USF SG History

Academic Year 2020-2021 marks the 1st Consolidated Term for the University of South Florida Student Government.


Student Government is broken down into 3 branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. On the USF level students from across all 3 campuses may apply for and be selected to serve within each branch. On the campus level, they are also 3 branches, but those positions may only be held by a student from that campus.

More information to come as the year takes us to new places.

Over the years, various Student Government administrations have created impactful programs, services and policies to support the student body. Here are some of the most significant initiatives:

Tampa History

32nd Term

  • The tradition of Movies on the Lawn (MOTL) began in Fall 1991 when a student named Stacy Bruels suggested that the back wall of the Special Events Center be used to screen newly released films. Until 2009, a movie was shown every Wednesday at 9pm with popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, nachos, a variety of candy and other treats given out to students. MOTL continues today and is supported by the Center for Student Involvement.

49th Term

President (Soltero) and VP (Portigliatti)

  • Started the tradition of a weekly Bull Market on campus to help bring attention to the availability of student services and resources.
  • The Mayor of Tampa, Pam Iorio, recognized our University and passed legislation to make April 9th, 2010, the official "USF Day".

50th Term

President (Harless) and VP (Flowers)

  • Initiated the installation of the LED information sign at the front of campus.

56th Term

President (Rodriguez) and VP (Malanga)

  • Worked with administration to start the tradition of University Reading Days taking place each fall and spring semester.  These days grant students the opportunity to have time to study without classes before the official finals week begins.

57th Term

President (Griffin) and VP (Waid)

  • Worked with administration, IT and academic departments to garner support and launch an online syllabus repository.  This allows students to gain historical access to syllabi before they register for courses.

58th Term

President (Kheireddine) and VP (Kent)

  • Secured funding through the help of the Senate in order to support the building of a National Pan-Hellenic Council Commemorative Plot space.  This area will be used by all students as an event space and to learn the history and traditions of the National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of South Florida and nationally.

59th Term

President (Kheireddine) and VP (Kent)

  • Became the first ticket to be elected two terms
  • Secured funding through the help of Senate to build the NPHC Commemorative Plaza that is located next to the USF Credit Union. 

60th Term

President (Deas) and VP (McCloskey)

  • Britney Deas becomes USF's first female black president

Saint Petersburg History

Sarasota/Manatee History