USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

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Thesis Director: Jamie Molnar SOCAT Case Manager, Office of the Dean of Students

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Thesis Committee Member: Jacob Diaz Dean of Students/ Director of Housing and Residence Life


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) at the University of South Florida (USFSP) provides three primary services to the campus community: the Student Conduct Office, the Title IX Office (sexual education), and the Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT) which includes the SOCAT Case Manager. Data analysis will determine how the DOS office is viewed by the campus faculty, staff, and students, including the office’s purpose and current services offered. The data will also reveal current challenges facing the campus’ students, faculty and staff. Qualitative research will be conducted through both staff and student interviews and quantitative data through student surveys. The data will be analyzed, from which, five meaningful, impactful, and purposeful recommendations will be suggested for future implementation.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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