOS serves more than 60 different organizations in the Tampa Bay community, volunteering in roles that assist with senior citizens, the environment, youth, homelessness, poverty, women's issues, education, and much more. Click the header above for more info and enjoy this brief video from 2017 or this brief video from 2018. The event takes place because of many students, staff, and community organizations working together. See a time-lapse of setup for SOS 2018 here.