The Office of Student Engagement at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee provides co-curricular experiences for students that encourage relationship building and personal and professional growth. The programs and services we offer foster student development, enhance the overall educational experience, and prepare our students to be contributing members of a diverse global society.
The Student Government Association is the largest organization at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. The three branches of the Student Government Association are comprised of student leaders who advocate for the students:
Executive: executes programs and initiatives
The Executive Branch is responsible for executing the initiatives and programs of Student Government. The Student Body President and Vice President are elected during the spring elections and are responsible for appointing the leaders to various positions within their cabinet at the end of the spring semester.
Legislative: writes and implements rules and laws
The Legislative Body of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Student Government Association is responsible for the annual allocation of the Activity and Service fees (A&S) that every student pays. These allocations fund entities such as your Campus Activities Board, Homecoming, etc. as well as our diverse student organizations.
Judicial: responsible for appeals and interprets rules
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Student Government Supreme Court serves to administer proper action when Student Government Law is misinterpreted or violated. The Supreme Court is made up of six student justices and is led by the Chief Justice. The justices are appointed by the Student Government President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Once an appointment is made, the candidate must appear before the Senate Judicial committee. If confirmed by the committee, the candidate then appears before the entire Senate for confirmation. Once confirmed the candidate is sworn in as an Associate Justice. The court elects, from within their ranks, a Senior Justice (Second-in-command) and a Ranking Justice (Third-in-command).
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee offers a number of ways for our students to get involved on campus. Currently, there are over 30 active student organizations. We encourage our students to get involved with one or both of these organizations or any of the other student clubs and organizations that USF Sarasota-Manatee has to offer. View our current clubs and organizations through OrgSync.com!