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's Policy 0-004 Sexual Misconduct/Sex Harassment).
If you become aware of an incident which you believe may constitute sexual harassment, sexual violence, or gender discrimination, please complete the Title IX Incident Report Form below and return it to the DIEO Office at ALN 172 immediately. If you have any questions on how to complete the form, please contact the DIEO Office at (813) 974-4373 for assistance.
A Title IX Incident Report Form is accessible here.
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 SRR (813) 974-9443 and an INTAKE appointment can be scheduled.
Equal Opportunity information
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; 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.
If you have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact Camille Blake at (813) 974-3906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the DIEO complaint process is accessible here.
Equal Opportunity 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 Equal Opportunity Complaint Form that is in the next section below.
Upon DIEO's receipt of the Equal Opportunity 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.
The Equal Opportunity Incident Report Form may be mailed, scanned and emailed, or hand delivered to DIEO.
Equal Opportunity Complaint Form
If you wish to file a complaint with the DIEO office, please use the form below. The Equal Opportunity Complaint Form must be filed with DIEO within 120 calendar days from the date of the alleged incident of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. The Equal Opportunity Complaint Form is accessible here.
Office of the Student Ombudsman & Student Rights and Responsibilities
For any disputes in which a student has allegedly violated USF policies or rules, please contact The Office of the Student Ombudsman, at (813) 974-0835 or Student Conduct and Ethical Development, ALN 109, (813) 974-9443 for assistance.