Campus Partners


The Office of Academic Advocacy (OAA) is dedicated to serving undergraduate students in their pursuit of timely progression to graduation. We work individually with students who are experiencing barriers to their success to review their options and collaborate with colleges and university departments to improve progression to graduation.

Undergraduate students identified as experiencing barriers to graduation may receive direct outreach from OAA to review their progress and to guide them towards graduation. Major advisors and university department staff can refer a student to OAA when they perceive an academic barrier to graduation for that student.

Students seeking academic assistance: Tampa campus students should complete the Office of Academic Advocacy Student Intake Form and our Intake Coordinator will reach out to you.

For comparable Academic Advocacy resources on the St. Petersburg campus, please visit COMPASS Advocacy. For comparable resources on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, please visit Student Support.

Faculty/Instructors: If you wish to refer a student who has academic concerns impacting their persistence, please submit referrals via the Canvas 'Refer Student' button. For general inquiries, please email

Designated Campus Partners: If you wish to refer a student who has academic concerns impacting their persistence, please submit referrals via the Archivum Insights platform. For general inquiries, please email or contact one of our Academic Advocates, directly.

Other USF personnel and friends/family of a student with academic concerns: Please send an email to and one of our Academic Advocates will reach out to you to discuss your concern.