For Students


Welcome to the Office of Academic Advocacy (OAA) at the University of South Florida! Our academic advocates are dedicated to supporting you in your journey, from your first day at USF to graduation.

We work individually with undergraduate students who may be facing barriers and review their available options. We collaborate with academic departments, colleges, and university personnel when working with students, so they may receive the most robust support.

Undergraduate students may receive direct outreach from their assigned academic advocate to review their progress and path towards graduation. Major advisors and university department staff can refer a student to OAA when they perceive an academic barrier for the student. In addition, faculty may also refer students to OAA if they believe the student may be facing challenges, impacting their academics.

Take advantage of this resource and connect with an academic advocate if you want to discuss questions, concerns, and options available for you!