Lauren O’Keeffe

Name: Lauren O’Keeffe

Year/Major: Junior Social Work Major

Hometown: Joliet, Illinois


  • Saints Ambassador
  • Social Work Club
  • Coaching soccer for 6/7 year olds
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters in Joliet
  • Relay for Life team member
  • Volunteer at Easter Seals

Why did you choose USF?
I fell in love with the campus because of its smaller size. I feel so comfortable here and it’s so easy to make friends. I live close to campus so it is a great school for commuters. Also, we have a great Social Work program here and my dad is a USF alum.

Favorite part about USF?
I would have to say the small class sizes and individual attention from the teachers. If I ever have questions about an assignment or don’t understand what we’re learning, I am able to email or call my teacher with questions and they‘re always willing to help.

What makes USF special?
Students here truly live a life aimed toward helping others. Everyone here knows one another, so getting a friendly smile or hello when passing someone is such a welcoming feeling.