About the DOS Office


The Dean of Students (DOS) Office at the St. Petersburg campus is a comprehensive department that provides a wide verity of student supports with a focus on community, culture, and care in mind. We prioritize our students wellbeing and strive to ensure each student has equitable access to success.

Student Conduct and Ethical Development

Student Conduct and Ethical Development (SCED) aims to encourage and develop standards of behavior and critical thinking that will create a community of leaders and citizens while enhancing the USF environment for community members living, studying, and working within the University of South Florida.

Student Outreach and Support (SOS)

SOS at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus is a student-first direct care management team that supports students in managing stress that impacts their academics and overall health and wellness.

Support Outreach and Care Action Team (SOCAT)

Is 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.

Office of Veteran Success (OVS)

Dedicated to providing our military families, military, and student veterans with the support they need to excel academically and professionally.

USF Pearls

USF Pearls is a unique program for the Tampa bay region. USF St. Petersburg campus is the first in the bay area to develop and implement a support program to support students emerging from the foster care system.

Support-A-Bull Market

Is a resource market for all USF St. Pete campus students to ensure each student has access to basic needs such as food and hygiene needs reducing basic needs related stress impacting the students potential for success.