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What is meant by a Higher Standard?

The University of San Francisco maintains a higher standard of academic excellence that joins critical thought with purposed action to develop ethical leaders who are sought after in their professions. USF’s “brand” of academic excellence is distinctive in its blend of rigorous academic and service learning experiences, mind-opening dialogue within a diverse community, and a commitment to effecting change in the real world.

Why “Change the World from Here”?

Change the World From Here is a call to action to students, faculty, staff, and alumni to share the University of San Francisco’s mission of social justice in action by initiating change from Here.

The Here in this message carries three meanings:

  • As an invitation to change the world from San Francisco, the line showcases USF’s intimate interconnection with the character and diversity of the city of San Francisco.
  • Here also means the campus, home to immersive learning experiences, pursuing a distinctive higher standard of academic excellence.
  • At its most personal, the line invites audiences to connect, as individuals, with USF’s mission by engaging with the world through both mind and heart — the Here within.