Center for Leadership
and Civic Engagement



Descriptions of Annual Service Projects



This annual kick-off to the community service year occurs at the start of each Fall semester. Hundreds of USF students come out to volunteer together in the Tampa Bay area. Saturday, August 22, 2015.CHARGE into your community, connect with your fellow Bulls and serve the Tampa Bay area. This new-student tradition of service connects you with not only the Tampa Bay community but upper-classman at USF who can help you learn about involvement opportunities on campus and help you be successful. For upper-class students, this is a great way to role-model that being a Bull means giving back to your community and also an opportunity to meet incoming students and recruit for your organizations. Space is limited and new students should register as participants; upper-classman as Site Leaders!


Schedule of the Day:

8:30am                        Site Leader Check-In                Crescent Hill (in front of the MSC)

9:00am                        Participant Check-In                 Crescent Hill (in front of the MSC)

9:30am                        CHARGE Kick-off!                      Crescent Hill (in front of the MSC)

9:45am                        Depart campus for service         Various Locations

10am-12:30am            Service!                                     Various Locations

12:30am                      Debrief & Reflection                   Various Locations

1:00pm                       Depart service for campus    


After CHARGE, everyone is invited back to campus for Burgers & Beats from 1-5pm in the MSC Ballroom.  The annual event, hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life where you can enjoy free food and learn about the Greek organizations at USF! 

Stampede of Service: Saturday, January 16th, 2016

From 9am to 12:30pm over 2,000 students will depart campus and serve at over 50 community partner sites across Tampa. Registration for site leaders, participants, and community partners will open in late fall 2015.

Learn more about SOS. 


Senior Citizen Prom

Students spend an evening socializing and dancing with local senior citizens. Games, food, live music and tons of fun! Volunteers are needed to help decorate the ballroom, mingle with guests and to encourage senior citizens to dance throughout the evening. Check back for information in fall of 2015 regarding the Spring 2016 Senior Citizen Prom.



For more information about these events and to stay up-to-date on all CLCE Service Events, please like our Facebook page at more information about becoming part of the student-led Civic Engagement Board, please contact CLCE Graduate Assistant Julie Melnyk at or 813-974-0947.