The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others. The University will distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith that does justice. The University will draw from the cultural, intellectual and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.
Core Values The University’s core values include a belief in and a commitment to advancing:
• the Jesuit Catholic tradition that views faith and reason as complementary resources in the search for truth and authentic human development, and that welcomes persons of all faiths or no religious beliefs as fully contributing partners to the University;
• the freedom and the responsibility to pursue truth and follow evidence to its conclusion;
• learning as a humanizing, social activity rather than a competitive exercise;
• a common good that transcends the interests of particular individuals or groups; and reasoned discourse rather than coercion as the norm for decision making;
• diversity of perspectives, experiences and traditions as essential components of a quality education in our global context;
• excellence as the standard for teaching, scholarship, creative expression and service to the University community;
• social responsibility in fulfilling the University’s mission to create, communicate and apply knowledge to a world shared by all people and held in trust for future generations;
• the moral dimension of every significant human choice: taking seriously how and who we choose to be in the world;
• the full, integral development of each person and all persons, with the belief that no individual or group may rightfully prosper at the expense of others;
• a culture of service that respects and promotes the dignity of every person.
USF Student Honor Pledge
As a University of San Francisco student, I pledge to honor the Jesuit values of the University by upholding the highest standards of honesty and integrity in my academic work and respect in my personal interactions with members of the USF community. I also intend to use the knowledge and skills I gain through my education for the common good.
Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J.
Lone Mountain Rossi Wing
(415) 422-6762 Serving as chief executive officer, the President has responsibility for the overall operation, development, and general welfare of the University. Through the Provost and Vice Presidents, the President exercises supervision of planning, organization, and coordination of policies, programs, and administrative functions. In addition to the Provost, the Vice President for Business and Finance, and the Vice President for Advancement, the following positions report directly to the President: Chancellor, General Counsel, the Executive Director for University Ministry, and Executive Assistant to the President/Secretary of the Board.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Jennifer E. Turpin
Lone Mountain Rossi Wing
(415) 422-6136 Directing the varied aspects of academic life for both students and faculty, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees admissions and transfer policies; faculty and curriculum development; institutional research; library resources; student academic services such as advising, orientation, registration, financial aid, learning disabilities and commencement; and establishes and maintains the academic tenor of the campus through the deans of the six schools and colleges.
Vice President for Business and Finance
Mr. Charles E. Cross
(415) 422-6522 The Vice President for Business and Finance serves as the chief financial officer for the University, responsible for the internal fiscal administration of the University, including its personnel services, physical plant, project management, purchasing, and accounting systems. The Vice President also oversees the athletics department.
Vice President for University Advancement
Mr. David F. Macmillan
Lone Mountain Rossi Wing
(415) 422-6813 The Vice President for University Advancement oversees Alumni Relations, Development, External Publications, and Media Relations.
Vice Provost for Student Life - Chief Student Affairs Officer
Peter Novak, Ph.D.
University Center 5th Floor
(415) 422-6251 The Division of Student Life collaborates and cooperates across divisions and departments to create a supportive University community that encourages student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The Vice Provost shapes opportunities for students to develop into creative, caring, and ethical citizens, socially and personally capable and willing to assume leadership roles in society. The following offices are under the leadership and direction of the Vice Provost: Dean of Students; Career Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; Health Promotion Services; Intercultural Center; Public Safety; Recreational Sports; Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities; Student Leadership and Engagement, and Residence Life.
Vice President for International Relations
Dr. Stanley D. Nel
Lone Mountain 114
(415) 422-8888 The Vice President for International Relations assists the University in the areas of international student recruitment, on-site management of international graduate programs, development of cooperative agreements with international academic institutions, and enhancement of the University’s presence to its various international constituencies.
Vice President for Information Technology
Lone Mountain North 225
(415) 422-2787 The Vice President for Information Technology provides leadership for the provision of technology services to the USF community. Major IT service areas include Communication and Collaboration services such as email and USF’s web portal, USFconnect; Client Support Services from the ITS Help Desk; Desktop Computing and Printing, including computer labs; Information Services such as student registration; Network and Web Services such as USFwireless; Learning Technologies such as the Blackboard Course Management System; Project Management; and Security Services.
The academic deans are responsible for the administration of all programs within their designated school or college. This includes the selection and evaluation of faculty and staff as well as maintaining the quality of curriculum and services. The deans’ offices of the various schools and colleges are where students can get valuable information and assistance on a variety of topics, including majors, Core Curriculum, adding and dropping of courses, college requirements, and academic advising from faculty.
The library dean is responsible for the administration of library resources, programs and services.
The academic services dean is responsible for admission, academic support services, financial aid, student disability services, student records and registration, and commencement.
The Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Services serves as an advocate for undergraduate and graduate students and promotes participation in campus life. The Associate Vice Provost and members of her staff are available to assist students in a variety of ways, including working with various schools and colleges to handle medical leaves of absence, meeting with students regarding policy clarification, providing support for personal and emotional challenges, and making appropriate referrals for academic progress. The Associate Vice Provost also serves as a resource and contact point for parents and other family members.
Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Services
University Center 5th Floor
College of Arts and Sciences
Marcelo Camperi, PhD
School of Management
Michael Webber, PhD
Malloy Hall 421
School of Education
Kevin K. Kumashiro, PhD
School of Education 107
School of Law
John Trasvina, Esq.
School of Nursing
Judith Karshmer, PhD
Vice Provost and Dean of Academic and Enrollment Services
Elizabeth J. Johnson, EdD
Lone Mountain 251
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
Tyrone H. Cannon, MLS, EdD
Gleeson Library 307
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
The Fogcutter Student Handbook is published online. If you need access to the handbook in any other format please contact the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities at (415) 422-5330 or email@example.com
Changes in the Higher Education Opportunity Act require Institutions to disseminate an annual disclosure to students that (1) states that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, such as through peer-to-peer networks, may subject students to civil and criminal penalties, (2) describes the penalties for such violations, and (3) includes the institution's policies on peer-to-peer file sharing.
The University warns against the illegal distribution of copyrighted material using University resources in its Technology Resources Appropriate Use Policy (TRAUP). Students who violate the TRAUP in any fashion including peer-to-peer file sharing will be subject to University disciplinary action as well as potential civil and criminal action for violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Significant monetary fines and potential jail sentences may result from civil and/or criminal action taken.
Please refer to the Technology Resources Appropriate Use Policy and other relevant and useful information regarding copyright and file sharing information by visiting the copyright policy page.
Fogcutter last updated June 11, 2013
Please note: All freshman students are prohibited from bringing vehicles to campus, and all on-campus residential students are ineligible to receive parking permits from Public Safety. In accordance with San Francisco city planning, sustainability efforts, and in order to reduce the amount of traffic in the residential neighborhood that surrounds the university, USF provides all undergraduate students with MUNI passes each semester, and encourages the use of alternative transportation. For more information please visit the Parking and Transportation webpage.
Section updated: Community Relations Policy (Transportation and Parking)
Student Conduct, University Standards, Policies and Procedures (August 1, 2012)
Student Organization Regulations (Feb 18, 2011)
Office of Residence Life - Guest and Visitation Policy (Oct 8, 2010)