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University of South Florida
University of South Florida Seal
Seal of the University of South Florida
校训 "Truth and Wisdom"
建立于 1956
捐赠 300 million
校长 Judy Genshaft
教职员工 2,358 (2008-09)
本科生 33,951
研究生 10,311
位置 United States Tampa, Florida, USA
颜色 Green and Gold
昵称 Bulls
Mascot Rocky D. Bull
体育运动 NCAA Division I, Big East Conference

The University of South Florida, also known as USF, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and is a public research university located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. Petersburg, and branch centers in Sarasota and Lakeland. The main campus is located in North Tampa, near the City of Temple Terrace.

Founded in 1956, USF is the ninth-largest university in the nation and the third largest in the state of Florida, with a total enrollment of 47,122 as of the Fall 2009 semester.

USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as engaging "very high research". Furthermore, the university's proposal to create the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Target Therapeutics, an $8 million proposal, was ranked highest among all grant proposals considered by the Florida Technology, Research and Scholarship Board in 2006. The Princeton Review ranked the university among the "366 Best Colleges" in the United States. USF is also one of the nation's top centers for the advancement in research of treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

The university lists five strategic priorities: student success, research and innovation, community engagement, global literacy and impact, and integrated, interdisciplinary inquiry.


Old USF Athletics logo, replaced in 2003 by the "Iconic Bull".

USF was founded in 1956. However, the university was not officially named until the following year, and courses did not start until 1960. Some of the original proposed names included "Citrus State University", "Sunshine State University," "The University of the Western Hemisphere," and "The University of Florida at Temple Terrace". Former US Representative Sam Gibbons was instrumental in the school's creation when he was a state representative and is considered by many to essentially be the school's founder. It was built on the site of Henderson Air Field, a World War II airstrip. Although located in west-central Florida, at the time of establishment USF was the southernmost public university in the State of Florida, a geographic situation that lent USF its sometimes confusing name.

The university grew under the leadership of John Allen, who served as its first president from 1957 until his retirement in 1970. During this time, the university expanded rapidly, due in part to the first graduate degree programs commencing in 1964. Under Allen's leadership, USF touted itself as the "Harvard of the South". Allen was known for his opposition to college sports in favor of an environment more academically centered. Today, the main administration complex is called The John and Grace Allen Center, named after him and his wife.

The university takes great pride in advancing its position as a research university in promotional advertisements and brochures. USF emerged as a major research institution during the 1980s under the presidency of John Lott Brown President Brown appointed scholarly administrators such as James F. Strange, Dean of Arts and Letters, and Andor Szentivanyi {"The Beta Adrenergic Theory of Asthma"} Dean of Medicine. He also recruited basketball coach Lee Rose, one of the most popular coaches in Bulls history.

Two university hospitals, The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and USF Psychiatry Center, as well as the college of public health, were built during Brown's presidency. The Brown administration planned for an on campus children's hospital that never materialized and eye institute that opened after Brown's retirement.

Brown's final accomplishment was giving Andor Szentivanyi authority to create a second Department of Pediatrics at All Children's Hospital under the leadership of Time coverman Robert A. Good while simultaneously obtaining a Certificate of Need for a Tampa Children's Hospital.

USF played its first football game in 1997. Its marching band, the Herd of Thunder formed in 1999.

USF's fiftieth anniversary was in 2006. As part of the celebration, USF held numerous special events, announced plans for a bigger student union and hosted guest lecturers such as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Fernando Chavez, Judy Shepard (mother of Matthew Shepard), and author Ann Coulter as part of the University Lecture Series. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) has brought comedians Monique, Dane Cook and Bruce Bruce, among others. CAB has continued and begun new traditions such as the Yacht Party, Winter Wonderland and Movies on the Lawn.


Satellite campuses

The USF Marshall Center with the Running of the Bulls
The USF water tower

The University of South Florida has three satellite campuses: USF St. Petersburg, USF Sarasota-Manatee and USF Lakeland. There is also a downtown center in downtown Tampa. A fourth satellite campus, in Fort Myers, was in operation from 1974 until 1997 when campus operations were folded into the new Florida Gulf Coast University.. The Fort Myers campus was at the time shared with Edison College, and Edison now controls the entire campus.

