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Annual Security & Fire Safety Report 2018


Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2018 Florida International University, Police Department EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: 24 Hours – 7 Days a Week Modesto A. Maidique Campus: 305-348-5911; Biscayne Bay Campus: 305-919-5911 305-348-2626 Relay 711

A Message from the Florida International University Police

We would like to welcome you to the university. Our department strives to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire university community. Our officers are well trained and certified through the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Our mission is to provide service and to enforce state laws and university regulations and policies in a courteous and professional manner. Our officers take a community-oriented approach to their jobs. Maintaining an environment where everyone feels safe and secure requires a cooperative and collaborative effort between all members of the university community. We are involved with all aspects of life at FIU. As demonstrated throughout the university, we too value diversity and strive to treat everyone with respect and dignity. We are committed to providing fair and impartial law enforcement services. Please familiarize yourself with this safety guide. It provides information on a variety of security-related services, programs, policies and statistics. Should a situation arise which may impact the university community, the FIUPD will alert the community in a timely manner. We wish you success in your endeavors at FIU whether it is as a student, faculty, staff member or visitor. Please feel free to contact us at 305-348-2626. One of our professional staff members is ready to address your questions or concerns. If you have any suggestions about how we can provide better police service, let us know online at


Alexander D. Casas, Chief Florida International University Police Department

“Our department is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the entire university community.� 3

The Florida International University Police Department Campus Law Enforcement Policies The Florida International University Police Department (FIUPD) is located

personnel can access the National

and Conflict Resolution.

Crime Information Center as well as

Major offenses involving death on

in the PG5 Market Station at Modesto

campus are reported to local police,

the Florida Crime Information Center.

A. Maidique Campus (MMC) and at the

and joint investigative efforts with

These computer databases are used

SO II building on Biscayne Bay Campus

investigators from the FIUPD and the

for accessing criminal history data,

(BBC). The FIUPD provides a full range

local police are deployed to solve these

nationwide police records, and driver/

of police services to the community 24

serious crimes. The prosecution of

vehicle identification information, as

hours a day, seven days a week at both

all criminal offenses, both felony and

well as other local, state and federal law

misdemeanor, are conducted by the State

enforcement information.

campuses. All university police officers are certified by the State of Florida and have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on FIU campuses and areas immediately adjacent to the campuses. If offenses involving university regulations and policies are committed by a university student, the FIUPD also refers the individual to the disciplinary division of Student Conduct

The FIUPD has Memos of

Attorney’s Office.

Understanding (MOU)/Mutual Aid

The FIUPD works closely with local, state and federal police agencies and

Agreements (MAA) with the Miami-Dade

has direct radio communication with the

Police Department, North Miami Police

Miami-Dade Police Department.

Department, North Miami Beach Police

By mutual agreement with state and federal agencies, the FIUPD maintains an NLETS terminal (National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Network). Through this system, police

Department, Pembroke Pines Police Department and Sweetwater Police Department. The FIUPD publishes a Daily Police Crime Log that is available by request at the FIUPD on both campuses and on our website at Privately hired security personnel used for the purposes of sporting functions and special events on campus do not have enforcement or arresting ability.

The physical address and contact information of the FIU Police Department is as follows: Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC) 885 S.W. 109th Avenue, PG-5 Market Station Miami, FL 33199 Tel: 305-348-2626 Fax: 305-348-1566 Emergency: 305-348-5911 Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) 3000 N.E. 151st Street, Building SO II North Miami, FL 33181 Tel: 305-919-5559 Fax: 305-919-5505 Emergency: 305-919-5911 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: 24 Hours – 7 Days a Week MMC: 305-348-5911 BBC: 305-919-5911 4

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Announcement for Student E-mail Sign-up for Emergency Notification

will automatically have access to an e-mail

University departments are responsible

account. FIU e-mail will be available to

for developing contingency plans and

new students 24 hours after the student is

continuity of operations plans for their

registered. To sign onto FIU e-mail go to

staffs and areas of responsibility. The

In the event of an actual emergency,

web page

university conducts numerous emergency

the campus community will be notified

response exercises each year such as

e-mail, indoor and outdoor speakers, VOIP

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures Statement

telephones, social media, emergency

Emergency Response

through text messaging, and voicemail messages to registered cell phones, FIU

callboxes, electronic message boards and

The university’s Comprehensive

table-top exercises and tests of the emergency notification systems on campus. These tests are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the university.

the main FIU Website. Students should

Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is

take responsibility for regularly checking

an all hazards emergency management

have received training in incident

their e-mail. In order to receive campus-

plan that establishes the procedures

command and responding to critical

wide e-mail announcements, students

and organizational structure for

incidents on campus. When a serious

must have a university e-mail account.

response to large scale emergencies

incident occurs that causes an immediate

All students enrolled at FIU and taking at

that cause a significant disruption to

threat to the campus, the first responders

least one course in the current semester

services or programs of the university.

on the scene are usually the FIUPD and


FIU police officers and supervisors

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the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue

or dangerous situation. In addition, the

appropriate segment of the community

Department. Typically, both departments

FIUPD has a responsibility to respond

if the threat is limited to a particular

work together to manage the incident.

to such incidents to determine if the

building or segment of the population.

Depending on the nature of the incident,

situation does, in fact, pose a threat to the

The FIUPD will, without delay and taking

other FIU departments and other local,

community. If that is the case, federal law

into account the safety of the community,

state or federal agencies may also be

requires that the university immediately

determine the content of the notification

involved in responding to the incident.

notify the campus community or the

and initiate the notification system unless

appropriate segments of the community

issuing a notification will, in the judgment

that may be affected by the situation.

of the first responders (including, but not

General information about FIU’s emergency response and a copy of the university’s CEMP is available at

are notified on an annual basis that they

Notification to the FIU Community about an Immediate Threat

should alert the FIUPD of any situation

Emergency Notification All members of the FIU community

or incident on campus that involves a

If the FIUPD, External Relations

limited to the FIUPD, Miami-Dade County Police Department and/or Miami-Dade Fire Rescue), compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency. In the event of a serious incident

significant emergency or dangerous

and/or the Department of Emergency

that poses an immediate threat to

situation that may involve an immediate

Management confirms that there is an

members of the FIU community, the

or ongoing threat to the health and

emergency or dangerous situation that

university has various systems in

safety of students and/or employees on

poses an immediate threat to the health or

place for communicating information

campus. The FIUPD has the responsibility

safety of some or all members of the FIU

quickly. Some or all of these methods of

of responding to, and summoning the

community, then the FIU community will

communication may be activated in the

necessary resources FIUPD to mitigate,

be notified by all or some of the systems

investigate and document any situation

described below to communicate the

that may cause a significant emergency

threat to the FIU community or to the

event of an immediate threat to the FIU campus community. These methods of communication include but are not limited to FIU network e-mails, emergency cell phone text messages and voicemails, electronic message boards, an audible and visual message via VOIP telephones in every classroom and office, indoor and outdoor speakers, emergency callboxes, social media (e.g., Facebook & Twitter), university student radio, and/or FIU website (

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures The campus will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation 6

of a significant emergency or dangerous

Residential Life to evaluate egress and

card, etc.) and follow the evacuation

situation involving an immediate threat to

behavioral patterns. Reports prepared

procedures for your building (close your

health or safety of students or employees

by EHS identify deficient equipment

door, proceed to the nearest exit and

occurring on the campus. An evacuation

and behavioral patterns so that

use the stairs instead of the elevators).

drill is coordinated by the Environmental

repairs and education can be done.

Once you have evacuated, seek shelter at

Health and Safety Department (EHS)

Recommendations for improvements

the nearest university building quickly. If

for university campus buildings twice

are also submitted to the appropriate

police or fire department personnel are on

a year. Students learn the locations of

departments/offices for consideration.

the scene, follow their directions.

the emergency exits in the buildings

EHS provides students with information

and are provided guidance about the

about evacuation and shelter–in-place

How You Will Know to

direction they should travel when exiting

procedures during educational sessions


each facility for a short-term building

that they can participate in throughout the

evacuation. Residents are not advised in

year. The Housing and Residential Life staff

come from several sources including

advance about the designated locations

members are trained in these procedures

the FIUPD, Housing and Residential Life

for long-term evacuations because those

and act as an ongoing resource for the

members, other university employees,

decisions are affected by time of day,

students living in residential facilities.

the federal or state government, MiamiDade County Police Department, or

location of the building being evacuated,

emergency gathering locations on

Shelter-in-Place Procedures

campus, and other factors such as the

What it means to “Shelter-in-Place”

the availability of various designated

location and nature of the threat. The purpose of evacuation drills is

A shelter-in-place notification may

If an incident occurs and the buildings or areas around you become unstable, or if

other authorities utilizing the university’s emergency communications tools.

