About USF

A Preeminent Research University and AAU member with campuses across the Tampa Bay region, the University of ͵Ƶ is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.

About This Site

The University of ͵Ƶ (USF) website is governed by USF's Office of University Communications and Marketing. These websites are maintained by communications professionals across campus, with the goal of presenting relevant, timely and accurate information to the millions of people who visit the site each year.

Technology Notes

The ͵Ƶwebsite is built with web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3, and utilizes responsive design techniques.


͵Ƶdoes not collect personal information about you when you visit an official USF website, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available.

USF’s servers automatically recognize the domain and IP address from which you accessed the website and record related information such as: information about operating systems, screen resolutions and the volume and timing of access to enable interacting with the site more accessible, informative and enjoyable. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or any other personal information about you.

Many pages within usf.edu use Google Analytics () and Siteimprove () to help us understand how visitors use our sites

If you choose to share information with ͵Ƶ- either by sending a message or filling out an electronic form with personal information - ͵Ƶwill use the information only for the intended purpose. Some records containing personal information must be retained for a designated period of time in order to comply with Florida's record retention policies and Florida law.. Except as provided for herein, ͵Ƶdoes not have an established practice of disclosing personal information in its possession to third parties without permission unless ͵Ƶdetermines that such disclosure is in accordance with a contractual agreement with a service provider or is otherwise required by Florida or federal law. ͵Ƶdoes not sell or disclose personal information for financial gain.

Under Florida law, emails sent to ͵Ƶemployees may be considered public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to USF. Instead, make contact by phone or in writing.

Please be aware that as a large, public research university, there are many websites within the usf.edu domain. This policy relates to those websites on which ͵Ƶconducts its official business. Because ͵Ƶencourages the development and deployment of technology in an environment of academic freedom, ͵Ƶcannot ensure that all websites within the usf.edu domain are in strict compliance with this policy at all times.

͵Ƶreserves the right to amend these privacy terms at any time without notice. The privacy, record retention and public records obligations of ͵Ƶare governed by applicable Florida statutes and U.S. federal laws only.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students the right to refuse to permit ͵Ƶto publish or disclose items of Directory Information pertaining to them. In the course of conducting official ͵Ƶbusiness, applicant and student personal information may be shared with third parties who ͵Ƶdetermines have a legitimate educational interest in such information or where otherwise permitted by Florida and federal law.  For more details, and to view and control the level of disclosure permitted for the Student Directory Information, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website.


͵Ƶis committed to providing all individuals access to our digital resources. We strive to make our web sites and digital content accessible by assuring compatibility with assistive technologies.  

Our accessibility standard is: . 

Reporting a Digital Access Barrier

͵Ƶuses multiple content management systems and applications to deliver our services to the public.  
If you are having difficulty viewing or interacting with any digital resource, you may report it to us by completing the .  
Your concern will be reviewed in a timely manner. Appropriate campus subject matter experts will be consulted as needed. We will provide an initial response to your concern within 2 business days. We will resolve the complaint within 7 business days by removing the access barrier or implementing a remediation plan.