The University's mission statement reads, "The University is committed to the development of each student to become a productive and responsible citizen." For many students, this citizenship means serving others.
Below are UT's Registered Student Organizations focused on service:
Environmental Protection Coalition (E.P.C.)
The Environmental Protection Coalition (E.P.C.) encourages environmentalism and sustainability through education, outreach and volunteerism. As an organization, EPC promotes sustainable practices both on and off campus and provides students with a better understanding of the importance of taking care of our planet.
Happy Tails has a two-fold mission: to bring joy to the University of Tampa campus with the help of playful, kind rescue dogs and cats, and to fundraise for local non-profit animal shelters that operate solely off of donations. All proceeds collected at each event directly benefit animals in Tampa, Florida.
PAWS strives to make the Tampa Bay area a healthier and overall greater home to companion animals and wild animals alike. Through hands-on volunteer work and a variety of fundraisers, they work to enrich the lives of animals in Tampa Bay rescues, rehabilitations and sanctuaries.
PEACE Volunteer Center
PEACE strives to promote volunteerism at The University of Tampa by providing diverse service and advocacy opportunities that empower students through community outreach and leadership. Their mission is to increase volunteerism through direct service, indirect service, and advocacy that creates positive impacts for participants, the Tampa Bay area and communities around the world.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life is committed to helping people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back against cancer. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
Roots & Shoots
Roots & Shoots is an international organization, founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, focused on making positive change for people, animals, and the environment. They volunteer with environmental community partners, maintain a learning garden at a local elementary school, and promote sustainable living practices.
Special Olympics Unified Sports UT
Special Olympics Unified Sports UT (S.P.O.T.S.) raises awareness on disabilities, promotes healthy living, encourages growth within athletics, educates students on the appropriate language to utilize while talking about people with disabilities and fosters genuine relationships between partners (people without disabilities) and athletes (people with disabilities). With the help of Special Olympics Florida, S.P.O.T.S. hosts Unified Sports days and events throughout the year, and strives to create unified flag football and basketball teams on campus.
The University of Tampa Diplomats have altruistically served the University campus and local community since 1983. The members of the organization are leaders who serve as ambassadors to the University and encompass the ability to serve, motivate, empower and educate their peers.
WiseWomen seeks to provide knowledge and supplies to combat the growing stigma against menstruation and the lack of widely known knowledge about women’s health. WiseWomen ventures to local areas where women and girls are in need of education and/or supplies such as shelters, Boys & Girls Clubs and schools.