How to “Shelter-in-Place” (Haz-Mat Related Only) No matter where you are, the basic

to prepare building occupants for an

the air outdoors becomes dangerous due

organized evacuation in case of an

to toxic or irritating substances, it is usually

steps of shelter-in-place will generally

emergency. At FIU, evacuation drills

safer to stay indoors because leaving the

remain the same. Should the need ever

are used as a way to educate and train

area may expose you to danger. Thus to

occupants on issues specific to their

“shelter-in-place” means to make a shelter

building. During the drill, occupants

of the building that you are in, and with

“practice” drill procedures and familiarize

a few adjustments, this location can be

themselves with the location of exits

made even safer and more comfortable

in-place supplies and a telephone

and the sound of the fire alarm. In

until it is safe to go outside.

to be used in case of emergency.

procedures during the drills, the

Basic “Shelter-in-Place” Guidance If an incident occurs and the building

process also provides the university an

you are in is not damaged, stay inside and

opportunity to test the operation of the

seek an interior room until you are told

fire alarm system components.

it is safe to come out. If your building is

Evacuation drills are monitored by the FIUPD, EHS, and FIU Housing and

otherwise by local emergency personnel: 1. If you are inside, stay where you are. Collect any emergency shelter-

If you are outdoors, proceed to

addition to educating the occupants of each building about the evacuation

arise; follow these steps unless instructed

the closest building quickly or follow instructions from emergency personnel on the scene. 2. Locate a room to shelter inside. It should be: • An interior room;

damaged, take your personal belongings

• Above ground level; and

(purse, wallet, Panther identification

• Without windows or with the


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least number of windows. If there is a large group of people inside a particular building, several rooms may be necessary.

Policy Statement Addressing Issuing Timely Warnings In the event a situation arises and

3. Shut and lock all windows (tighter seal) and close exterior doors. 4. Turn off air conditioners, heaters and fans.

as reported by a Campus Security Authority, either on or off campus, that in the judgment of the Chief of the FIUPD or his designee constitutes a serious or continuing threat, a timely

5. Close vents to ventilation system if possible. 6. Identify one person to list the names

warning or emergency notification will be issued. Such reports shall be provided to students and employees in

message via VOIP telephones located in every classroom and office may be utilized as well as indoor and outdoor speakers. Text messages may be sent to students, faculty and staff who have registered their cell phones with the university, and the university-wide e-mail system may be used. A message may be posted on the campus electronic signs and on the FIUPD website at police.fiu. edu providing the university community with additional notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice may also

of those “sheltering-in-place”

a manner that is timely, that withholds

and ask staff (e.g., Housing Staff,

the names of victims as confidential,

faculty or other staff) to call the

and that will aid in the prevention of

house, Wolfe Student Center at BBC, in

similar occurrences. Depending on the

the Graham Student Center at MMC, and

particular circumstances of the situation/

other university locations as appropriate

crime, including any Clery Act Crime

for the circumstances. The campus

that occurs on campus AND which

student newspaper, The Panther Press,

poses an ongoing or serious threat to

may also print the information in the next

the students or employees, the FIUPD

scheduled printing. Any timely warning

Communications Section will issue alerts

involving a victim of domestic violence,

by several means. An audible and visual

dating violence, sexual assault, or

list in to the FIUPD so they know who is “sheltering-in-place.” If only students are present, one of the students should call in the list. 7. Turn on a radio or TV and listen for further instructions. 8. Make the people at the “shelter-inplace” comfortable.


be posted in each residence hall, on the front door of each on-campus fraternity

stalking will withhold as confidential the names and other identifying information about the victim. Each campus at Florida International University provides protective services through a fully empowered police force. The University’s overall safety policy encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes and emergencies. Criminal actions and other emergencies may be reported by anyone, in person or via telephone, to the respective campus police. Incidents that are a serious or continuous threat to the University community require timely warnings, and reports of Clery-related crimes will be compiled for inclusion in the Annual Security Report by FIUPD. Persons should report crimes to the appropriate FIU Police for the purpose of issuing a timely warning notice and


utilization of other available resources. Criminal actions will be thoroughly

How to Report Criminal Offenses Encouragement of Accurate and Prompt Crime Reporting Community members, students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to accurately report all crimes, public safety-related incidents and other emergencies occurring on campus to the FIUPD in a timely manner, including when a victim of a crime elects or is unable to make a report. This publication focuses on the FIUPD because it patrols the Modesto A. Maidique

documented in an appropriate report. If assistance is required from MiamiDade County Police or Fire, the FIUPD will contact the appropriate unit. If a sexual assault should occur, staff on the scene, including the FIUPD, will offer the victim a wide variety of services. Any suspicious activity or person seen in the parking lots or loitering around vehicles, inside buildings or around the residential halls should immediately be reported to the FIUPD. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911 ON ALL CAMPUSES.

Campus (MMC), Biscayne Bay Campus


(BBC), and Center for Engineering and

24 Hours — 7 Days a Week

Applied Science. To contact the FIUPD

MMC: 305-348-5911

on all campuses, call 305-348-2626.

BBC: 305-919-5911

This telephone number has 24-hour


service. Alternatively, people can use


for reporting any emergency, crime and

the Emergency Callboxes located in

all other safety or security matters.

the residential halls, parking lots and

inclusion in the annual crime statistics for that campus. Below are the numbers

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the

garages and throughout the campuses. Upon notification of a criminal activity,

circumstances to the FIUPD by calling

emergency, or request for assistance,

305-348-2626 (emergency numbers

the FIUPD has the responsibility of

911, MMC 305-348-5911, or BBC 305-

responding to, and summoning the

919-5911), or by delivering the message

necessary resources to assist, mitigate,

in person to the FIUPD located in the

investigate, and document the incident.

PG5 building at MMC or at the Police

The call will initiate a response from

Station at SO II BBC. You may also go

the FIUPD, immediate or otherwise, as

online to the FIUPD website at police.

dictated by the nature of the incident. and make a report anonymously

The responding officer will assess the

through the Silent Witness Program. The

reported incident and will arrange for

FIUPD policies on timely warnings and

necessary resources to include but

emergency notifications can be found

not be limited to crime investigation,

on our website at

victim services, medical services or the 9

WHERE TO REPORT CRIMES OR CONTACT POLICE ON ALL CAMPUSES: Modesto A. Maidique 911 or 305-348-2626 Biscayne Bay 911 or 305-348-2626 Miami Beach Urban Studios 911 or 305-673-7900 Wolfsonian Museum 911 or 305-673-7900 Downtown Brickell 911 or 305-579-6111 Pembroke Pines Campus 911 or 954-436-3200

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Voluntary and Limited-Voluntary

with regard to a particular location,

Confidential Reporting

method or assailant. These incidents

Campus Security Authority A Campus Security Authority (CSA)

are counted and disclosed in the annual

is an official of an institution who has

is the victim or a witness to any crime

crime statistics for the university with

significant responsibility for student

to promptly report the incident to the

no identifying information. The FIUPD

and campus activities, including,

police. Because most police reports

operates an anonymous crime-reporting

but not limited to, student housing

are public records, these records are

program through the police department

(including student Resident Assistants)

not confidential under Florida law. If

web page called the “Silent Witness

and the Office of Student Conduct

you are the victim of a crime and are

Program.” Confidential reports may also

and Resolution. An official is defined

unsure if you want to pursue action

be submitted online at

as any person who has the authority

within the University system, with the


and the duty to take action or respond

The FIUPD encourages anyone who

FIUPD or the criminal justice system,

Florida law requires prompt, mandatory

to particular issues on behalf of the

you may still make a confidential report.

reporting to the local law enforcement

institution. Those individuals working

The Chief of Police (or his designee) or

agency by health care practitioners

within a campus police department or

a member of the Victim Empowerment

when they provide medical services

a campus security department are also

Program, the Title IX Coordinator, or

to a person they know or reasonably

considered CSA’s.

any Campus Security Authority may

suspect is suffering from wounds inflicted

be told of the details of the incident in

by a firearm or is the result of battery

confidence. The purpose of confidential

or abusive conduct. The Counseling &

reporting is to comply with your wish

Psychological Center and the Victim

callboxes strategically located throughout

to keep the matter confidential while

Empowerment Program staff inform their

the FIU Modesto A. Maidique and

taking steps to ensure your future safety

clients about the procedures for reporting

Biscayne Bay Campuses. One hundred

and the safety of others. With such

crimes to the FIUPD on a voluntary or

and forty (140) blue light Emergency

information, the university can alert

confidential basis should they feel it is in

cell towers phones are located on all

the campus community to potential

the best interest of the client. A procedure

of the surface parking lots and in the

danger, keep accurate records of the

is in place to anonymously capture crime

residential quad area. The emergency

number of incidents, and determine

statistics disclosed confidentially during

callboxes connect directly to the FIUPD.

where or if there is a pattern of crime

such a session.

