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University of South Florida

Educational Resources

Libraries

Virtual Library, Medical Library, plus libraries on the St. Petersburg, Sarasota/Manatee, and Lakeland campuses.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,133,767 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 20,440 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,347,253 microforms.
  • 165,211 Audio/Visual items.
  • 41,182 e-books.

Museums & Art

Contemporary Art Museum; Student Fine Arts Gallery; Graphicstudio; Anthropology Museum

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 550 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 3,000 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 13% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 6% of housing units are Singles.
  • 53% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 41% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 17 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 47% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 15% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming Week; Black Emphasis Month; Latin American Month; Women's Week; Tuesday Lunches at the Marshall Center; Wednesday's Mall Markets
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 225 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsion Delta; Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Psi Sigma; Arts & Sciences Honor Society; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary); Chi Epsilon; Chi Sigma Iota; Eta Kappa Nu; Eta Kappa Psi; Gamma Theta Upsilon; Golden Key International Honour Society; Kappa Delta Phi (honorary); Kappa Tau Alpha; Lambda Pi Eta; Mortar Board Honor Society; National Residence Hall Honorary; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Omega Chi Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpah Delta Sigma; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Sigma Pi; Phi Sigma Theta; Pi Gamma Mu; Pi Sigma Alpha; Psi Chi; Sigma Phi Omega (honorary); Sigma Phi Sigma; Sigma Phi Delta.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Hillel Jewish Student Union, Student Organization for Islamic Studies, Campus Ministry of Bible-Based, Catholic Student Union, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Impact Christian Fellowship, Navigators
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Hellenic Society; Latin American Student Association; Persian and American Cultural Club; Spanish Club; Turkish Student Association; provisional clubs for Intercultural, Italian, Mexican, Taiwanese; Thao' African, Asian, Filipino, Black, German, French, Lebanese, Pakistan, Polish/American
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Recreational/inter-mural; service groups; HOT - Heard of Thunder Marching Band; Friends of International Club; Politial clubs; special interest (American Sign Language Club; Ballroom Dancing Club; etc. ); Arcade/Video Game Club; PRIDS Alliance; Responsible Education and Action for Campus Health
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Oracle (daily during Fall and Spring semesters; bi-weekly during the Summer Term)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Tampa International Airport (10), Orlando International Airport (85)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Tampa (10)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Tampa (10)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 76% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 18 fraternities
  • 3 fraternity houses
  • 8% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 14 sororities
  • 6 sorority houses
  • 6% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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