Citizen Scholar Program


The mission of the Center for Civic Engagement is to make USF's St. Petersburg campus distinctive in its commitment to civic and community engagement through the development of the Citizen Scholar program. The objective of the citizen scholar model is to combine academic instruction with implementation of concepts learned in the classroom into the local community. The local community is broadly defined to include business, educational, and social service agencies as well as local laboratories’ faculty use to further their research agendas. We envision that these types of experiential and service learning opportunities will become a feature in every academic program at USF's St. Petersburg campus.