If you encounter difficulties during your academic career at USF, you have several options to help you resolve any issue you may encounter. First, you are encouraged to talk with the instructor of a course, your advisor, major professor or Chair of your Department to see if a resolution can be achieved. If those avenues are not successful, you can reach out to the appropriate office on campus for help. More details can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Student Ombuds Office
The Student Ombuds Office at USF is a confidential, impartial, independent and informal resource for students who who have encountered university-related issues and concerns. The mission of the Student Ombuds Office is to facilitate fair and equitable resolution processes that promote student success.
Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Protection
The Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention (a department of Student Success) provides free and confidential services to students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities who have experienced crime, violence, or abuse for incidents occurring on or off campus, recently or in the past.
Student Accessibility Services
In accordance with Section 504 0f the Rehabilitation Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act and The ADA Amendments Act, the University of South Florida provides reasonable classroom accommodations for otherwise qualified students who have documented disabilities. Creating an accessible environment is a collaborative process that involves Students Accessibility Services, students, and all faculty and staff.
Office of Veteran Success
The primary mission of the Office of Veteran Success is to assist Military-Connected Students with integration into a welcoming and inclusive environment at the University of South Florida and the local community where they discover academic success, personal growth, and professional development through the student life cycle.
More information on the processes for academic and non-academic grievances and appealsis available on the Student Ombuds Office website.