USF Health Office of Student Life and Engagement
Keeping You Holistically WELL!
Click here for a calendar of our upcoming programs and events.
The Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) provides education and support for students to create and maintain long-term, healthy behaviors. OSLE offers programs and services which encompass the 8 dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, financial, occupational, environmental, social and spiritual).
The Office of Student Life and Engagement strives to enhance students' capacity for academic and personal success. OSLE fosters student development through co-curricular opportunities and support for students and organizations, while connecting students to resources across the USF campus.
Use the expandable Wellness, Engagement, Leadership, & Learning tabs below to learn more about these educational areas and examples of our programming initiatives within each:
Group and Individual Wellness
The WELL offers a variety of group fitness classes. For more info about upcoming classes, click here.
There is also a Serenity Room at The WELL for students to meditate, focus, reflect or pray during the day. The Serenity Room offers a place for students to escape from the fast-paced college life. The Serenity Room is located in MDA 1210, near the outside umbrella tables by the Table at Four Corners Dining Area.
USF Health frequently partners with the Counseling Center, a department of Student Affairs and Student Success. Counseling Services has trained professionals to provide individual counseling to students to address a broad range of personal, emotional and psychological concerns.
For more information about Counseling Services, click here or call the Counseling Center directly at (813) 974-2831.
Fresh Check Day
Sponsored by the Jordan Porco Foundation, this new initiative at USF Health promotes mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and access to health and wellness resources. Participate in interactive booths and win prizes while also learning about the mental health benefits of physical activity, stress-reduction techniques, and more!
Mindfulness Thru Art
Throughout the year, the Office of Student Life and Engagement hosts a variety of mindfulness workshops for students. A student-led group called Crafty People leads arts & crafts mindfulness sessions for all to attend.
Living WELL Workshops
These workshop sessions offer guided learning on a variety of wellness topics. Topics and presenters change throughout the year, and include areas like health & nutrition, stress management, and more.
Dog Days Market
A unique student organizations market for USF Health students! Come pet cute therapy dogs while learning more about student orgs, campus resources, and fun involvement opportunities. Occurs seasonally in Spring and Fall most months. Want to table for your student organization? Click here to complete the Dog Days Market tabling request.
USF Health Homecoming - Fall semester
Show your school spirit and join us in celebrating everything that makes USF Health "Home." Keep an eye out for fun traditions including the annual WELL Walk, a "most spirited" pet contest, lots of free food, fun community service opportunities, and more.
Multicultural Heritage Months
Stay engaged year-round with months of themed programming celebrating APIDA heritage, Black history, Native American & Indigenous communities, and more! Special panels, celebrations, or fun food events are staples of these months.
Week of Welcome - Fall & Spring semesters
Start your school year off right with fun events during the 1st week of the Fall and Spring semesters. Past events have included a Back-to-School Breakfast, USF Health Information Stations, 'Free Coffee' Booths, and Build-Your-Own Survival Kit Tables.
Video Game Tournaments - Fall and Spring semesters
Get your game on, and prove you're among the very best! Check out our monthly video game tournaments, and meet others with similar interests. Tournament games usually include Mario Kart or Smash Bros.
International Student Events
Students at USF come from all over the world. If you are an international student, join one of our student socials, potlucks, or events with you in mind. Make new friends while learning more about your classmates in a fun space.
Graduation, Commencement, and Grad Week
USF Health loves to celebrate our graduating students! Around Spring Commencement, enjoy our 'Grad Week' tradition featuring fun events, celebrations, and useful giveaways like free professional headshots.
CLARION Local & National Case Competition
Each Spring, USF Health hosts a local CLARION case competition, engaging students with important Health Care case studies. Select high-achieving teams from this event are invited to compete in the CLARION National Case Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These students work together to address a case study related to current health issues. They conduct a root cause analysis of the issues at hand and provide recommendations for improvement, which are presented to a national panel of interprofessional judges. Click here to learn more about the national competition.
Executive Student Leadership Board (ESLB)
The ESLB is a select group of Health students that serve as official executive representatives for all of USF Health. Students in the ESLB program provide feedback for USF Health services, assist with the recruitment of prospective USF Health students, and receive enhanced leadership and professional development training. To learn more about the Executive Student Leadership Board, visit the ESLB page.
Shared Student Services Awards - Spring semesterThe annual Shared Student Services Awards program honors students, staff and faculty for their outstanding commitment and service to USF Health and Shared Student Services. Recipients of the Shared Student Services Awards are selected for exceptional contributions in the areas of leadership, service, diversity & multiculturalism, and interprofessional collaboration. Award recipients embody the mission of Shared Student Services "to foster an interprofessional collaborative learning environment and student-centered culture through the delivery of high quality integrated programs and services that meet student needs, build community, optimize student success, and promote USF Health.”
Lunch with Leaders
Students are invited to learn from distinguished leaders of USF and USF Health. This is an opportunity to hear stories from their years of experience, and ask questions about their careers- all while enjoying a delicious lunch.
Women in Leadership Series - March
To celebrate March as Women's History Month, enjoy a series of events, programs and panels from esteemed women leaders at USF and beyond. To follow these events, read your weekly USF Health Newsletter (email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up) or visit the USF Health Programming Calendar.
Read and Lead - Fall and Spring semesters
Join a book club to read and discuss various books that explore themes of career and leadership development.
Want to get involved with planning your own student activities? USF Health has over 60+ student organizations that you can join! Click here to find out more.
Career & Professional Development Workshops
The Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) partners with USF Career Services to host a number of professional development and career focused workshops and initiatives for all students at USF Health. Past events and topics included a Professional Etiquette Training Dinner, Free Professional Headshots, Social Media & the Job Search Process, Professional Resumes and Cover Letters, and Practice Interviews. Click here to learn more about USF Career Services.
Real Talk Roundtables
OSLE frequently hosts roundtables to highlight unique speakers and experts for all to learn from. Several speakers are invited to speak on a chosen topic per event. You can learn about all upcoming Real Talk Roundtables by checking out our event calendar.
USF Health Multicultural Week – February
This week of programs, activities and events is designed to engage, educate, and celebrate the many cultures represented at Heath. Embrace this opportunity to get to know your peers and colleagues better by learning about and celebrating our diversity!