Town and Gown



Town and Gown is a non-profit organization designed to promote understanding and friendship between the USF St. Petersburg campus and the community.


The Town and Gown Award recognizes the efforts of a person or program on the USF St. Petersburg campus that enhances the quality of life within the University and our city of St. Petersburg. This award recognizes an outstanding contribution by a University faculty member, staff member, or a group or program in teaching, research, service, or communications. Members of Town and Gown and University faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for the award in writing each year.

To date, the organization has given over $149,000 to programs and scholarships across USF St. Petersburg campus.

2023 - 2024 Town & gown awardees

Office of Veterans Success
Family Study Center
St. Pete Feed-A-Bull Market


2022 - 2023 Town & gown awardees

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Schools Program - College of Education
COMPASS Student Experience Program - Student Success