Lakeland campus

Main article: University of South Florida Lakeland

USF Lakeland was established in 1988, it serves over 2,000 students offering over 20 complete undergraduate and graduate degrees through the areas of arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and information technology. The campus also supports a number of individual classes, electives, web-based courses, certificate programs and program partnerships with the main campus in Tampa.

Sarasota-Manatee campus

Main article: University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

USF Sarasota-Manatee was established in 1975, and shared a campus with the New College of Florida. New College and USF Sarasota-Manatee continued to share campuses until a new campus was built for USF Sarasota Manatee. The new campus opened on August 28, 2006.

St. Petersburg 校园

Main article: University of South Florida St. Petersburg

USF St. Petersburg was established in 1965 in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida as the "Bayboro Campus". In 2006, USF St. Petersburg was accredited as a separate entity within the University of South Florida system by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools starting with the 2006–2007 school year.

Administration and organization


Person Years Person Years
John S. Allen
Francis T. Borkowski
Harris Dean
Interim President
Robert A. Bryan
Interim President
Cecil Mackey
Betty Castor
W. Reece Smith Jr.
Interim President
Thomas Tighe
Acting President
Fall 1999
Carl Riggs
Interim President
Richard Peck
Interim President
John Lott Brown
Judy Genshaft

Student government

The Student government, like all Florida student governments, is an agency of the state created under Florida Statute 2004.26. The student government is responsible for advocating for students at the university, local, state and national levels, provides enhancements to student life on and off campus, and the Student Senate allocates and expends over $10 million in Activity and Service fees a year by Florida law. The student government is set up much like the federal government and is bound by the Student Body Constitution, student government statutes, university regulations, and applicable law. The student government employs over 200 students and is housed in the Marshall Student Center building.

The executive administration, headed by the student body president and vice president, oversees several departments (Department of Government Affairs, Department of University and Community Affairs, Department of Student Life and Traditions, Office of Legal Affairs, Department of Student Services, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Public Affairs, and the Department of Marketing and Communications) and service agencies (SAFE Team, Student Government Computer Services, and Bulls Radio) which allow them to carry out their duties. The Student Body President sits on the University Board of Trustees and is a member of the Florida Student Association (FSA). In accordance with the Florida Constitution, the chair of FSA (elected by all other student body presidents) is a member of the Florida Board of Governors which oversees the State University System of Florida.

The student senate, headed by the senate president and senate president pro-tempore, is the voice of the student body, which creates legislation and allocates and expends activity and service fee funds per Florida Statute 1009.24. The senate has 60 seats that are filled by the college. Each college is allotted a certain numbers of seats depending on the size of the college. The Senate carries out its duties mostly through committees. The Senate Executive Committee (SenEx) is made up of the senate president, senate president pro-tempore, and all standing committee chairs and oversees administrative functions of the Senate.

The student supreme court, headed by the chief justice, hears cases involving students and student government and also hears all final parking appeals for students at the Tampa campus.

The SAFE Team Agency is dedicated to providing a heightened level of safety at the University of South Florida. They provide this service by constantly patrolling parking lots throughout the evening and into the early morning, watching for illegal activities. SAFE Team also provides students with a safe and free escort around the campus.


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Header screenshot of a DegreeWorks audit — the new degree audit system used by USF

In the 2006-2007 academic year, the university awarded 9,202 degrees: 6,743 undergraduate degrees, 2,095 graduate degrees, 18 education specialists degrees, 219 doctoral degrees and 116 first professional degrees.

In fall of 2006, the university had a 80 percent freshman retention rate. The student-to-faculty ratio was reported as being 19:1. Also for that year, the six year graduation rate was 49 percent (Fall, 2000). For the fall 2007 semester, of the total student population, there were 34,447 undergraduate students (75 percent), 8,338 graduate students (19 percent), 1,980 non-degree seeking students (4 percent) and 479 medical students (1 percent). As of 2007, the university offers: 89 undergraduate degrees programs, 91 master degree programs, 2, Ed Specialist degrees, 36 Doctoral Degrees and one First Professional degree (MD).

