Campus Engagement

With nearly 300 student-athletes, 17 programs, and more than a century of competitive athletic history in San Francisco, the legacy of USF Athletics is strong. Today, the university, its athletes, and supporters are committed to building on this reputation while instilling a foundation for social responsibility in each student-athlete.

The Black Resource Center provides a safe, supportive space for undergraduate and graduate students of African descent to connect with each other to receive academic, spiritual, mentoring, and emotional support services.

The Club Sports program is intended to provide a competitive team structure within a recreational environment for current USF students.  This program is designed to provide social opportunities as well as the development of specific athletic skills.

The Cultural Centers include the Gender & Sexuality Center and the Intercultural Center. The centers serve as both physical spaces on campus where students build community, and as outlets for student-run programs that explore social issues and identity.

  • Gender & Sexuality Center: Programs explore gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, healthy relationships, and sexual violence prevention topics on campus through creative and engaging dialogues and workshops.
  • Intercultural Center: Programs explore race, ethnicity, class, and culture-based topics on campus through creative and engaging dialogues and workshops.
  • Collective Series: The Cultural Centers provide spaces for student community-building and dialogue.  Each program happens twice a month, and the programs are geared towards a variety of student communities. 

Intramural sports are a fun and competitive way to get involved on campus. The Recreational Sports Department encourages fair play, participation, lifelong learning and opportunity for all. USF students, faculty and staff are all invited to participate in intramurals.

USF living-learning communities provide undergraduate students an opportunity for deeper, more meaningful, and connected learning in a shared residential and academic environment. Students in these communities are enrolled in a common set of courses and live together in a designated residential setting.

The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good educates leaders committed to lives of ethical public service by implementing academically rigorous programs, cultivating authentic community partnerships, and creating transformational experiences.

The Student Employment Office helps document work eligibility, coordinate Federal Work-Study, and identify off-campus FWS positions. 

ASUSF Senate: ASUSF stands for the Associated Students of the University of San Francisco. This essentially means all undergraduate students at USF. ASUSF Senate serves as the governing body of ASUSF. We are here to represent your needs and concerns and to move forward initiatives to promote positive change for our community.

Graduate Student Senate: The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) exists to represent, lead, and unify the Associated Graduate Students of the University of San Francisco (AGSUSF), to achieve the betterment of the students in their professional and social interests, and to promote the coordination of activities and events for the graduate student population.

Greek Life: The University of San Francisco's Greek community strives to provide opportunities for growth and excellence in academics, service, leadership, friendship, ritual, and social advancement. When you become a member of a social fraternity or sorority at USF, you're not only joining a brotherhood or sisterhood, but joining a family with over 50 years of campus history.

Student Clubs and Organizations: There are over 120 student organizations at USF. Student organizations provide exciting opportunities to develop leadership, network, make new friends, acquire new skills, plan events, give back to the community, and connect to the USF community. Student organizations are the heart of campus involvement at USF.

University Ministry (UM) supports the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of the University of San Francisco (USF) community. As a Jesuit University, USF offers an array of programs to support and enrich your spiritual well-being to help you lead a life of meaningful purpose.