USF Sarasota-Manatee strives to be known as a community-engaged institution committed to the long-term success of our region, our state and our world. As a proud public university, we recognize the importance of meeting the needs of our local community in preparing students for life beyond graduation.

We are always looking for new ways to help prepare knowledgeable, involved citizens who contribute meaningfully to the region’s overall social and economic success. Whether launching a program to meet workforce needs or partnering with an organization to better the community, USFSM is your hometown campus committed to bettering our region for all who call it home.

To learn more about how to partner with USFSM, please visit the resources below.

Support USFSM

Giving the gift of an education to others in our community opens the doors to a wealth of knowledge, success and collaboration. With your continued support, we can transform dreams into reality for USFSM students and faculty.

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Business & Education Connection Network

This team of USFSM staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of local business owners, industry leaders and employers throughout our region.

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Events

Our campus and area instructional sites regularly host events open to the public. Visit our Events Calendar to find upcoming activities, workshops and lectures.

If you are interested in hosting an event at our university, we encourage you to visit our Applications Page.

    Community Events

    Cross College Alliance

    USFSM is a member of the Cross College Alliance, a network of institutions across the region that share a common vision: to expand and amplify learning opportunities for our students.

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    Institute for Public Policy and Leadership

    The Institute for Public Policy and Leadership (IPPL) engages strong academic resources, as well as local and global experts, to guide a dynamic exchange of ideas about important policy and leadership issues.  

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    Florida Center for PAInT

    The Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) brings together an international network of educators and arts partners to engage in and share research, advocacy, professional development, curriculum innovations and resource development to meaningfully integrate the arts into teaching and learning to support student success.

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    Research

    USFSM is an institution where the faculty, students and staff actively engage in research – research that matters to the education of the student, serves as an economic engine for the community and contributes to solutions for some of our most challenging local and global problems.

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