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AAU membership helping accelerate USF鈥檚 impact

Throughout the last year, USF鈥檚 membership in the Association of American Universities has become a springboard to an array of benefits. From the successful recruitment and retention of world-class faculty and students to more corporations and community organizations inquiring and establishing new partnerships with the university 鈥 AAU membership is fueling USF鈥檚 momentum in significant ways.

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Final state budget includes funding to support key USF initiatives

The University of South Florida will receive significant increased recurring operational funding and support for other important projects in the 2024-25 state budget that was signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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Record number of summer campers flock to USF鈥檚 campuses

USF is seeing unprecedented growth in its youth summer camp offerings, with significant increases in the number of camps and double the number of participants. While it may appear to be just summer fun, many camps offer a peek at career options and serve as the first point of contact at USF for future Bulls.

AAU Membership Fueling USF鈥檚 Momentum

USF鈥檚 historic invitation to join the Association of American Universities has taken what many in Tampa Bay have once considered a 鈥渂est-kept secret鈥 to an unprecedented new level. Being an AAU member is a tremendous milestone for USF as it formalizes USF's position as a leading research university. USF is the first public university in Florida to be invited to join the AAU in nearly 40 years and is now one of only two institutions from the State University System of Florida to serve as an AAU member.

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With support from U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, USF will launch a new program focused on information security governance, risk and compliance and an online professional education offering designed to meet the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

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