About USF

A Preeminent Research University located in the heart of Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.

Administrative Units

The university's administrative units provide the leadership, support, resources and services to carry out the strategic mission of the University of South Florida. Together these units, both academic and administrative, ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the university, support student success, and enhance and expand the university's reach.

The university's major administrative units are alphabetized below with the departments that are within them listed underneath.

Academic Affairs

Housing and Residential Education


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Admissions, Recruitment and Enrollment Planning


Senior VP, Business & Financial Strategy

Global Affairs and International Research

Research and Innovation

Student Success

Community Engagement and Partnerships

Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE)

University Communications and Marketing

USF News

Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity

General Counsel

Government Relations

Ombuds Office for Faculty and Staff

Internal Audit

Compliance and Ethics