Alumna is Chief Executive in the Fight Against Cancer
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Toan Lam ’00 stepped away from negative journalism to focus on helping others. read story »
Service Learning

Students participate in community service in the Tenderloin related to their academic work.

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USF’s mission to create a more humane and just world begins with you.

Change the world from here. At the University of San Francisco, this is our call to action. “Here” is San Francisco, our innovative home city, and “here” is USF, committed to a higher standard of learning that transcends mere academic excellence. “Here” is in every community member—in the minds and hearts of students, faculty, and alumni, all inspired by a shared commitment to justice. If you share our belief that the world needs change, and that anyone can make it happen, we encourage you to start here, with USF.


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The Washington Center honored USF as one of five universities to receive the 2012 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award recipient, recognizing the university’s outstanding contributions to community, leadership, professional achievement, and enrichment of student learning.

Law Student Works as Extern

Law Student Works as Extern for California Supreme Court Chief Justice

Law student Alyssa Bussey ’14 has worked as an extern for California Supreme Court Chief Justice since January 2014, where the aspiring lawyer has experienced not only the art of advocacy, but also the craft of objective decision-making. The training, she said, will help make her a better advocate for her clients.

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From the USF Newsroom

USF Alumna is a National Leader on Solar
USF Alumna is a National Leader on Solar
Jeanine Cotter JD ’93 is the CEO and co-founder of San Francisco’s largest solar installation firm and a national leader in the green economy.
USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats
USF’s Wolfram Alderson is Changing the Way America Eats
Wolfram Alderson MSOD ’08 is waging a national campaign to save American lives by changing the way we eat.
An Education Worth Fighting For
An Education Worth Fighting For
Maria Poyer ’15 didn’t learn to read until she was nearly 14. In fact, before she came to USF, she’d never written an essay. After she graduates, she will join the financial analyst program at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Meet Alfred Chuang

Alfred Chuang sold his first startup, BEA systems, to Oracle. His current startup, Magnet Systems, could revolutionize business networking. And it all began with a computer science degree from USF. Chuang created and endowed the Kudlick High-Tech Interactive Clasrooom, a state-of-the-art multimedia studio, ensuring USF's readiness for the 21st century.
Meet Alfred Chuang