The emergency callbox contains an

Emergency Callboxes The University has over 100 emergency

For the purpose of making timely warning reports and the annual statistical disclosure, non-emergency crimes / incidents can also be reported to the following offices: 1. Director, Student Health Services

5. Director, Victim Empowerment Program

305-348-2401 MMC UHSC

305-348-1215 MMC UHSC210

2. VP, Human Resources Division

6. Director, Housing

305-348-2181 MMC PC224

305-348-4197 MMC UPT121

3. Director, Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity and

7. Director, Residential Life

Title IX Coordinator 305-348-2785 MMC PC215

305-348-3661 MMC Panther Hall 126

4. Director, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

8. University Compliance and Privacy Officer

305-348-3939 MMC GC311

305-348-0002 MMC PC429 10

identifier so that the police can identify the location the call is coming from in the event the caller is unable to speak. Emergency callboxes may be used to report an emergency, request a safety

The Department of Housing and Residential Life and the FIU Police Department work in partnership to provide residents with a number of safety measures.

escort, report suspicious persons or activities, or obtain information. Additionally, administrative and academic buildings at all FIU campuses and satellite locations are equipped with individual classroom and office VOIP emergency phones.

Policy Statement Addressing Security and Access Academic and Administrative Buildings FIU is a public university and, with the exception of residence halls, is open to the public during the day and evening hours when classes are in session. After these hours, university buildings are generally locked and only faculty, staff and some students with proper identification are admitted. The FIUPD provides regular patrol of university buildings as well as parking areas.

and property. Residential Life staff and

with critical incidents, and in monitoring

maintenance personnel make safety

the facilities. The Housing and Residential

inspections and corrections as needed.

Life staff makes routine checks of

Students are encouraged to call the

floors, buildings and the exteriors of the

Housing Office at 305-348-4190 or the

housing communities. Security concerns

FIUPD at 305-348-2626 to promptly

are reported to the appropriate people

report security and safety deficiencies.

including but not limited to, the FIUPD

The Department of Housing and Residential Life and the FIUPD work in

Residence Halls

partnership to provide residents with

or the Department of Housing and Residential Life. Each semester, the FIUPD and the

a number of safety measures. These

Residential Life staff jointly provide safety

at check-in so they may have access

resources include ongoing educational

programs to all residents. In addition,

to their living unit. Police officers

programs, safety-related policies,

fire evacuation drills are conducted each

regularly patrol the residence halls

educational sanctions for violations of

semester. This community-oriented

and are readily available to assist on a

policies, and staff assistance in dealing

policing enables residents and the police

24-hour basis. A Resident Assistant is

with security problems and emergencies.

officers to become personally acquainted.

on-duty in each residence hall complex

The Residential Life staff gives a high

Resident students are issued a key

The assigned officers keep in touch with

every night. These security measures

priority to the security needs of the

residents and the Residential Life staff.

are representative of the university’s

residents. Resident Assistants receive

Residents are the most important aspect

concern for the protection of persons

training in crisis management, in dealing

of the cooperative effort to provide a


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safe and secure community. Residents

maintained. The FIUPD assists Facilities

or university policy. Reports can be made

are encouraged to be aware, be vigilant

Management personnel by conducting

regarding any instances of misconduct

and keep doors locked at all times.

campus lighting surveys and reporting

in the classroom or workplace. Reports

Remember, the safety and security of

potential safety and security hazards,

can be submitted anonymously 24 hours

the housing communities is everyone’s

including outages. Students, faculty and

a day, 365 days a year via a toll-free

responsibility. To review the housing

staff are encouraged to call Facilities

number 1-888-312-5358 or online at

procedures and policies go online to:

Management to report any safety or The EthicsPoint

security hazards at 305-348-4600.

service is not to be used in the event of emergencies. Frequently Asked

Facilities Management Facilities Management maintains university buildings and grounds with a

Ethics and Compliance Hotline Reports

Questions (FAQs) are available at https://


Another mechanism in place to report

concern for the safety and security of

is through the Ethical Panther Reporting

Counselors and Confidential

all persons and property. Inspections

Line, the ethics and compliance hotline

Crime Reporting

are routinely conducted and repairs are

at FIU. The hotline allows the university

promptly made to ensure that appropriate

community to file reports, raise questions

process, which followed the signing

safety and security standards are

or concerns regarding a violation of law

into law the 1998 amendments to 20


As a result of the negotiated rulemaking

U.S.C. Section 1092 (f), clarification was

The Victim Empowerment Program,

given to those considered to be campus

part of CAPS, assists students who are

security authorities. Campus “Pastoral

victims of dating or domestic violence.

Counselors” and campus “Professional

Both can be found through Student

Counselors,” when acting as such, are

Health Services, MMC: (305) 348-2401 or

not considered to be a campus security

BBC (305) 919-3000.

authority and are not required to report crimes for the inclusion into the annual

Security Awareness and Programs for

disclosure of crime statistics. As a

Students and Employees

matter of policy, they are encouraged,

The university is committed to

if and when they deem it appropriate,

developing primary and ongoing

to inform persons being counseled of

prevention and awareness programs

the procedures to report crimes on a

for new employees and students in

voluntary basis for inclusion into the

addition to its current offerings. These

annual crime statistics. The rulemaking

programs will concentrate on domestic

committee defines counselors as:

violence, stalking, sexual assaults, dating violence, and active shooter among other

Pastoral Counselor An employee of a university, who

statutorily prescribed matters. During orientation, students are

is associated with a religious order or

informed of services offered by the

denomination, recognized by that religious

FIUPD. Video and slide presentations

order or denomination as someone who

outline ways to maintain personal safety

provides confidential counseling and

and residence hall security. Students

who is functioning within the scope of

are told about crime on-campus and in

that recognition as a pastoral counselor.

surrounding areas. Similar information

At time of print, FIU does not have any

is presented to new employees. Crime

recognized pastoral counselors.

prevention programs and sexual assault prevention programs are offered on a

Professional Counselor

continual basis by the FIUPD.

An employee of a university whose

Periodically during the academic

official responsibilities include providing

year, the FIUPD, in cooperation with

psychological counseling to members of

other university organizations and

the university’s community and who is

departments, presents crime prevention

functioning within the scope of his or her

awareness sessions on sexual assault,

license or certification. Counseling and

theft, vandalism and active shooter as

Psychological Services (CAPS) provides

well as educational sessions on personal

counseling and consultation services

safety and residence hall security.

to help students confront personal,

A common theme of all awareness

academic or career concerns and

and crime prevention programs is to

psychological health.

encourage students and employees to be 13

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aware of their responsibility for their own

and staff. This class is a total of 12

305-348-6056 or online at police.fiu.

security and the security of others.

hours over the course of four days. It is


In addition to seminars, information is

a self-defense program for women and

disseminated to students and employees

consists of easy-to-learn techniques that

The Red Zone Program is available to

through crime prevention awareness

have practical applications. Certified

the entire campus community; the red

packets, security alert posters, displays,

R.A.D. instructors teach this course.

zone is used to describe the first six weeks of the Fall Semester in colleges.

videos, and articles and advertisements in Self-Defense Awareness &

During this time, college students in the

Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.)

U.S, especially freshmen and transfer

information is released to the university

classes are available to all university

students, are at greater risk of sexual

community through security alerts.

students, faculty and staff. S.A.F.E. is a

assault. For upcoming event information

two-hour program that provides women

or information regarding services please

with personal safety information and an

check out the website http://vep.fiu.

introduction to the physical aspects of

edu or contact Victim Services at

self-defense. S.A.F.E. is an introduction


university and student newspapers. When time is of the essence,

Crime Prevention Programs for Students and Employees The FIUPD encourages all students and members of the faculty and

to the R.A.D. program. Classes are offered year round.