87 percent of USF faculty members hold terminal degrees: 28 hold endowed professorships and 62 are Distinguished University Professors. There is a total of 1,937 instructional faculty members, 1,303 adjunct professors, and 183 post-doctoral appointees. The student faculty is composed of 1,763 graduate assistants and 2,419 student assistants. (Figures are for the 2006-2007 academic year).

Student profile

As of the fall 2007 semester the student ethnicity profile of the university consisted of: 65 percent white students (29,578), 12 percent African American students (5,277), 12 percent Hispanic students (5,331), six percent Asian/Pacific Islander (2,582), one percent American Indian (201) and five percent of students did not report (2,325).

The Princeton Review has ranked the university 17th in nation for diversity among students.

As of the fall 2007 semester the international student population of the university consisted of 541 undergraduate students, 827 graduate students, and 102 non-degree seeking students, totaling 1,470 international students representing 127 countries.

The class of 2013 earned admission to the university with academic credentials of a middle 50 percent SAT score range of 1110 to 1280 and middle 50 percent high school GPAs of 3.58 to 4.13. While official enrollment figures will not be available until the end of the first day of classes on Aug. 24, USF estimates approximately 4,250 students will be part of the freshman class.

Colleges, schools and institutions

USF has 18 colleges, schools, and institutions. Seven colleges offer undergraduate degrees.


Bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. in MLK Plaza at USF

USF's Contemporary Art Museum features regular exhibitions of contemporary art, including a show of faculty work every three years and an annual juried student show. USF also operates Graphicstudio, an art studio and print shop which has hosted artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Allan McCollum. Regular exhibitions of student work are featured in the William and Nancy Oliver Gallery and the student-run Centre Gallery in the Marshall Center. The School of Art & Art History is the premier school in the state of Florida. One of it's staple events is called "ArtHouse" on the same night as the annual juried student show where all of the student studios are open with current work on display for people to walk through.

School of Music

USF's School of Music has been steadily growing since the university opened in 1956. In 2006 the School of Music held the first annual Robert Helps Festival and Composition Competition. The festival and competition is named for the late piano and composition professor Robert Helps and is held the second week in February. The international composition competition is for young adult composers and features a $10,000 prize and premieres of the winning work during the festival at USF. The festival includes masterclasses, presentations and lectures from renowned musicians in addition to nightly concerts performed by students and faculty, including the traditional Valentine's Day concert started by Robert Helps featuring the USF faculty. The 3rd annual Robert Helps Festival included master classes and lectures by Augusta Read Thomas, David del Tredici, Wes York, Vivian Perlis, and Carol Rodland.

On January 29, 2009 the School of Music broke ground on a New 104,000 sq. ft. music and performance hall that is slated to open spring of 2011.


USF is one of only 38 institutions that host all three (Army , Naval and Air Force ) ROTC programs. With almost 400 students enrolled in the programs and proximity to three major military commands (Central Command, Special Operations Command and Southern Command), the University became the home of the nations first Joint Military Leadership Center (JMLC). The Center is charged to provide the student cadets/ midshipmen and officer candidates with unique (Joint, Multinational, and Interagency) core competencies and skills in leadership development, global understanding, and military/national defense strategies. The "end state" of the Center's actions is an academically-structured, research based, and values-driven program that educates, trains and prepares military Officers and Service Leaders for their leadership roles in the continuing transformation of the United States Armed Forces and in a dynamic and challenging global environment.

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) is located next to the USF College of Engineering on the USF Tampa Campus. CUTR, established in 1988, is nationally recognized  and serves as an important resource for policymakers, transportation professionals, the education system, and the public. With emphasis on developing innovative, implementable solutions to transportation problems, CUTR provides objective transportation expertise in the form of technical support, policy analysis, and research support for its project sponsors.

A significant factor in CUTR's success is the faculty of full-time employees dedicated to conducting research. The multidisciplinary research staff includes experts in economics, planning, engineering, public policy, and geography who develop comprehensive solutions for all modes of transportation while combining academic and "real world" experience.

