Ways to Engage

The USF Sarasota-Manatee campus strives to be known as a community-engaged institution committed to the long-term success of our region, our state and our world. As a proud public university, we recognize the importance of meeting the needs of our local community in preparing students for life beyond graduation.

We are always looking for new ways to help prepare knowledgeable, involved citizens who contribute meaningfully to the region's overall social and economic success. Whether launching a program to meet workforce needs or partnering with an organization to better the community, The Sarasota-Manatee campus is your hometown campus committed to bettering our region for all who call it home.

To learn more about how to partner with the USF Sarasota Manatee campus, please visit the resources below. For additional ways to partner with USF, visit the Tampa campus website

Partner with USF

USF is internationally recognized as a premier institution for excellence in education, research, partnerships, student and faculty talent, patents, technology transfer, professional development, community engagement and strategic giving.

Our goal on this site is to connect your needs with the resources at USF through a single point of entry. If you can’t find an office listing here to match your needs and answer your questions, please fill out and submit this online form and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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Recruit at USF

The Office of Career Services offers recruitment services designed to serve industries, organizations and agencies from all employment sectors. Whether you need to fill a part-time job, an internship, or a full-time professional position, the Office’s portfolio of services and strategies can help you find the talent you need.

Not sure which service best fits? Our Employer Relations Team can help you develop a customized package of services and strategies that best match your needs.


Support USF

Through generous philanthropic support, corporations and foundations have found great success in effectively building and marketing their brands on USF campuses to more than 59,000 students and 6,100 faculty.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations assists organizations in creating customized programs aligning directly with their philanthropic objectives. There are a variety of system-wide giving opportunities such as support for individual colleges and academic programs, scholarships, fellowships, endowments and student groups.


Improve Communities

The Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) serves as a bridge between Florida communities and the expertise and resources of the University of South Florida.

We carry out this goal by creating mutually beneficial partnerships for service-learning, community sustainability and high impact research and scholarly activities.

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Research and Innovation with USF 

USF is a major public research university that serves as a catalyst for innovation, generating new solutions to complex problems, and improving lives — all while preparing the highly skilled workforce essential for our state's business sector to flourish. Faculty, students and staff actively engage in research at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. 

There are many ways for your business to benefit from USF's research, innovation and knowledge enterprise, including:

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Learn at USF

USF is committed to meeting the Tampa Bay Region’s continuing education and corporate training needs. From degree completion programs to test preparation, graduate certificates, and industry certifications, we offer online and in-person educational options.

If your company needs customized training or is interested in learning which of our educational offerings may meet your specific knowledge and training goals, contact Innovative Education to explore how a partnership with USF could benefit your team and your business.

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Institute for Public Policy and Leadership

The Institute for Public Policy and Leadership (IPPL) engages strong academic resources, as well as local and global experts, to guide a dynamic exchange of ideas about important policy and leadership issues.


The Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching

The Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) brings together an international network of educators and arts partners to engage in and share research, advocacy, professional development, curriculum innovations and resource development to meaningfully integrate the arts into teaching and learning to support student success.