Take Back the Night – To promote awareness about the issues of sexual

staff to be involved in campus crime

assault and intimate partner/gender-

prevention. Crime prevention programs

Operation Book Stamp is the FIUPD’s

based violence on college campuses,

on personal safety and engraving

solution to decreasing book thefts at

the Women’s Center and Victim

of personal property are sponsored

FIU. Upon request, the FIUPD officer

Empowerment Program, together with

by various campus organizations

will stamp any employee’s or student’s

throughout the year. FIUPD personnel

book(s) on the inside cover(s). The

facilitate programs for student, parent,

stamp will have a line for the FIUPD

faculty, and new employee orientations,

Registration number, student’s name,

student organizations and community

driver’s license or student identification

many other university departments and student organizations, facilitate a series of events during the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. An annual international affair, “Take

organizations. Additionally, the FIUPD

number, the students email and the

Back the Night” serves as both a

conducts programs for housing residents

date. The student prints his/her name

memorial to people who have been

by providing a variety of educational

on the appropriate line. Then the officer

strategies and tips on how to protect

will print the student’s driver’s license or

themselves from sexual assault, theft

student identification number and the

women encountered on the streets at

and other crimes. Below is a list of the

current semester on the lines provided.

night. In 1976, during the International

programs designed to inform students

When the student resells the book(s) to

Tribunal on Crimes against Women,

and employees about crime prevention.

the bookstore, the bookstore staff will

2,000 women representing 40 countries

need to see a picture I.D. and will require The FIU Police Department offers

the student to sign on the last line of the

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

book stamp.”

training during the Fall and Spring semesters to female students, faculty

victimized and an empowerment rally to end abuse. The movement began in Europe as a protest against the fear

held a candlelight procession through the streets of Brussels, Belgium. The first rally in the United States took place in San Francisco in 1978.

For more information regarding the above programs, contact the FIUPD at 14

For more information, contact the Women’s Center at 305-348-1506.

The Victim Empowerment Program - (VEP) The Victim Empowerment Program provides free and confidential services to assist students, faculty, staff and university visitors who have experienced actual or threatened violence. Specially trained counselors provide victim advocacy and comprehensive supportive services to help overcome the effects of trauma from violence, including (but not limited to): assault; battery; relationship abuse (physical, verbal and/or emotional); sexual and/or attempted sexual battery (acquaintance rape, date rape, stranger rape and molestation); stalking (repeated following or harassment); and hate and/or property crimes. Victim advocates support and inform victims of their right to report all offenses to police. However, police reports are not required to receive services. The Victim Empowerment Program’s role is to provide emotional support and resources to help overcome the effect of the incident(s) and help students be successful in their academic pursuits. VEP provides the following services: • 24-hour support, information, referrals and advocacy • Supportive crisis counseling to

representatives, family members,

Student Health Service Complex, Suite

employers, landlords and other

210. An appointment can be made for

campus or community service

an advocate to meet with you at any FIU

providers, upon request

campus by calling their 24-hour hotline at

• The Victim Empowerment Program also provides an educational

through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; after

programming, social work internships,

hours, call the hotline.

and training for students interested

receive services. Clients are provided with

program, for which students receive

information and options and are free to

hourly pay

decide which, if any, course of action they

• Counselors also assist with

will pursue.

university issues, including help with class scheduling, housing, assignment extensions, FIU Student Conduct reports, and any other

whether the abuse occurred recently or

accommodations that may be needed.

• Assistance with exploration of options

Police reports are not required to

in participating in our peer educator

individuals who have been victimized, in the past

305-348-3000. Office hours are Monday

Services are available on both Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay

Appointments: Call 305-348-2277 and ask to speak to an Advocate Counselor. Evening appointments are also available.

Emergency Walk-in Hours:

Campus and are accessible 24-hours

Modesto Maidique Campus

a day through the crisis hotline at 305-

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

hearings and depositions involving the

348-3000, or the after-hours professional

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

criminal justice system or FIU student

answering service 305-348-2277.

Tuesday and Thursday

and accessing community resources • Accompaniment to court, meetings,

conduct process • Help facilitating academic accommodations, if needed • Speaking with instructors, legal

The Victim Empowerment Program

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

is part of Counseling and Psychological Services, and can be reached by calling

Emergency After Hours:

305-348-2277. The office is located in the

Call 305-348-3000


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Victimization Education Workshop –


The staff of FIU VEP offers a series


of workshops and events that are

Sexual Assault Prevention Training

scheduled at no cost to the FIU

As part of our ongoing commitment to

Counseling The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Center provides professional psychological services

Community, upon request. To request a

promote a safe and healthy University

to FIU students. These services

workshop, call 305-348-3000.

community, all new FIU students are

include: walk-in consultation,

required to complete a Sexual Assault

short-term individual counseling,

Peer Educators consists of peer

Prevention course that addresses

couples and group counseling,

educators who present on topics like

the critical issues of sexual assault,

biofeedback, substance abuse and

consent, healthy relationships and

relationship violence, and stalking. The

eating disorder screenings, psycho-

sexual assault reaching more than

course also includes an assessment

educational workshops and much

2,500 students each semester. The

of student attitudes towards sexual

more. Services are offered in a warm,

Peer Education Program has had

and relationship violence, norms,

caring environment and are free to

collaborative partnerships with various

and student history related to these

all registered students. For more

units around the university to host

critical issues. For more information,

information, please contact one of our

tabling events, give presentations and

call 305-348-3185 or visit: https://

two offices:

participate in freshman orientation

sessions. If you are interested in joining


or gathering more information, contact


the Victim Advocacy Center at 305-


348-3000 or visit http://studentaffairs.

Donate A Cellphone - Have an old cell phone? Help fundraise for victims of sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence by donating any old cell

The FIU Police Department partners with other local and

phones you may have lying around. All donated cell phones are sent to a company that specializes in cell phone recycling. In turn, the company sends VEP a check for the value of cell

state law enforcement

phones, which is used to help clients

agencies to provide

Funds are used for services including

professional police services to the university community.

of the Victim Empowerment Program.

paying for a hotel stay for a student who needs to get out of a domestic violence situation or providing a meal for someone who has been sexually

Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC) 305-348-2277 SHS 270 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening hours: Tuesday and Thursday until 6:30 p.m. MMC Walk-in Hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) 305-919-5305 WUC 320 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. BBC Walk-in Hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. To meet after-hour needs, call the CAPS

assaulted and has spent several hours

Center main number on either campus

in the rape treatment center. Donations

and you will be assisted by call center

are accepted at SHC 280B.

counselors. The website is


Criminal Activity Off Campus

and FIU policy and regulations.

distribution, dispensation, possession,

Many students live near campus in

Specifically, it is unlawful for any person

use, trade, or sale of a Controlled

privately owned houses or apartments.

to sell, give, serve or permit to serve

Substance or alcohol by any Florida

In Miami-Dade County, there are many

alcoholic beverages to a person less

International University student or

law enforcement agencies that have

than 21 years of age. Florida Law and

employee on Campus or at any

University policy allows for alcohol to

University sponsored or related activity

be consumed by persons 21 year of

threatens the well-being and health of

age or older at approved events and

the University community. Although

locations. It is also unlawful for a person

Florida International University respects

jurisdiction for providing police services to these students. Upon request, the FIUPD provides crime prevention programs emphasizing security measures that these residents can take to protect themselves. There are no officially recognized student organizations with off-campus facilities and, therefore, no monitoring is required.

to misrepresent or misstate his or her age or the age of any other person for the purpose of inducing any licensee or his agents or employees to sell, give, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person less than 21 years of age.

