The Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT) is an interdisciplinary team which reviews referrals for students whose behavior presents a disruption to campus or a concern for safety. SOCAT meets weekly, or as needed, to assess referrals, develop action plans, and monitor red flag behaviors across the campus community.
SOCAT is an interdisciplinary committee made up of representatives from across the USF community including the Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residential Education, University Police, Counseling Center, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Health Services, Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies. Additionally, we may consult with Students with Disability Services, Veteran Success, Center for Victim Advocacy, or other campus resources as needed.
Each campus in the University of South Florida system has its own SOCAT committee that seeks to determine the level of concern and intensity of intervention needed to best assist each referred student.