Getting Involved on USF Campus

The University of South Florida has endless opportunities for students to get involved on campus. So many, in fact, that they have put together an extensive PDF of involvement opportunities at USF. If you’re looking for some quick tips on ways to get involved around campus and in the community, we have gathered helpful resources that are sure to appeal to any interest.

Greek Life:

USF has 50 diverse organizations, each embracing the four core Greek values: Integrity, Learning, Leadership, and Service. Members are typically very involved in various leadership opportunities throughout campus. Another great perk to joining a fraternity or sorority is the opportunity to make lifelong friends and have a sense of family as you start this new chapter of your life. If being a part of the Greek life sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, check out this list of Greek chapters at USF.

Clubs and Organizations:

With over 600 registered student organizations, it is easy to find a club or organization on USF campus to get involved in. These clubs range from academic and professional clubs to political and religious clubs. More interested in health and wellness? You’ll find plenty of those too!

Have a unique sport you focused on in high school, or looking to take up a new hobby? There are more than 40 sports clubs available to check out, including equestrian, rock climbing and scuba diving, to name a few!

We suggest searching for a few of your favorite interests to find which USF organizations that may be a good fit for you. If more than one stands out, don’t hesitate to reach out to multiple clubs. You may find that you gravitate toward one over another after talking to someone in the club and learning more. Although it may sound exciting to join numerous clubs, make sure you don’t spread yourself too thin. Once you start classes and find your groove, it’ll be easier to determine how much extra time you have to commit to extracurricular activities.

Did you know: If you have an interest in a USF club that doesn’t already exist, you have the ability to create one?

Group of USF students

Internships:

Whether you’re looking into an internship because it’s required for your major or you’re just interested in getting hands-on work experience for your resume, an internship is always a great idea. While some internships are paid, the majority of them are unpaid. Don’t let this discourage you! Although you may not get paid, you will likely be able to earn college credits for your time. You also have the ability to gain a career mentor and/or good reference to your resume – both of these can be invaluable, trust us.

After doing some research, we found that USF has two possible internship options available to earn college credits.

  • Academic Internship Course – This may or may not be available depending on your major. Your best bet is to speak with your academic advisor to see if this is an option and to learn more about the course.
  • Cooperative Internship – This is set up through the Office of Internships and Career Readiness. You can receive up to 3 credits per internship and may earn up to 6 total internship credits.

USF Career Services is a good place to start your Internship journey. We found the Events link with Career Fair and Employer Events information a helpful place to learn about opportunities for meeting potential employers looking for interns.

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