CUTR conducts $8 million in research annually for a variety of public and private sector sponsors in Florida and the United States, including the Florida Legislature, the Florida Transportation Commission, and state and local governments, agencies, and organizations. Areas of research include public transportation, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), transportation demand management (TDM), transportation economics and finance, geographic information systems, access management, alternative fuels, and transportation safety, among others.

CUTR houses the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), designated by the U.S. Congress in 1991 and reaffirmed in 1998 and in 2002, and the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute, sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration and in partnership with the University of California-Berkeley. Through NCTR and NBRTI, CUTR conducts research projects in rapidly growing urban areas to develop innovative, pragmatic approaches that will enable public transportation to better meet the evolving needs of U.S. citizens.

CUTR has been criticized for political corruption by Florida state senators.


The USF Libraries consist of six libraries: the Tampa Library on the main campus; the Poynter Library on the St. Petersburg campus; the Jane Bancroft Cook Library on the Sarasota campus; a new library on the Lakeland campus; and the special libraries. The special libraries are the Shimberg Health Sciences Library and the Florida Mental Health Institute Research Library.

Student life


Beta Hall houses first-year students. Beta Hall was built in the early 1960s.

Despite the rise in demand for on-campus housing, only thirteen percent of USF's student body (approximately 5,200 students) lives in a university residence hall. Many students find it more cost effective and desirable to live in area apartment complexes that cater to students. These "resident commuters" make up the majority of the student body.

In recent years, Housing and Residential Education relinquished control of The Edge, a high rise residential hall located outside campus boundaries.

Then Andros Complex, on-campus housing, was built from 1960 to 1965. Each hall was named after a Greek letter. During this period, an ambitious fundraising campaign called "Dollars for Dorms" was initiated and appealed to individual and business interests in the Tampa Bay area. Older residence halls, such as Beta Hall (which houses freshmen only), Betty Castor Hall (formerly Gamma Hall, women-only), and Kosove Apartments (formerly Alpha Hall, upperclassmen) received extensive remodeling in the early 2000s. The other Greek letter residence halls (named in order from Delta to Mu) are built in a confined community area known as the Andros Complex.

Newer housing subdivisions, such as the Cypress Suites and Apartments, Maple Hall, Holly Apartments, Greek Village and the Magnolia Apartments, were built in the late 1990s. The last of them, the Cypress complex, was completed in the summer of 2004. Juniper-Poplar Hall, formerly Magnolia Hall, opened August 7, 2009 adding 1,050 beds to USF and a new dining hall on the first floor.

Additionally in Fall 2009 USF will require all incoming freshman to live on campus their first year at the college. Students exempt from this new rule include students who remain living with their parents and/or legal guardians within Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties, students above the age of 21 by the first day of fall classes, students with a dependent child or family member, or students who are married.

Greek life

USF has a very large community centered around Greek life, comprising of a number of fraternities and sororities. Listed below are the fraternities and sororities sponsored by USF, and the years in which they were founded on the campus.


  • Alpha Epsilon Pi 1985
  • Alpha Phi Alpha 1972
  • Beta Theta Pi 1992 - 2008
  • Chi Phi 1983
  • Delta Chi 1998
  • Delta Epsilon Psi 2005
  • Delta Sigma Pi 1970
  • Iota Phi Theta 2003
  • Kappa Alpha Psi 1972
  • Kappa Kappa Psi 2001
  • Kappa Sigma 1968
  • Lambda Chi Alpha 1968 - 2006
  • Lambda Theta Phi 1998
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda 2009
  • Omega Psi Phi 1972
  • Phi Beta Sigma 1974
  • Phi Delta Theta 1967
  • Phi Mu Alpha 1968
  • Pi Delta Psi 2008
  • Pi Kappa Alpha 1968
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon 1968
  • Sigma Beta Rho 2001
  • Sigma Chi 1979
  • Sigma Lambda Beta 1995
  • Sigma Nu 1967
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon 1968
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon 1967 - 2005
  • Theta Chi 2008
  • Zeta Beta Tau 2005


