About Us

Purpose & Impact


The COMPASS Student Experience is a campus-wide initiative that supports students through their transition at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus community, to ensure they develop and maintain personal and academic goals. The program brings together people, programs and resources to provide students with an exceptional experience on campus in order to create the foundation of their success and anchor them at the university.


The Compass Student Experience Team serves USF St. Petersburg campus and the surrounding community by facilitating student transitions. To accomplish this we empower students to become leaders and reach their desired potential. We commit to:

  • Providing holistic and individualized support and outreach
  • Promoting student success through relationship building and meaningful interaction
  • Cultivating partnerships within Pinellas county to inspire, motivate, and counsel local students, family members and community on the available resources in higher education
  • Anchoring students by promoting a sense of belonging and integration


The vision for COMPASS is that all students at USF St. Petersburg campus will embrace their identity as members of the community while successfully engaging in and out of the classroom to complete their degree programs.

End of the Year Reports 
University Students Flock to New USF Pen Pal Program During Social Distancing 
COMPASS Highlights & Awards: 

  • 2020 USF Hero- Meredith Mechanik 
  • 2019-2020 Outstanding New Program: "You Totally Rocky’ed Last Semester” 
  • 2019-2020 Unsung Hero Staff Award: Antonia Robinson 
  • 2018-2019 University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus Outstanding Team Award 
  • 2018-2019 Outstanding Staff Award: Carolina Nutt 
  • 2018-2019 Outstanding Staff Award: Brandi Arnold 
  • 2017-2018 Unsung Hero Staff Award: Carolina Nutt