Services

University Advocacy

TITLE IX

The University of South Florida prohibits all gender based violence including sexual violence. A complaint can be filed through one of two designated offices within the USF System, the Office of Diversity, Including and Equal Opportunity (DIEO) or the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR). An advocate can provide assistance in explaining the reporting process, making the initial report, as well as any advocacy needs throughout the process including accompaniment to meetings, hearings, and reasonable accommodations. An advocate can ensure that all rights are upheld throughout the process as well as act as a liaison between the client and investigating office. 

UNIVERSITY CONDUCT PROCESS OR HUMAN RESOURCES

If an incident is reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Human Resources, an advocate can provide assistance in explaining the reporting process, making the initial report, as well as any advocacy needs throughout the process including accompaniment to meetings, hearings, and reasonable accommodations. An advocate can ensure that all rights are upheld throughout the process as well as act as a liaison between the client and investigating office. 

OTHER UNIVERSITY ADVOCACY 

If you are experiencing challenges within the university system due to your victimization, an advocate may be able to provide advocacy and assistance in remedying the situation and acting as a liaison between you and various university offices.