  • Alpha Delta Pi 1967,
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha 1972
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi 2006
  • Alpha Omicron Pi 1985
  • Chi Omega 1968
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma 2007
  • Delta Delta Delta 1966
  • Delta Gamma 1969
  • Delta Phi Omega 2004
  • Delta Sigma Theta 1973
  • Kappa Delta 1967
  • Lambda Theta Alpha 1998
  • Lambda Psi Delta 1999
  • Sigma Delta Tau 1987
  • Sigma Gamma Rho 1981
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma 1995
  • Sigma Sigma Rho 2002
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1980
  • Zeta Tau Alpha 2003


Alma mater

 :Hail to Thee, our Alma Mater

May thy name be told,
Where above thy gleaming splendor,
Waves the green and gold.
Thou our guide in quest for knowledge.
Where we all are free
University of South Florida,
Alma Mater, Hail to thee!
Be our guide in truth and wisdom
As we onward go,
May thy glory, fame and honor
Never cease to grow;
May our thoughts and prayers
be with thee through eternity,
University of South Florida,
Alma Mater, Hail to thee!

Golden Brahman March (fight song)

 :USF Bulls are we,

We hold our standard upright and free.
For Green and Gold we stand united.
Our beacon lighted and noble to see.
USF Bulls are we,
For USF will always be.
With all our might we fight the battle
here and now, and we will win the victory!
(shout!) S-O-U-T-H F-L-O-R-I-D-A
South Florida, South Florida
Go Bulls!

University and student media

Beginning in 1961, USF's first student newspaper was the Campus Edition of The Tampa Times, a now defunct local afternoon newspaper. It was succeeded by The Oracle which was first published on September 6, 1966 as a weekly. Today The Oracle is published four times a week (previously five, due to budget cuts) and has a circulation of more than 12,000.

In spring of 2009, a newspaper known as the Monocle began.

The student radio station, Bulls Radio, is located in the Marshall Student Center.

In 1963, the school began to operate WUSF, an FM station which offers classical and jazz music and National Public Radio (NPR) programming.

The major television studio associated with USF is WUSF-TV studios. The station is funded by local corporate and private contributors as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It has been serving the Tampa Bay area for nearly 50 years. Full-time employees as well as part-time student trainees and those seeking mass communication course credit staff the state-of-the-art facility.

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USF joined the Big East Conference in 2005. The Bulls compete in the following sports; baseball, men's and women's basketball, golf, football, men's and women's soccer, softball, tennis, cross country, track, volleyball, sailing.


See also: South Florida Bulls football
The iconic Bull

USF began college football play as a 1-AA independent in 1997, moved to 1-A in 2001, then to Conference USA in 2003, and now competes in the Big East conference (as of 2005) with its Bowl Championship Series (BCS) tie-ins. Additionally, USF's rapid advancement to the Big East Conference and the associated gains in recruiting have been helped greatly by its facilities. The Bulls recently opened an $18 million athletic facility on campus, and the football team plays its home games in Raymond James Stadium, also the home field of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On September 24, 2005, USF surprised ninth-ranked University of Louisville for its first victory over a Big East conference foe, as well as its first victory over a ranked opponent. As a result, USF received its first-ever votes in the AP college football poll. USF went on to beat ranked opponents by defeating #7 West Virginia University on November 25, 2006, #17 Auburn University on September 8, 2007, #5 West Virginia again on September 28, 2007.

On September 16, 2007, a week after defeating Auburn, USF was nationally ranked for the first time in the young program's history. The AP poll listed USF at #23, while the USA Today coaches poll had the Bulls at #24. This is an NCAA record, as USF achieved its first Top 25 ranking faster than any other Division I-A school in the modern era. Since becoming a bowl-eligible Division I-A member in 2001, the Bulls were ranked after 104 AP polls during the fourth week of their seventh season. Boise State had the previous record, getting ranked after 115 AP polls during the 13th week of its seventh year as a bowl-eligible Division I-A member. On October 14, 2007, after the AP, Coaches', and BCS rankings were released, the Bulls were ranked #2, #3, and #2 respectively, the highest ranked the school's football program has ever been. However, on Thursday October 18, the Bulls lost to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a 30-27 upset in Piscataway, New Jersey. Two more losses followed in the next 2 games, knocking the Bulls out of the college rankings. The Bulls rebounded to finish the 2007 season 9–3, ranked #21 in the BCS standings, and played in the Brut Sun Bowl. The Bulls, however, lost to the University of Oregon Ducks by a score of 56–21 in that contest.

