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
All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to file a complaint of sexual misconduct and relationship violence in any of the following ways:
- by contacting the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinator listed below;
- by filing an incident report on the Office of Student Conduct website by utilizing the Public Report Form;
- by reporting to any responsible employee or campus security authority;
- by consenting to a confidential employee to share information with the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinator.
Donna Popovich, Executive Director
Southard Family Building 271
Phone: (813) 253-6237
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Chimere Sidney, Title IX and Strategic Workplace Compliance
Southard Family Building 269
Phone: (813) 257-3748
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students
Tim Nelson, Director of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct
Vaughn Center 202
Phone: (813) 258-7228
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletics
Jennifer Alger, Assistant Director Academic and Student Services/Senior Woman Administrator
Martinez Athletic Center 126
Phone: (813) 257-3808
Plant Hall, Room 202
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.