Title IX (sexual violence, sexual harassment or gender discrimination)

How to File a Title IX Complaint Form

Title IX protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. 20 U.S.C. § 1681. Title IX applies to USF programs and activities, as related both to education and employment. USF is committed to providing an environment free from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. (See USF System Policy 0-004 Sexual Misconduct/Sex Harassment available on the Office of the General web site: www.generalcounsel.usf.edu.)

If you wish to file a complaint because you feel you have been sexually harassed, the target of sexual violence, or discriminated against because of your gender, then please complete and return immediately to the DIEO Office at ALN 172 the EO Complaint Form below. If you have any questions on how to complete the form, please contact the DIEO Office at 813.974.4373 for assistance.

For the EO Complaint Form, please click here.

For a detailed description of the USF DIEO Complaint Process click here.

EASY STEP GUIDE:

If this is an emergency dial 911 or call the Center for Victim Advocacy.

If you are unsure how to file a complaint or wish to speak with someone regarding your concerns you may contact DIEO at (813) 974-4373 or OSRR (813) 974-9443 and an INTAKE appointment can be scheduled.
If you wish to file a complaint please use the EO Complaint Form. Complaints must be filed with DIEO within 120 calendar days from the date of the alleged incident of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.

A complaint may be mailed, scanned and emailed, or hand delivered to DIEO or OSRR.

To file a complaint:

1. Complete the EO Complaint Form, please click here.

2. For complaints involving staff, faculty or administration, mail or deliver form to:
USF Diversity Inclusion and Equal Opportunity (DIEO)
ATTN: Camille Blake
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALN 172
Tampa, FL 33612

3. For complaints involving student-to-student and/or student conduct, mail or deliver form to:
USF Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR)
ATTN: Winston Jones
4202 E Fowler Ave, ALN 109
Tampa, FL 33620

NOTE: For any disputes involving staff, faculty or students that do not fall under the University's Diversity and Equal Opportunity Policy #0-007, Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment (Including Battery) Policy #0-004, or the Disability and Accommodations (Public/Employees/Students) Policy #0-108, please contact The Office of the Student Ombudsman, MSC 4301, 813.974.0835 or The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, ALN 109, 813.974.9443 for assistance.