Campus Life

Campus Diversity: How to Find it

When it comes to diversifying college campuses, one of the main objectives is to promote diversity among the student population. However, campus diversity isn’t always easy to find, especially for first-year students. So, how you can you uncover opportunities at your college? Below are some of the best tips and tricks for discovering a wide range of people, places, cultures, events and activities in your new home.

Take a Campus Tour from Home

Visiting colleges is an important part of the college admissions process. You want to make sure that the college is the best fit for you and offers the resources you need to succeed. Over the past few years, more and more colleges have started using virtual campus tours to make it easier for students and their families to check out potential schools.

We know how busy students and their families are, so we’ve developed virtual tours of each of USF’s three beautiful campuses for you. Now, you can meet students and take a campus tour from home.

How Being a College Volunteer Supports More Than the Community

When you’re juggling a mountain of homework, a busy social life, and a host of demanding sports and club activities, volunteering may be the furthest thing from your mind. Here’s why you should consider making the time: Being a college volunteer provides some significant benefits for you and the communities you serve.

How to Become a Student Leader on Campus

One of the most exciting and valuable aspects of the college experience is the opportunity for involvement and leadership on campus. Becoming a student leader adds to the enrichment of your learning experience and to the enrichment of the campus. Some campuses may feel like a small town and others may feel like big cities, but all of them benefit from the diversity of their students’ experiences. Everyone has something to contribute, including you! Let’s dive into how to become a student leader on campus.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Single at College

Single this Valentine’s Day? You can still have a blast. We’ve compiled a list of activities to help you make the most of this holiday — no significant other needed. (In fact, you don’t have to share your chocolate box this way. We’d call that a win.) Here’s to celebrating Valentine’s Day single at college.

When to Start College Internships

It’s almost always a good time to build personal and professional networks, explore career options, gain work experience, and enhance a résumé. So, it’s not a matter of whether you should do a college internship, but simply when. And deciding when to start college internships depends on your past, your future, and your timeline.

Fun Winter Activities for College Students

January and February are sandwiched between the glow of holiday parties and the sunshiny promise of spring break. If we’re being honest, these two months can get a little boring. But listen up! We’re about to change that. Challenge yourself to complete each of these fun winter activities for college students, and you might dub this your new favorite time of year.

7 Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season on a College Student's Budget

The holiday season is here. Time to do all your favorite activities: make snow angels for two hours, go ice-skating, and eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as you can. But wait! This is your first year away from home, on a new college campus. Is there even snow? Do you have access to enough Toll House cookie dough? Is your roommate on board with the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup? 

What Makes a College Military Friendly?

If you’re among the 0.4 percent of Americans active in the armed forces, the 7 percent who have served, or the 39 percent of troops since World War II who reported serving in combat or a war zone, you deserve more than a “thanks for your service.” As we observed this year's Veterans Day, a lot of thank-you’s were heard and seen. Gratitude is appreciated, but not as much as high-quality medical care and education. Both were promised. The Post-911 GI Bill reinvigorated the promise of an education, and a lot of schools are stepping up. Our look at what makes a college military friendly focuses on those actions, not words.


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