How to File a Complaint
USF DIEO Complaint Process & Forms
Students, staff, and faculty are strongly encouraged to report allegations of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation covered under the University's Diversity and Equal Opportunity: Discrimination and Harassment Policy #0-007; Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment (Including Battery) Policy #0-004; and/or Disability and Accommodations (Public/Employees/Students) Policy #0-108. 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.
Expectations for the DIEO Complaint Process
DIEO has developed the documents below to advise Complainants, Respondents, and Supervisors of what to expect from this office when an allegation(s) has been filed.
Incident Report Form
This form is to be completed by any person who would like to notify DIEO that an incident has occurred that is covered under the above referenced policies. Do not use this form if you wish to file a complaint. Please file a complaint using the EO complaint form below.
Upon DIEO's receipt of the Incident Report Form, DIEO will contact the appropriate individuals for further information. DIEO will evaluate the information provided and will determine if further processing is needed.
This form may be mailed, scanned and emailed, or hand delivered to DIEO.
EO Complaint Form
If you wish to file a complaint with the DIEO office, please use the form below. The EO Complaint Form must be filed with DIEO within 120 calendar days from the date of the alleged incident of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
Office of the Student Ombudsman & Student Rights and Responsibilities
- 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, ALN 190, (813) 974-0835 or Student Rights and Responsibilities, ALN 109, (813) 974-9443) for assistance.