USF Sarasota-Manatee
Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT)

The Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT) works with students who may be distressed or whose behavior is of concern to others.  SOCAT was started to provide support and assistance to students before more significant problems arise.

SOCAT is a multi-disciplinary campus committee and includes representatives from Student Services, Campus Police, Counseling & Wellness Center, Disability Services, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and Campus Security.  Representatives from other USF-SM offices may be consulted as needed. 

The main focus for SOCAT is to offer supportive intervention and guidance to any USF Sarasota-Manatee student who is having difficulty.  The goal is to help the student focus on academic success, avert more serious difficulties, and ensure the safety of both the student and the USF Sarasota-Manatee community.