The Golden Guard Society is a USF Alumni Association recognition group that honors alums celebrating their 50-year graduation milestone. The society was established in 2013 to recognize the university's first graduating class of 1963. A new alumni class is formally inducted into the society at a class reunion and induction ceremony each year. The classes of 1972 and 1973 were inducted into the Golden Guard Society on December 6, 2023.
The ceremony to honor the classes of 1974 and 1975 will take place in December 2025.