Student Life and Engagement
A large part of your experience at a university happens outside of the classroom. We know that these experiences add to your success and depth of learning. Below are many of the opportunities that are available from the College of Public Health and the University!
Passionate about creating change? Activist Lab serves a hub of excellence in providing advocacy, education, research, and service opportunities for students to develop the skills that will promote their success as effective public health advocates and leaders.
BullPEN provides both required and optional career planning and professional development opportunities for students while emphasizing professional reflection, intention, and application to help students develop healthy, professional habits both now and in their future public health careers.
Health Service Corps
Looking to add to your experience and skills? USF Health Service Corps is a USF Health-wide interprofessional program that allows students to participate in meaningful, rewarding, and enjoyable health-related community service activities alongside USF Health students in all programs.
International Student Experiences
Do you have global health interests? The USF Health International office is available to help you to plan an international education experience, such as a study abroad or an international research project.
Diversity and Inclusion
COPH is committed to providing a learning environment that respects and appreciates individuals from all cultures and backgrounds. Learn more about our multi-culture events held to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.
USF Health Libraries
USF Health Libraries support the specialized instructional and research needs of students, staff, and faculty in USF Health. There are study rooms, online resources, and librarians ready to help, and a plethora of information at your fingertips!
Living Learning Community (LLC)
Living on campus? The COPH Bulls in Health LCC is open to undergraduates who either currently major or plan to major in Health Sciences or Public Health. Students in the LLC will co-enroll in critical major course work, participate in special events and activities to introduce you to the College of Public Health and USF Health as well as allow you to network with administrators, faculty and high achieving student leaders in the College of Public Health.
Are you taking your classes virtually? You can still be involved! Learn more here.
Research & Presentations
We’re home to 12 internationally recognized research centers and institutes including two WHO Collaborating Centers! Researchers conduct studies in a broad range of topics such as infectious disease prevention, women’s health, health disparities, prevention of chronic diseases, injury prevention, health care policy, and many others.
Looking to connect with peers and grow more in your desired field? The College of Public Health has many affiliated student organizations focusing on a variety of topics.
WELL at USF Health
The Center for Wellness, Engagement, Leadership and Learning (WELL) is a gathering place for all USF Health students that has it all. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy study spaces, workout at the gym, speak to financial aid, get technology help and connect with the other USF students at events to engage inter-professional collaboration.
USF Health has partnered with the Counseling Center, a department of Student Affairs and Student Success, to offer free and confidential counseling in the WELL to currently registered students. Counseling Services has trained professionals to provide individual counseling to students to address a broad range of personal, emotional and psychological concerns.