Alcoholic Beverages

Any violation of the proceeding may

and Illegal Drug Possession

be cause for disciplinary action and

an individual’s rights, such rights cannot outweigh the need to maintain a safe, productive, and drug-free work and educational environment. Therefore:

1. No person may unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense,

criminal prosecution. FIUPD enforces all

possess, trade, sell, or offer for

beverages by members of the university

state underage drinking laws, as well as

sale a Controlled Substance or

community is subject to the alcoholic

all federal and state drug laws.

otherwise engage in the use of

beverage laws of the State of Florida

The unlawful manufacture,

The consumption of alcoholic


Controlled Substances on Campus;

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2. No person may report to classes, work, or related assignments

procedures, up to and including

education programs, resource materials

termination of employment.

and workshops on areas of alcohol and

“under the influence” of Controlled Substances or alcohol; and

drug abuse. 3. Criminal sanction. a. Florida law prohibits the sale,

3. No person may use prescription

manufacture, or delivery, or

Missing Residential Student Policy FIU views the safety of the students

drugs illegally. The legal use of

possession with intent to sell,

residing in residential housing as a

prescription drugs with known

manufacture or deliver, of a

foremost concern. In pursuit of this,

potential to impair personal safety

Controlled Substance “in, on,

the university will take the following

should be reported to supervisors

or within 1,000 feet of the real

actions regarding a missing residential

or an appropriate University

property comprising a public

student. If a member of the university


or private college, university, or

community has reason to believe that

other postsecondary institution.”

a student who resides in on-campus

Fla. Stat. § 893.13(1)(d). Violators

housing is missing, he or she should

face up to 30 years in prison.

immediately notify the FIUPD at 305-

Any violation of this policy by a University student or employee shall

348-2626. The department will generate

constitute grounds for: See University policy 1705.002 Drug1. Evaluation and/or referral to treatment for drug/alcohol abuse;

2. Disciplinary action; and/or a. For students, disciplinary action may include mandatory referral

Free Campus/Workplace Drug And Alcohol Abuse Prevention

for alcohol/drug dependence,

an investigation. Missing persons may also be reported to Residential Life

Policy online at

Staff, Dean of Students, and the online

files/754.pdf and FIU Regulation

reporting form found on the conduct

2505 Alcoholic Beverages online at

webpage ( or the

Panther’s Care webpage (panterscare.

to the University Counseling and Psychological Services

a missing person report and initiate All reports of a missing student Substance Abuse Education Programs are available to assist

will be reported to the FIUPD. In addition to registering a general

conduct probation, or other

students and employees who may be in

emergency contact, students residing in

disciplinary procedures, up to

need of drug or alcohol counseling. For

on-campus housing have the option to

and including expulsion from the

students, the professional staff at the

identify confidentially an individual to be

University. Such actions shall be

Counseling and Psychological Service

contacted by FIU in the event the student

in accordance with the Student

Center provides free and confidential

is determined to be missing for more than

Code of Conduct and University

consultations and community referrals.

24 hours. If a student has identified such

policies and procedures.

Additionally, the Office of Employee

an individual, FIU will notify that individual

Assistance is staffed with licensed mental

no later than 24 hours after the student

action may include mandatory

health professionals who are available

is determined to be missing. A student’s

referral to the Office of

to help faculty and staff members obtain

confidential contact information will be

Employee Assistance (OEA) for

counseling and referrals to mental health

accessible only by authorized campus

assessment, letters of reprimand,

providers in the community. The Wellness

officials and law enforcement in the

and progressive disciplinary

Center provides alcohol and drug

course of the investigation.

b. For employees, disciplinary


contact person designated by the

the Police Department and sending the

report, should the FIUPD determine

student. For more information about

second copy to their destination.

that the student is missing, the FIUPD

FIU’s policy and procedure on Missing

will enter the person as missing in the

Residential Students, go to policies.

as planned, those at the traveler’s

state and national computer database

destination are asked to notify the Police

After investigating a missing person

Department. Investigators will have all

(Florida Crime Information Center and National Crime Information Center). The student’s emergency contact will be

If the traveler does not arrive

Travel Plan

necessary information to begin a search

The FIU Police Department

immediately. FIU Police Department will

notified no later than 24 hours after the

encourages students, faculty, and staff

keep the Travel Plan form in file for 10

student is determined to be missing. If

to use an extra safety measure when

days after the scheduled arrival date.

the missing student is under the age of

traveling by completing a “Travel Plan”

18 and is not an emancipated individual,

form with the FIU Police.

the FIUPD will notify the student’s

Since April 1996, travelers have

Forms are available at the FIU Police Department, located in SO II at the Biscayne Bay Campus, and in the

parent or legal guardian immediately

participated in the program by picking

PG5 Market Station at Modesto

after the FIUPD has determined that the

up Travel Plan forms, filling out two

Maidique Campus. Forms may also be

student has been missing for 24 hours,

copies with details of their travel

obtained from any police officer, or from

in addition to notifying any additional

arrangements, returning one copy to

this web site.


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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Policy Statement addressing Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

• By a person similarly situated to

• Per the National Incident Based

a spouse of the victim under the

Reporting System User Manual

domestic or family violence laws

from the FBI UCR Program, A sex

of the jurisdiction receiving grant

offense is “any sexual act directed

monies, OR in which the crime of

against another person, without

violence occurred.

the consent of the victim, including

• By any other person against

FIU prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The university educates the student community and new employees about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking through mandatory orientations. Literature on awareness and assistance can be found by contacting: • FIUPD 305-348-5911 • FIU Victim Empowerment


• National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 1-866-331-9474 Domestic Violence As defined by V.A.W.A, includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by: • A current or former spouse of the victim, intimate partner • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, • By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner.

o Rape: The penetration, no matter

acts under the domestic or family

how slight, of the vagina or anus

violence laws of the jurisdiction

with any body part or object, or

in which the crime of violence

oral penetration by a sex organ


of another person, without the o Fondling: The touching of

As defined by V.A.W.A, is committed by

the private parts of another

a person:

person for the purpose of

• who is or has been in a social

sexual gratification, without

relationship of a romantic or

the consent of the victim,

intimate nature with the victim; and

including instances where

• where the existence of such a

the victim is incapable of

relationship shall be determined

giving consent because of his/

based on the consideration of the

her age or because of his/

following factors:

her temporary or permanent

o The length of the relationship,

mental incapacity.

o The type of relationship,

o The frequency of interaction

between persons who are

between the persons involved in

related to each other within the

the relationship.

degrees wherein marriage is

1-800-962-2873 1-800-422-4453

protected from that person’s

Dating Violence

• Florida Abuse Hotline • National Child Abuse Hotline

incapable of giving consent.

consent of the victim.

305-348-3000 • Florida Domestic Violence Hotline

instances where the victim is

an adult or youth victim who is

For the purposes of this definition • Dating violence includes, but is not

o Incest: Sexual intercourse

prohibited by law. o Statutory Rape: Sexual

limited to, sexual or physical abuse

intercourse with a person who

or the threat of such abuse.

is under the statutory age of

• Dating violence does not include


acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.

Stalking As defined by V.A.W.A, engaging in

Sexual Assault

• Course of conduct directed at a

As defined by V.A.W.A, is

specific person that would cause a

• An offense that meets the definition

reasonable person to –

of rape, fondling, investor statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. 20

o fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or o suffer substantial emotional

• For the purposes of this definition –

against a student who is the alleged

• Ensure that a victim of sexual

perpetrator of such crime or offense. If

assault receives the necessary

two or more acts, including,

the alleged victim is deceased as a result

medical treatment and tests at no

but not limited to , acts which

of such crime or offense, FIU will provide

expense to the victim;

the stalker directly, indirectly

the results of the disciplinary hearing to

or through third parties, by

the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.

collection of evidence helpful in

any action, method, device

The next of kin of such victim shall be

prosecution, which cannot be

or means follows, monitors,

treated as the alleged victim for the

obtained later (ideally a victim of

observes, surveils, threatens

purposes of this paragraph.

sexual assault should not wash,

o Course of conduct means

• Provide the opportunity for

douche, use the toilet, or change

or communicates to or about, a person or interferes with a

Preventing and Responding

clothing prior to a medical/legal

person’s property.

to Sex Offenses


o Reasonable person means a

The university educates the student

• Assure the victim has access to

reasonable person under similar

community about sexual assaults and

free confidential counseling from

circumstances and with similar

date rape through mandatory freshman

counselors specifically trained in

identities to the victim.

orientations each fall. The FIUPD offers

the area of sexual assault crisis

sexual assault education and information


o Substantial emotional distress means significant mental

programs to university students and

When a sexual assault victim contacts

suffering or anguish that may,

employees upon request. Literature

the FIUPD, the Investigations unit will be

but does not necessarily, require

on date-rape education, risk reduction

notified as well. The victim of a sexual

medical or other professional

and university response is available

assault may choose for the investigation

treatment or counseling.

through, but not limited to, the Office

to be pursued through the criminal justice

of Housing and Residential Life, Victim

system and the Student Conduct and

Empowerment Program and CAPS.