On October 4, 2009, the Bulls cracked the rankings for the first time in the 2009-2010 season at #23 , after beating Syracuse at the Carrier Dome and upsetting, then #18 ranked, Florida State the week before at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. But, they then lost to #5 Cincinnati in a highly favored upset for Cincinnati.


The USF Sun Dome, where many sporting and live entertainment events are held.

The birth of the college basketball program at the University of South Florida was in 1971. The first game was a 74–73 victory over Stetson University. The season ended with 8 wins and 17 losses.

The men's head coach is Stan Heath. Heath was named USF head coach on April 3, 2007 — marking the official start to a new era in the program’s history. Heath has seven years of experience coaching at the collegiate level, and has been to the NCAA tournament three times. In his first season at USF, Heath helped guide two players to Big East all-conference honors, first team selection senior Kentrell Gransberry and record-setting freshman Dominique Jones, who captured honorable mention laurels and was a unanimous pick on the All-Rookie Team. Heath, 43, arrived at USF after serving as head coach at the University of Arkansas for five seasons. While with the Razorbacks, Heath guided the program to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances (2006, 2007) and an overall record of 82–71. UA posted 20-win campaigns in each of his final two seasons and 2006-07 was highlighted by a run to the championship game of the SEC Tournament and subsequent participation in the NCAAs. Noted players include Dominique Jones, Chucky Atkins and Solomon Jones.

The women's head coach is Jose Fernandez. Fernandez arrived in Tampa, in April 2000, as an assistant women's basketball coach and was officially named head coach on Dec. 14, 2000. As head coach at USF he has guided the Bulls to an unprecedented five-straight postseason tournaments and to the cusp of bringing his program into the upper echelon of the Big East Conference. Under his tutelage, USF advanced to the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament during the 2005-06 season, and to five seasons of .500 or better — in the past seven years — after the Bulls had recorded just three winning seasons, all 14-13 records, in the last 23 years. He has also guided USF to two 20-win campaigns — 21-11 in 2004-05 and 21-12 in 2006-07 — over the last four years. On April 4, 2009, he led the team to their first-ever post season championship with a 75-71 win over the Kansas Jayhawks in the WNIT.


The head baseball coach is Lelo Prado. He is a native of Cuba who grew up in Tampa before embarking on a successful college coaching career that includes back-to-back NCAA Division II National Championships in his hometown. He returned to Tampa on June 16, 2006 to become the fifth coach in the USF baseball program's history. In two years with the Bulls, Prado has produced consecutive Big East Championship appearances, picking up a pair of wins in the post-season tournament both years. Prado has been successful at USF, leading the Bulls to back-to-back seasons with 30 plus wins. The team plays at Red McEwen Field on campus.


Men's head coach Don Barr came to USF in 1991 as an assistant coach and assumed head coaching duties in 1992. His leadership has led to the most successful seasons in the 43-year history of the Bulls program, including five conference championships and six Coach of the Year awards.


Claire Lessinger was named the 10th head coach in USF volleyball history on March 18, 2004. Lessinger, has battled to transform the program into Big East Champion contenders, leading the Bulls to back-to-back Big East Conference Tournaments including a third place showing in 2007.


George Kiefer, the 2005 NCAA South Region Coach of the Year is a native of Bay Shore, NY. Kiefer was named USF’s head coach on June 21, 2002, becoming the program’s sixth coach in its 40-year history. Since arriving in Tampa, Kiefer has compiled a 64-38-13 (.613) record in six years at USF, leading the Bulls to four seasons of 10-or-more wins and a 37-9-7 (.764) record at home. Under Kiefer, USF has faced 29 nationally ranked opponents, registering a 14-11-4 record versus the nation’s elite.

