Equal Opportunity

File an Equal Opportunity Complaint

What Should Be Reported to Equal Opportunity

Discrimination based on the following protected categories is prohibited under USF Policy 0-007, Discrimination and Harassment and USF Policy 0-108, Disability and Accommodations:

  • Age
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information (including family medical history)
  • Gender Identity/Expression
  • Marital Status
  • Military or Veteran Status
  • National Origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex/Gender
  • Sexual Orientation

Students, staff, and faculty are strongly encouraged to report discrimination based on these protected categories, including violations of House Bill 7 (HB7).  Delaying the immediate reporting of an allegation often hinders a proper investigation and can also unnecessarily subject the Complainant to continued discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.

How to Report

Report known or suspected discrimination using the Equal Opportunity (EO) Compliant Form provided below. To learn more about EO policies, the EO compliant process, and HB7, including frequently asked questions concerning HB7, please visit the links provided below.  If you would like to speak with someone about your specific situation or have questions about the information provided below, please contact our office directly for assistance.  Our contact information is available in the About Us section in the Contact Us subsection.

Student Conduct and the Ombuds Office

  • For any disputes in which a student has allegedly violated USF policies or rules, please contact Student Conduct and Ethical Development , ALN 109, (813) 974-9443 for assistance.
  • Ombuds services are available to all USF students, faculty, staff and administrators who wish to confidentially discuss concerns with an informal, independent and impartial third party. Students may contact the Student Ombuds Office at 813-974-0835; faculty, staff and administrators may contact the Ombuds Office at 813-974-7777.