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The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota provides free and confidential resources as related to sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, harassment based on sexual orientation or harassment based on gender identity. They also provide reporting options to file a formal report about an incident.

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The Student Support Services Office

Manatees Supporting Each Other!

The Student Support Services Office is dedicated to assisting students who are experiencing issues that are impacting their academic success. These issues often happen outside of school.

We are here to help. 

  • Navigate administrative procedures at SCF
  • Problem solve life challenges
  • Counseling referrals for mental health needs 
  • Assistance when reporting incidents of violence
  • On campus and community referrals for support services
  • Assistance for students experiencing homelessness 
  • Referrals to SCF Food Pantry
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Dean of Students

Student Success

Academic Success – Personal Success – Conflict Resolution

SCF’s Dean of Students office is committed to promoting the academic and personal success of students by focusing on their care, needs, and well-being. Our team is here to assist you with the resolution of problems or concerns. We are also dedicated to promoting initiatives that will help you grow and flourish as students.

Core Values

  • Contribute positively to our students’ lives.
  • Embrace diversity as an essential component of our institutional culture.
  • Promote integrity and appropriate behavioral standards through the SCF Student Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure that every student is treated with care and concern.
  • Engage and educate our students to be better citizens by guiding them towards ethical decision-making and accountability.

We are so glad to have you at SCF!

Please feel free to reach out to our office about any difficulty you may be having as soon as it occurs and before it becomes too overwhelming.

Student Care

We understand how demanding and stressful college life can be.

Student care is the top priority of the State College of Florida’s Dean of Students office. Our team is here to assist students with information and referrals to campus and community resources. We strive to help students in the resolution of problems or concerns, and promote initiatives that address students’ care, needs, and well-being. We also serve as a resource for faculty and staff in supporting student success at SCF.

In addition to your College and Career Success Coach, you are strongly encouraged to contact the many other support services on campus that stand ready to assist you.

SCF Counseling Services

College can be stressful! Counseling Services at SCF work to provide our students with timely and effective mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being while meeting their educational, personal, emotional, and psychological goals.

If you are in crisis please call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. 

  • On Campus Counseling:
    • You can request counseling by completing this Counseling Referral Form and submitting it to
  • SCF Counseling & Support Line:
    • 941.752.5107 (auto attended number available 24/7)
  • Counseling through SCF Campus Ministry:
    • 941.752.5607 (Bradenton & LWR)
    • 941.408.1523 (Venice)

SCF Students have access to Oasis! 

Oasis QR Code

Oasis is a free mental health and wellness APP that all SCF Students can access and create an account by using your SCF Student Email.

You can also download the free Oasis APP available for Apple and Google Play. 

Student Complaint Process

Students are encouraged to resolve complaints at the appropriate level of dispute; however, should this approach fail or be inappropriate, students may submit written complaints through an online complaint form. All pertinent information should be listed including date, time, location, parties involved, witnesses, any attempts to resolve the complaint, and desired resolution. Forms submitted without valid contact information will not be processed; anonymous complaints can be submitted through State College of Florida’s confidential and anonymous reporting tool or in writing to the Dean of Students Office at the address below. Once received, the complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate academic area or administrative unit for review.

File a Complaint

File an Online Complaint

Written complaints should be addressed to:

Dean of Students
Building 1, Room 127
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34207

No Reprisal Policy

Complaints are respected and honored. No reprisals or retaliation shall be invoked against any student for processing, in good faith, a complaint, either on an informal or formal basis, or for participating in any way in these complaint procedures. Every attempt is made to resolve complaints informally and at the lowest level possible. Students who choose to resolve the complaint informally still have the right to pursue a formal grievance.


All submissions will be kept confidential to the extent possible given the need to investigate the complaint, maintain campus safety and comply with federal, state, or local mandates. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires each institution to have student grievance and public complaint policies and procedures that are reasonable, fairly administered, and well-publicized. The college is also required to maintain a log or a record of written student complaints received by the institution. This record is made available to the Commission upon request. This record will be reviewed and evaluated by the Commission as part of the institution’s decennial evaluation.

Conflict Resolution Procedure:

The Ombuds Office offers a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns, problems or complaints.

Academic Code of Conduct Violation

  • Students who feel they have been penalized erroneously for an academic ethics misconduct infraction or think that the sanction imposed is inappropriate may, within 10 business days of notification of academic sanction, appeal the matter through Procedure 4.14.01: Student Request for Conflict Resolution as Related to Academic Matters. 
  • For a complete copy of Procedure 4.14.01 and guidance on how to proceed with the resolution, students should contact the respective campus academic dean’s office or student ombudsman.

All Other Code Violations

  • Students charged with violation of the Code of Conduct who feel they have been penalized erroneously or that the sanction imposed is inappropriate may, within ten (10) business days of notification of the sanction, appeal the matter through Procedure 4.14.02: Student Request for Conflict Resolution as Related to Administrative Policies.
  • For a complete copy of Procedure 4.14.02, students should contact the respective campus Office of Student Life or student ombudsman.
  • Students may request a resource person to assist in either appeal procedure.  

Glossary of Terms

  • Apology – A statement of regret written by the individual or group and approved by the dean of students.
  • Cheating -The unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids or assistance from another person on any academic assignment or exercise, unless explicitly authorized by the course Instructor.
  • Copyright violations – Reuses the work of others outside of the limits of copyright law, or takes the rights over the work held by a copyright owner without permission.
  • Disciplinary probation – A written reprimand and warning to the student for a repetition of violations as grounds for more serious disciplinary action; also, may include exclusion from participation in student privileges or extracurricular College activities, or temporary/permanent loss of privilege or use of designated College facilities for a specified time as set forth in the notice of disciplinary probation.
  • Dismissal – Termination of student status for a definite period of time. At the end of this period, the student is eligible to apply to the College for consideration for readmission.
  • Family Notification – Student notifies family member in the presence of appointed staff member. This contact may be done in person or via telephone.
  • Loss of privileges – Student is not permitted to participate in designated privileges or activities for a specified period of time.
  • Plagiarism – Representing the work of others as their own or submitting written materials without proper attribution or acknowledgment of the source.
  • Removal from College-sponsored Housing (athletes) – A temporary or permanent exclusion from any College-sponsored housing accommodations without reimbursement of any type of housing allowance, or a mandatory room charge.
  • Suspension – Exclusion from classes and other student privileges or activities as set forth in the notice of suspension pending final determination of an alleged violation.
  • Warning – A written or verbal notice to the student that continuation or repetition of a specified conduct will be cause for further disciplinary action.