The Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT) is a Behavioral Intervention Team. Operating as an administrative, interdisciplinary team that assesses referrals, collaborates with the SOS team to develop action plans for success, and monitors red flag behaviors and concerning trends across the campus community.


SOCAT continuously assess, analyzes, monitors, and responds to behavioral concerns of students in effort to ensure individual can campus-wide safety.


SOCAT is concerned with the wellbeing of all students and is committed to creating an environment that is safe for learning and development.

What SOCAT does

  • Making recommendations to USF officials on appropriate action consistent with University policies and procedures.
  • Coordinating the campus response to distressing, disruptive, or potentially harmful student situations.
  • Collaborating with campus partners to develop specific strategies to manage distressing, disruptive, or potentially harmful student behavior with regard to the safety and rights of others.
  • Minimizing the impact of disruptive behavior on the community.
  • Sharing educational need-to-know information with campus partners to ensure continuity of support for a student-in-need of support.


SOCAT is an interdisciplinary committee made up of membership representation from across the USF community. 

SOCAT Membership



Dean of Students Title IX
Counseling Center Office of Veteran Success
Student Health Services Student Assessibility Services
Student Conduct and Ethical Development Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies Center for Victims Advocacy
University Police USF World
Housing and Residential Life USF Pearls
Student Outreach and Support  

Each USF campus has its own SOCAT committee that seeks to determine the level of concern and intensity of intervention needed to best assist each referred student.

Learn about each SOCAT committee: