After being victimized, one of the last things a victim may want to do is report the incident. Reporting can be difficult, tedious and feel like a further violation. Yet, there are many good reasons to report. Reporting may help in overall recovery, feelings of personal safety and the ability to regain control over life.
How to report:
Reporting to local law enforcement
Tampa Police Department (813) 231-6130 has jurisdiction for crimes occurring on-campus or, for crimes occurring outside the Tampa city limits, Hillsborough County Sheriff, (813) 247-8200.
Filing a student conduct report if the attacker was or is also a student.
See Article 6 – Sexual Misconduct or Article 7 – Personal Abuse of the student conduct code for specific information. To file a report, contact the Student Conduct Office at (813) 258-7228 or via email at email@example.com.
Filing a Title IX complaint
If the attack was sexual in nature, a victim may file a complaint with the director of human resources who also serves as our Title IX officer. The Human Resources office may be reached at (813) 253-6237 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on Title IX as it relates to sexual harassment and victimization
With the exception of confidential reporting, all of these options may be used solely or simultaneously. Victim advocates can help a student navigate these processes, provide support and answer questions.
Recognizing the unique needs of victims, The University of Tampa has two areas that are designated as confidential reporters for sexual and relationship violence. Those two areas are victim advocacy and campus counseling services. Discussions with staff members serving in these areas will not be considered a report to the University regarding the problematic behavior and therefore will not, without additional action by the student, result in further action by the University. Reports made to victim advocates will be forwarded with no personal identifying information to the Office of Campus Safety for counting in mandatory Clery crime statistics, if applicable.