System Guiding Principles

While each individual USF System institution operates within its own distinctive Strategic Plan, the System is collectively guided by the USF System Guiding Principles. These principles, represented by the acronym, "BULLISH,"  unite the System and encourage a culture of collaboration. What does it mean to be BULLISH?

Bold: We think quickly on our feet, adapt readily to obstacles, and look for innovative solutions to the world's most challenging problems.

United: We are stronger together. We continually seek new ways to work together and maximize efficiencies.

Leaders: We are committed to cultivating success. We nurture talent and value professional development opportunities. We hold each other accountable.

Loyal: We treat each other with respect, trust and integrity. We do what we say we are going to do. We act in the spirit of academic and professional collegiality. We  celebrate each other's successes and advocate for each other's priorities.

Impactful: We make a difference. We are civically and economically tied to our communities. We are global citizens. We are engaged with each other, as well, and our work unites the Tampa Bay region.

Student-centric: Students are at the center of every decision we make. We  work together with students to ensure that we maximize opportunities for their success and their ability to move across the System in ways that align with separately accredited institutions and/or programs.

High-quality: We are passionate about delivering quality service to students, faculty, staff, employers, community and other member institutions.