Conflict Resolution, or only the latter.

Policy Statement Addressing Disclosures to Alleged Victims of

If an individual is a victim of a sexual

The Title IX coordinator (director of the

assault, his or her first priority should

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

be to get to a place of safety. They

and Diversity- Shirlyon J. McWhorter,

commits its efforts toward successfully

should then obtain necessary medical

305-348-2785) will also be informed

dealing with the trauma experienced

treatment. The FIUPD strongly advocates

about the sexual assault to ensure

by victims of violence or sex offense.

that a victim of a sexual assault report

compliance with Title IX requirements. A

Efforts will be directed toward assisting

the incident in a timely manner. Time is

university representative from the FIUPD

the victim throughout all stages of the

a critical factor for evidence collection

or the Victim Empowerment Program will

investigation, judicial process and/or the

and preservation. An assault can be

guide the victim through the available

on-campus student conduct process

reported directly to an FIU police officer, a

options and support the victim in his or

which may follow. The same shall be

Residential Life representative, the Victim

her decision. Various counseling options

afforded to victims in connection with

Empowerment Program, and/or the

are available from the university through

disciplinary actions involving alleged

office of Student Conduct and Conflict

the Victim Empowerment Program, the

employee perpetrators. FIU will, upon

Resolution. Filing a police report with an

Women’s Center, the Office of Employee

written request, disclose to the alleged

FIU police officer will not obligate the

Assistance, Student Health Center and

victim of a crime of violence the reports

victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the

Counseling and Psychological Services.

on the results of any disciplinary

victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions

Counseling and support services outside

proceeding conducted by the institution

from officers. Filing a police report will:

the university system can be obtained

violence or non-forcible sex offenses The university understands and


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through the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment

which can be tailored to the involved

should be intentional about learning

Center located at Jackson Memorial


other ways to keep the university community safe.

Hospital 1611 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 (305) 585-5186, 24-hour hotline (305) 585-7273. Interim Protective Measures

Bystander Intervention Bystander intervention means

• Implement the help – Take action when a potentially dangerous

intervening in a potentially harmful

situation occurs, but remember

situation to prevent any further harm

to always keep yourself safe.

from occurring and to provide support

If you don’t feel comfortable

alleged dating or domestic violence,

to the affected victim(s). Effective

intervening, don’t risk your own

stalking, or sexual misconduct, the

bystander intervention includes

safety; call FIUPD or your local

university may impose reasonable and

recognizing situations that puts someone

police department (for off-campus

appropriate interim protective measures to

at risk of potential harm, overcoming


protect the safety and/or emotional well-

barriers to intervening, identifying safe

being of the parties or witnesses involved

and effective intervention options, and

Effective Intervention Methods

and/or to provide academic or other

taking action to intervene.

• Direct – directly intervene in the

appropriate support. Interim protective

How to Effectively Intervene:

measures include, but are not limited to:

• Be aware – Wherever you are, be

When a report is received involving

situation • Distract – cause a distraction to diffuse

• Arranging for medical services

mindful of your surroundings. Learn

the situation or help someone get away

• Access to counseling services either

your environment and think about

from the aggressor

provided by the University and/or

what you would do if there were a

through community resources

threat to someone’s safety.

• Providing crisis intervention, case

• Identify problems – If you notice a

• Delegate – get help from someone who is better equipped to safely intervene or call the police. • Delay – if you can’t safely take action in

management, emotional and/or

potentially dangerous situation, ask

practical support, and/or safety

yourself if you can help in any way.

the moment, you can make a difference

planning through the Victim

Be aware of the people around you

afterward by checking on the person or

Empowerment Program for student

and identify people who might have

people afterwards by asking how you

and through the Office of Employee

had a little too much to drink.

can help or by offering resources.

Assistance for faculty and staff

• Assume personal responsibility – If

• Document – if someone is already

there is a problem, know that you

helping the person or you cannot safely

Contact Order” for all or some of the

can be part of the solution. Don’t

intervene, keep a safe distance from the

parties involved in the incident

sit idly by and accept unacceptable

incident and record or photograph it.

behavior. If you see something that

Never livestream the video, post online

for all or part of any University

might directly or indirectly hurt

or otherwise use it without the person’s


another person, call it out or report

permission. The video can be provided

it to someone who can help.

to the victim(s) or the police.

• Imposition of a University “No-

• Imposition of a “No Trespass Order”

• Change in class schedule, including the ability to drop a course without penalty or to transfer sections • Change in work schedule or job assignment • Change in campus housing assignment • Any other feasible measure(s),

• Know how to help – Everyone at FIU plays a role in keeping each other

It is also imperative that all students

safe. As an FIU student, faculty,

and employees practice positive risk

or staff member, you should know

reduction. Risk reduction is defined

the reporting structures available

as options designed to decrease

to you and who you can call in the

perpetration and bystander apathy;

event of an emergency. You also

increase empowerment for victims


in order to promote safety; and help

intervene successfully using 5 Decision

Sexually Violent Offender Registration

individuals and communities address

Making Steps, the 5 “Ds” and the S.E.E.K.

Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the

conditions that facilitate violence.

Model (Safe; Early; Effective; Kind). Step

Family Educational Rights and Privacy

Up! received a NASPA Gold award and

Act of 1974. The CSCPA covers not

What can my friends and I do to be safe

was identified as a ‘Best Practice’ by the

only individuals actually employed by

and reduce risk?

NCAA Sports Science Institute of National

an institution, but also those who are

• Have a plan: Talk to you friends about

and International Scholars.

employed at an institution such as

your plans for the night BEFORE you go. Do you feel like drinking? Are you interested in hooking up? Where

The objective of Step Up! is to: • Raise awareness of pro-social behaviors

third party contractors (food service, custodial, etc.) through outsourcing. This act provides special requirements

do you want to go? How will you be

• Motivate individuals to help others

relating to registration and community

getting home? Having a clear plan

• Assist individuals in developing

notification for sex offenders who are

ahead of time helps friends look after

skills and confidence when

enrolled in or work at institutions of

one another.

responding to problems or

higher education. CSCPA also amended


the Clery Act, an annual crime reporting

• Go out together: Go out as a group and come home as a group; never separate and never leave your friend(s) behind. • Trust your instincts: If a situation or a

• Ensure the safety and well-being of one’s self and others To learn more about Step Up! or request a workshop, go to

from the situation.

and Privacy Act of 1974 to allow the disclosure of this information regarding students. As provided in the Wetterling Act, any person required to register

person doesn’t seem “right”, trust your gut and remove yourself, if possible,

law, and the Family Educational Rights

Addressing Sex Offenders On Campus The Federal Campus Sex Crimes

under a state sex offender registration program must notify the state regarding

Prevention Act (CSCPA) (section 1601 of

each institution of higher education in the

coming on too strong to someone

Public Law 106-386) is a law that provides

State of which the person is employed,

who may be too drunk to make a

for the tracking of convicted, registered

carries on a vocation, or is a student and

consensual decision, interrupt, distract

sex offenders enrolled as students at

must also alert the state of any change in

or redirect the situation. If you are too

institutions of higher education, or working

enrollment or employment status.

embarrassed or shy to speak out, ask

or volunteering on campus. The law

someone else to step in.

requires institutions of higher education

registered sexual predators and sexual

to issue a statement advising the campus

offenders must register with the Florida

dangerous or harmful incidents helps

community where law enforcement

Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

authorities respond to the situation

agency information provided by a State

Convicted sex offenders from out of state

and identify ways to prevent them from

concerning registered sex offenders may

must register in Florida within 48 hours

occurring again.

be obtained. It also requires sex offenders

of establishing residency. The Florida

already required to register in a State to

Department of Law Enforcement has a

provide notice, to the appropriate state

website with this information and can

bystander intervention through Step Up!,

agency, as required under State law, of

also be used to research sex offenders

a pro-social behavior and bystander

each institution of higher education in that

and predators. The site is offender.fdle.

intervention workshop that educates

State at which the person is employed,

students to be proactive in helping others.

carries on a vocation, or is a student.

