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

Immediate Assistance

If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual harassment, sexual violence/assault, or domestic violence/intimate partner violence, please use the resources to the right of this section. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911.

For immediate Title IX assistance please contact one of the Title IX Coordinator(s).

USF Victim Advocacy's Guide

  • This guide is for students and employees who experience rape or other sexual violence, sexual harassment, relationship or dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
  • In the immediate aftermath of any of the above interpersonal crimes or situations, victims often are confused and shocked, and may not know what to do, whom to tell, or where to seek help. Victims are often concerned about their privacy and safety.
  • This guide is intended to provide information that will assist student and employee victims to understand their options and resources in the event of any of these interpersonal crimes or situations. 
  • IMPORTANT! If in imminent danger from the abuser, call 911.

Due to the potential for increased risk, victims of intimate partner violence (domestic, relationship or dating violence) and stalking are urged to consult confidentially with a victim advocate at USF's Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention (VAVP) for an individualized risk assessment, safety planning and exploration of options. The advocate will help you pursue any reporting options you choose, as safely as possible.

University Police

The University Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe environment for and in partnership with the community, while remaining committed to assisting with personal and professional development of department members. We are dedicated to the principle of being community minded and service driven.

  • For Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 813-974-2628
  • http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/university-police/

NOTE: When adjacent to the campus or off campus, dialing 9-1-1 will connect you to the nearest police department.

Hillsborough County Sheriff

  • For Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 813-247-8200
  • hcso.tampa.fl.us/

Tampa Police Department

  • For Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 813-231-6130
  • tampagov.net/dept_police/

Temple Terrace Police Department

  • For Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 813-989-7110
  • http://templeterrace.com/index.aspx?nid=171

Center for Victim Advocacy

Empowering survivors of crime, violence or abuse and preventing victimization by promoting the restoration of decision making and control to survivors, by advocating for their rights and honoring their experiences, and through education and collaboration, fostering a safe university community that respects the rights and dignity of all.

A crime victim advocate is available weekdays, 8:00 - 5:00 by calling or dropping by our office. An advocate is available after hours, on weekends and holidays in the case of violent crime through our Victim Helpline.

  • Victim Helpline: (813) 974-5757
  • Office: (813) 974-5756
  • Fax: (813) 974-8589
  • Email: va@admin.usf.edu
  • 4202 E Fowler Avenue, SVC 0067, Tampa Florida 33620
  • Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8am to 5 pm. No appointment necessary.