About 鶹AV

A Preeminent Research University and AAU member with campuses across the Tampa Bay region, the 鶹AV is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.

About This Site

The 鶹AV (鶹AV) website is governed by 鶹AV's Office of University Communications and Marketing. These websites are maintained by communications professionals across campus, with the goal of presenting relevant, timely and accurate information to the millions of people who visit the site each year.

Technology Notes

The 鶹AV website is built with web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3, and utilizes responsive design techniques.


鶹AV does not collect personal information about you when you visit an official 鶹AV website, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available.

鶹AV’s servers automatically recognize the domain and IP address from which you accessed the website and record related information such as: information about operating systems, screen resolutions and the volume and timing of access to enable interacting with the site more accessible, informative and enjoyable. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or any other personal information about you.

Many pages within usf.edu use Google Analytics () and Siteimprove () to help us understand how visitors use our sites

If you choose to share information with 鶹AV - either by sending a message or filling out an electronic form with personal information - 鶹AV will use the information only for the intended purpose. Some records containing personal information must be retained for a designated period of time in order to comply with Florida's record retention policies and Florida law.. Except as provided for herein, 鶹AV does not have an established practice of disclosing personal information in its possession to third parties without permission unless 鶹AV determines that such disclosure is in accordance with a contractual agreement with a service provider or is otherwise required by Florida or federal law. 鶹AV does not sell or disclose personal information for financial gain.

Under Florida law, emails sent to 鶹AV employees may be considered public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to 鶹AV. Instead, make contact by phone or in writing.

Please be aware that as a large, public research university, there are many websites within the usf.edu domain. This policy relates to those websites on which 鶹AV conducts its official business. Because 鶹AV encourages the development and deployment of technology in an environment of academic freedom, 鶹AV cannot ensure that all websites within the usf.edu domain are in strict compliance with this policy at all times.

鶹AV reserves the right to amend these privacy terms at any time without notice. The privacy, record retention and public records obligations of 鶹AV are governed by applicable Florida statutes and U.S. federal laws only.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students the right to refuse to permit 鶹AV to publish or disclose items of Directory Information pertaining to them. In the course of conducting official 鶹AV business, applicant and student personal information may be shared with third parties who 鶹AV determines have a legitimate educational interest in such information or where otherwise permitted by Florida and federal law.  For more details, and to view and control the level of disclosure permitted for the Student Directory Information, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website.


鶹AV is committed to providing all individuals access to our digital resources. We strive to make our web sites and digital content accessible by assuring compatibility with assistive technologies.  

Our accessibility standard is: . 

Reporting a Digital Access Barrier

鶹AV uses multiple content management systems and applications to deliver our services to the public.  
If you are having difficulty viewing or interacting with any digital resource, you may report it to us by completing the .  
Your concern will be reviewed in a timely manner. Appropriate campus subject matter experts will be consulted as needed. We will provide an initial response to your concern within 2 business days. We will resolve the complaint within 7 business days by removing the access barrier or implementing a remediation plan.