The FIUPD, pursuant to sections 775.21,

• Diffuse situations: If you see a friend

• Report Incidents: Reporting

Students may receive training in

The training addresses the bystander effect and teaches participants how to

The CSCPA amended the Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and 23

In accordance with state statutes,

943.0435 and 944.607 of the Florida State Statutes, is required to notify the university

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community when a sexual predator or

attorney is not required of either party

sexual offender is enrolled, employed or

as per Section 741.30(1)(f) of the Florida

carrying on vocation at FIU. The FIUPD

Statutes. Go to the Clerk of the Court’s

Services (CAPS) Center provides

has a website with this information: police.

Office in your county courthouse.

professional psychological services to

• Bring identification.

FIU students. These services include:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy

• Bring information about where the

walk-in consultation, short-term individual

Act (FERPA) was amended in 2000 to clarify that nothing in FERPA can prohibit

abuser can be located. • Bring any other information on

The Counseling and Psychological

counseling, couples and group counseling, biofeedback, substance abuse and eating

an educational institution from disclosing

the abuser, such as photos or

disorder screenings, psycho-educational

information provided to the institution


workshops and much more. Services are

concerning registered sex offenders.

• Bring any papers relating to your case.

Preservation of Evidence Victims of domestic/dating violence and/

offered in a warm, caring environment and are free to all registered students. For more

• Tell the clerk that you are interested in filing a petition for injunction for

information, please contact one of our two offices:

or stalking should preserve evidence. Do

protection against domestic violence,

not move, wash, or touch any evidence,

repeat violence, dating violence, or

Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC)

if possible. Preserving evidence may

sexual violence.

Phone: 305-348-2277

assist in proving that the alleged criminal

• The court clerk will help you in filing

Location: SHS 270

offense occurred or that may be helpful in

the proper paperwork. By filling out

Hours: Monday – Friday

obtaining a protection order. Contact FIUPD

these forms, you will be explaining

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

to collect/photograph any evidence, as

to the judge exactly what type of

Evening hours: Tuesday and

needed. To report any crime contact FIUPD

protection you need and from whom

Thursday until 6:30 p.m.

or 911 in case of an emergency. One is not expected or obligated to file a police report

you need protection. • After you have completed the

MMC Walk-in Hours

paperwork, the court may determine

Monday, Wednesday

that danger of domestic violence

and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How Can the Law Help?

exists. The court may order a

Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Court Assistance

temporary injunction, which is good

Thursday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

to preserve evidence.

If you have been a victim of domestic

for 15 days. Then a full hearing is held

violence, dating violence, sexual violence,

to consider your safety and the safety

Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC)

stalking, or if you are afraid that you

of your children.

Phone: 305-919-5305 Location: WUC 320

will be hurt, Florida’s domestic violence

• The abuser must be served with

law enables you to work with the court

the injunction before it becomes

Hours: Monday, Wednesday

system to help keep you safe. The Victim

effective. The injunction will tell the

and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Empowerment Program staff can assist

abuser what the judge requires and

Tuesday and Thursday

you and help you to obtain an injunction.

when to return to court for a hearing.

10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Contact your local domestic violence center

This hearing will be within 15 days

for safety planning prior to filing for an

unless the abuser cannot be served.

BBC Walk-in Hours Monday, Wednesday

injunction. The Clerk of the Court is required

You are able to request notification of

to assist you in seeking both injunctions for

service of the injunction and receive notice

and Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

protection and enforcement for a violation

automatically within 12 hours after the

Tuesday and Thursday

of an injunction. Representation by an

injunction is served.

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


discrimination in a fair and equitable

on gender, sexual orientation, gender

Center main number on either campus

manner. The investigation will include

identify, or gender expression, including

and you will be assisted by call center

interviews of the person bringing the

acts of aggression, intimidation, or

counselors. The website is

allegations (complainant/third party),

hostility, whether verbal or non-verbal,

witnesses and the accused party

graphic, physical, or otherwise, even if

(respondent), as well as analysis of

the acts do not involve contact of sexual

documents and other relevant information.

nature. Sexual harassment is a form of

To meet after-hour needs, call the CAPS

Title IX Florida International University (FIU)

After a review of the information and

gender discrimination.

complies with Title IX not just because it is

facts of a complaint, the individual

the law, but because it is the right thing to

who made the report and the accused

sexual advances, requests for sexual

do. FIU strives to create and maintain an

individual will be advised of the results of

favors, and other verbal, non-verbal,

education and employment environment

the investigation. Any discipline issued to

or physical conduct of a sexual nature,

that is fair and equitable to each member

a student will be subject to procedures

including Sexual Misconduct or

of the University community.

as outlined in the Code of Student

Exploitation when:

Conduct. Any employee who is found

• submission to such conduct

FIU is committed to the safety and

Sexual Harassment is unwelcome

well-being of all members of the university

to have engaged in conduct prohibited

is a condition for employment,

community, and encourages anyone who

by University policy will be subject to

promotion, grades, or academics;

experiences or witnesses discrimination,

appropriate disciplinary action, up to and

harassment or sexual misconduct in

including termination of employment.

connection with academic, educational,

In addition, appropriate corrective

• submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment or academic or other

extracurricular, athletic, and other

measures will be taken when a

programs of the school to report the

consultant, vendor, contractor, visitor or

incident, whether it takes place on or off

other person is found to have engaged

pervasive that it substantially

campus. At FIU, such behaviors are not

in conduct prohibited by this policy. In

interferes with the individual’s

tolerated and are prohibited both by law

addition individuals may be subject to

employment, education or access to

and by University regulation 105.

criminal charges.

University programs, activities and

• such conduct is so severe or


The Title IX Coordinator provides advice and oversight on policies, preventive

decisions affecting an individual;

How to file a complaint:

educational programs, resources and

Student Conduct & Conflict

Examples of Sexual Harassment

services required under Title IX, and in

Resolution Complaint Form

• Pressure for sexual activity

addition, oversees all complaints of sexual

The Student Code of Conduct,

• Requests for sexual favors

harassment and sexual violence, as well

Harassment and Discrimination

as identifies and addresses any patterns or

Complaint Form can be found at

systematic problems that arise during the

• Unwelcome patting, hugging, or touching of a person’s body, hair, or clothing • Sexual innuendos, jokes, or

review of complaints. Equal Opportunity Programs and

comments • Disparaging remarks to a person

Equal Opportunity Programs and

Diversity Complaint Form

Diversity Process

The EOPD Discrimination Complaint

• Sexual graffiti or Visuals

Form can be found at

• Asking about a person’s sexual

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity (EOPD), addressed and investigated all complaints related to harassment and

about her/his gender or body

fantasies, sexual preferences, or Definitions:

sexual activities

Gender-based Harassment is based 25

• Repeatedly asking for a date after

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the person has expressed disinterest • Making sexual gestures with hands or through body movements • Offensive letters, email, text messages, posts on social networking sites, internet images

• Consent must be active, not passive. • Lack of protest or resistance does

Retaliation Acts or words taken against an

not mean consent has been granted,

individual because of the individual’s

nor does silence mean consent has

participation in a protected activity that

been granted.

would discourage a reasonable person

• Within each sexual encounter, there

from engaging in protected activity.

or transmissions or voicemail

may be separate individual sexual

Protected activity includes an individual’s


acts involved, and consent to one

good faith (i) participation in the reporting,

act and/or person(s) by itself does

investigation, and/or resolution of an

not constitute consent to another

alleged violation of this Code; and/or (ii)

act and/or person(s).

opposition to policies, practices, and/

Sexual Misconduct is a severe form of sexual harassment, and refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against

• The existence of a dating

or actions that the individual reasonably

a person’s will or where a person is

relationship between the persons

believes are in violation of the Code.

incapable of giving consent, including but

involved, or the fact of past sexual

Retaliation may include intimidation,

not limited to rape, sexual assault, sexual

relations, should never, by itself,

threats, Coercion, physical harm, and/

battery, sexual coercion or similar acts in

be assumed to be an indicator of

or adverse employment or educational

violation of federal and state laws.

consent for any current or future

actions. Retaliation may be found even

• Dating violence, sexual assault,

sexual encounter even in the context

when an underlying report made in good

of a relationship, there must be

faith was not substantiated. Retaliation

mutual consent.

may be committed by the Respondent, the

sexual battery and rape These examples are not all inclusive of the types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment & sexual

• If coercion or force is used, there is no consent.

Complainant, the Reporting Party, or any other individual or group of individuals.

