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Statement from USF System President Judy Genshaft on Parkland tragedy and USF System Support Services

Our university has a very close relationship with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and Wednesday’s horrific tragedy has left us heartbroken. We offer our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and the entire Broward County community, and our thanks to the heroes whose actions prevented further loss of life and injuries. Many graduates of that high school attend USF, and we will provide them and others with the resources and support needed at this most difficult time.

Judy Genshaft
President, University of South Florida System

A message about USF System support services from Provost Ralph Wilcox

Dear students, faculty and staff:


I am reaching out to extend the condolences of the University of South Florida System to the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, their families and the entire Broward community.  The USF System has a very close relationship with this high school – our university has 96 graduates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High enrolled for the Spring 2018 semester.  The USF Tampa Dean of Students and student leadership from USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee will be reaching out to each of these individuals directly to ensure they receive any needed support and assistance.


In an effort to ensure that all of the USF System community receives the services they may need during this difficult time, we are providing the following links and information for faculty, staff and students.


USF Students



USF Tampa website for student assistance:

USF Tampa Counseling Center for students (24 hour line): (813) 974-2831

USF Tampa Student Outreach & Support Services for students: (813) 974-6130

USF Tampa Dean of Students: (813974-6677


USF St. Petersburg

USFSP Wellness Center and counseling services for students: (727) 873-4422 


USFSP Dean of Students: (727) 873-4278


USF Sarasota-Manatee

USFSM Counseling and Wellness services for students: (941) 487-4254

USFSM Assistant Vice President for Student Success: (941) 359-4452

USF System Faculty and Staff


USF website link for all faculty and staff assistance:


It is important to provide these types of services, especially following a tragedy that strikes so close to home.  We hope we can assist our community and help those who may benefit from these types of resources.       


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