The USF men's soccer team beat St. Johns to win the Big East Conference title in 2008. They made it to the Elite Eight of the 2008 NCAA College Cup Championships, where they lost to number 1 seed Wake Forest.


The men's golf coach is Jim Fee. A 1985 graduate of USF, Fee was named head coach and director of golf at the USF golf course in August 1996. The management of the university's golf course was transferred to a private management company in 2006, and now Fee's sole responsibility is the development of the golf program and his players.

The women's golf coach is Marci Kornegay. A 2001 graduate from the University of Mississippi, Kornegay was named head coach of the women's golf program in June 2007. She came to USF from the University of South Carolina, where she was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from July 2004 until her appointment at USF. Kornegay was a nominee for the 2006-07 NGCA Assistant Golf Coach of the Year.


A nationally recognized women's sailing program at USF is coached by Allison Jolly the gold medalist in the first olympic women's sailing event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.


Main article: University of South Florida Herd of Thunder

The Herd of Thunder, often called HOT or the Pride of the Bay, is the athletic band of the South Florida Bulls, including the show band, pep band, and marching band ensembles, although it is often used to refer simply to the marching band. It was founded in 1999, two years after USF fielded its first football team.


Not one of the most recognized of college sports, USF is known in the cheerleading world for having one of the best all girl and co-ed teams in the country. Most recently the All-Girl squad finished 3rd at UCA nationals. The co-ed squad has both male and female cheerleaders and will be competing in future UCA Nationals.

[edit] Notable alumni and attendees

Main article: List of University of South Florida alumni


  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Raymond James Stadium (home stadium of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, used by the South Florida Bulls for football games)
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens
  • Graphicstudio
  • USF Sun Dome
  • WUSF (FM)
  • WBUL (AM)


This article's citation style may be unclear. The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation, footnoting, or external linking. (September 2009)
  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ USF Pocket Facts, 2009
  3. ^ About USF St. Petersburg
  4. ^ USF Campuses
  5. ^ Tampa Campus Services
  6. ^ Two local residents honored at USF Tampa fall 2001 commencement ceremoniesWeb archive
  7. ^ Distance Learning
  8. ^ ""Carnegie classification"". Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  9. ^ USF Pocket Facts
  10. ^USF Site, Name Stirred Struggles
  11. ^Reflections on the John Allen Legacy
  12. ^ Honorary Committee Biographies
  13. ^ From the beginning... The History of the Herd of Thunder Athletic Bands
  14. ^ Campuses
  15. ^ A9505_1.PDF
  16. ^ About USF Lakeland
  17. ^ 2007 Quick Facts USF Sarasota-Manatee
  18. ^ About the new USF Sarasota-Manatee campus
  19. ^ Hall of Presidents
  20. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  21. ^ USF Pocket Facts
  22. ^ Academics
  23. ^
  24. ^ "Army ROTC:
    It's How Students Become Leaders". Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  25. ^
  26. ^ "AFROTC Detachment 158, University of South Florida". Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  27. ^ [2]
  28. ^ Beta Hall
  29. ^ Suite-Style Residence Halls
  30. ^ Greek Village
  31. ^ Traditional-Style Residence Halls
  32. ^ University of South Florida: The First 50 Years
  33. ^ Castor hall
  34. ^ Kosove Apartments
  35. ^ USF Interfraternity Council
  36. ^ USF Panhellenic Council
  37. ^ History of the USF Alma Mater
  38. ^ Bulls’ Football Stands Spirit
  39. ^ In the Beginning...
  40. ^
  41. ^ Phyllis Marshall slept here - 40 Years of Memories
  42. ^ About WUSF Public Broadcasting
  43. ^ South Florida Historical Data
  44. ^ USF Earns 1st AP Ranking

External links

  • Official USF website
  • Official athletics website
  • USF Digital Special Collections, Open Access and full text of many rare books, maps, and more
  • USF Libraries on YouTube
  • USF's Contemporary Art Museum
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