SOCAT continuously assess, analyzes, monitors, and responds to behavioral concerns of students in effort to ensure individual and 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.

SOCAT Stands for Support, Outreach and Care Action Team and is the USF St. Petersburg campus 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 is tasked with

Making recommendations to USF officials on appropriate action consistent with University policies and procedures.

Coordinating the St. Pete 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.

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Office Location



Student Life Center (SLC), 2400
6th Ave S,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
STP-socat@usf.edu 727-873-4278

The office of Student Outreach and Support is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To speak to a member of our staff, please contact us via phone or email.