USF Stampede of Service 2010

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 30, 2009) -- More than 3,800 students are scheduled to participate in the University of South Florida Stampede of Service on Jan. 16, 2010. The event offers students an opportunity to give back to their community by volunteering their time, skills and compassion at more than 80 unique service sites.

The plan for this year's event is make the 2010 Stampede of Service (SOS) the biggest and best to date.  A "pep rally" kick-off will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. at the USF Soccer Stadium complete with Rocky D. Bull, USF cheerleaders, the Sun Dolls and the Herd of Thunder band.  The students will then leave on buses for their service experiences. 

There will also be a post-service event held in the Greek Village from 12:30 to 3 p.m. with a live band, food vendors and other celebratory activities.        

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The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.