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Mission - 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:
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.
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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
Elizabeth B. Davis, 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
J. Robert Spatig
Lone Mountain 251
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
Tyrone H. Cannon, MLS, EdD
Gleeson Library 307
Peer-to-Peer File SharingChanges 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)