Student Organizations

What is a student organization?

A student organization is a group of students who have united under a common purpose. Each organization is unique in terms of why it was founded, what it stands for, and what it does. Student organizations must be recognized through the University and adhere to all University policies and procedures. All recognized student organizations are afforded specific resources and privileges to help them achieve their goals. 

Why should I join a student organization?

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 and support your journey in developing a sense of self, belonging, and purpose.

Which student organizations exist at USF?

There are over 150 graduate and undergraduate student organizations at USF with focuses that are categorized by the following:

  • Academic, Honorary, Professional
  • Social Fraternities and Sororities
  • Cultural, International, Religious, and Spiritual
  • Media and Performing Arts
  • Political, Service, and Special Interest

Check out the Undergraduate Student Organization Directory and Graduate Student Organization Directory for a full list of active groups. 

How do I start a new organization?

We can help!  This page on Creating a New Student Organization will provide you with all the information you need to get started.