• If a person is incapacitated so that

Revenge Porn is to publish a sexually

regardless of the relationship, position

the person cannot understand the

explicit image of a person, including any

and respective sex of the parties. Same-

fact, nature or extent of the sexual

depiction that contains or conveys the

gender harassment violates FIU’s policy

situation, there is no consent. This

personal identification or information of

just as harassment by a subordinate

may be affected by conditions

the depicted person by any electronic,

employee of his/her supervisor.

due to age, alcohol or drug

digital or other means, including to an

consumption, unconsciousness,

internet website, by text, by email, and/

being asleep, physical or

or by or through social media without the

developmental disabilities.

depicted person’s Consent.

violence. This behavior can occur

Consent Florida International University defines Consent as a clear, knowing,

• Whether one has taken advantage of

Retaliation any form against an

and voluntary agreement to engage

a position of influence over another

individual who reports a violation of this

in specific sexual activity at the

can be a factor in determining

policy or who provides information in the

time of the activity. Consent can be

whether there was consent.

course of an investigation of a reported

communicated by words or actions as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable permission

• In order to give consent, one must be of legal age.

violation is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated

• The question of what the Charged

regarding willingness to engage in

Student should have known as

Reporting Discrimination, Harassment

(and the conditions of) sexual activity.

to whether the Complainant was

and Sexual Misconduct

Consent must be ongoing throughout

incapacitated is objectively based

the sexual activity and can be withdrawn

on what a reasonable person, sober

a campus climate free from illegal

at any time. Sexual contact must cease

and/or exercising good judgment,

discrimination and/or harassment.

immediately once withdrawal of consent

would have known about the

Anyone within our campus community

is clearly communicated.

condition of the Complainant.

that has witnessed or experienced sexual


FIU is committed to providing

harassment, discrimination, or any form of

Julie Berg

and previous notification to the University’s

sexual violence can speak with any of the

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Chief of Police.

following Title IX coordinators.

Senior Associate Athletic Director

All persons, except for those exempted

The Title IX and Equal Opportunity

USCBA 202A Phone: 305-348-2352

above, are prohibited from possessing,

Coordinator oversees all discrimination,


storing, manufacturing, or using a dangerous article, including but not

harassment and sexual misconduct complaints made by employees,

To file a written complaint of

limited to

students and visitors. The Vice-President

discrimination or harassment complete the

of Human Resources has designated

Discrimination Complaint Form at hr.fiu.

weapon designed or intended to

Shirlyon McWhorter, Director of Equal

edu. You may email, fax, mail or hand-

propel a missile or projectile of any

Opportunity Programs and Diversity, as

deliver it to the Title IX/ EO Coordinator.

kind, including any pistol, revolver,


rifle, musket, long gun or other

the Title IX Coordinator. Contexts In Which Title IX Applies: How do I file a Title IX complaint?

any gun, bow, crossbow or other

weapon designed or intended

Title IX applies to all University services

to propel a missile of any kind

and academic programs both on and off

by action of an explosion of any

the Title IX coordinators listed below.

campus including, but not limited to:

combustible material;

Alternatively, you may file an anonymous

• Admissions

complaint using our Ethical Panther

• Financial aid

device that emits a momentary or

Reporting Line, Convercent by calling 844-

• Class assignments & course

pulsed output, which is electrical,

You may file a complaint with one of

312-5358 or online at https://compliance. For reports or inquiries of gender



any stun weapon, including any

audible, optical or electromagnetic

• Academic advising & instruction

in nature and which is designed to

• Evaluation & grading

temporarily incapacitate a person;

inequity or gender-based misconduct

• Discipline

concerning faculty, staff, and outside

• Athletics

knife, switchblade knife, ballistic

contractors, visitors or vendors:

• Housing

knife, machete or razor, except a

Shirlyon McWhorter

• Health and counseling services

pocket knife having a folding metal

Title IX Coordinator

• Recreational, residential life &

blade of less than three inches;


Director, Equal Opportunity Programs

extracurricular services and

and Diversity


PC321 Phone: 305-348-1509 E-Mail: For reports or inquiries of gender


Kristen Kawczynski

any slingshot, spring stick, metal knucks or blackjack;

• Employment of faculty, staff and


any flailing instrument consisting

graduate assistants, including the

of two or more rigid parts

recruitment, consideration and

connected in such a manner as to

selection processes.

allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nun chahka,

inequity or gender-based misconduct concerning students:

any knife, including any dirk, bowie

nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken or


fighting chain;

This provision is applicable to all 6.

any disc, of whatever

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

employees, students, and any other

Director, Student Conduct and

individuals visiting or conducting business

configuration, having at least two

Conflict Resolution

at the University. The only exceptions to

points or pointed blades which is

GC311A Phone: 305-348-3939

this policy are as follows: Law enforcement

designed to be thrown or propelled


officers in the official capacity of their

and which may be known as a

duties; University law enforcement

throwing star or oriental dart; 7.

any frame, receiver, muffler,

For reports or inquiries of gender

personnel; and Faculty in the performance

inequity or gender-based misconduct

of instructional or research responsibilities,

silencer, missile, projectile or

involving athletics:

only with written approval from the Provost

ammunition designed for use with


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a dangerous weapon, including

for their behavior in a fair and

the results of the university disciplinary

any cartridge, pellet, ball, missile

developmental manner while upholding

proceedings. Information regarding the

or projectile adapted for use in a

the rights of the community.

student disciplinary process, including a

firearm; 8.


any explosive substance or

copy of the Student Code of Conduct can SCCR works closely with the FIUPD

be found at

explosive device, if such substance

and the Victim Empowerment Program.

or device is intended to be used as

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct


a weapon;

may be referred from the FIUPD or


any tear gas, mustard gas,

reported directly to the Office of Student


phosgene gas or other noxious

Conduct and Conflict Resolution by using

or nauseating gases or mixtures

the incident report form found on our

Organization has the following rights:

of chemicals designed to, and



The Charged Student or Student Reasonable, written notice of the

capable of, producing vile, injurious

Office of Student Conduct and

Student Code of Conduct charge(s)

or nauseating odors or gases, if

Conflict Resolution

and the allegations upon which the

such gas or chemical is intended to

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

be used as a weapon; and

GC 311

b. A fair and impartial hearing.


c. Accompanied by an Advisor of

10. any weapon of like kind as those

charge(s) is/are based.

enumerated. on any property owned, used or under the control of Florida International

their choice and expense at any time during the Student Conduct

Student Disciplinary Procedures


Procedures for university disciplinary

University in accordance with Florida

action in cases of dating and domestic

Statutes Section 790.115 except as

violence, stalking and sexual misconduct

relevant information or evidence

provided by Florida Statutes Section

include but are not limited to, entitling

to be used in the Student Conduct


both the accuser and the accused

For purposes of this policy, the

the same opportunities to have others

d. The opportunity to review all

hearing prior to the hearing. e.

The ability to participate in the

University’s campuses and dormitories are

present during an investigation, have an

Student Conduct hearing either

not considered to be private residences,

opportunity to question all parties via the

physically or by contemporaneous

homes or places of business but rather

investigators, and to be simultaneously

alternative means (e.g., Skype,

property owned by FIU; therefore,

informed in writing of the outcome of any


individuals licensed to carry firearms

university disciplinary proceeding that

are not exempted from the provisions of

arises from an allegation of dating and

this policy on those premises. FIU Policy

domestic violence, stalking, and sexual

1710.135. See the FIU policy of Firearms

misconduct. All person(s) will be provided

and Dangerous Weapons online at

a prompt, fair and impartial investigation

and resolution conducted by officials who receive annual education on the issues of


The opportunity to present relevant Witnesses and information at the hearing.

g. The opportunity to question Witnesses in accordance with the Hearing Procedures. h. Not to provide self-incriminating

Office of Student Conduct

but not limited to, dating and domestic

testimony. (This right does not

and Conflict Resolution

violence, stalking, and sexual misconduct,

apply to Student Organizations.)

how to conduct an investigation and

Invoking the right against

Resolution serves Florida International

appropriate investigation skill, and the

self-incrimination will not be

University by educating community

hearing process. The university may

considered as a negative factor in

members about the Student Code of

impose disciplinary sanctions up to

the decision of the Hearing Officer

Conduct and the value of respecting

and including expulsion of students.

others. Through the student conduct

The procedures also allows for both

process, we hold students accountable

the accused and the victim to appeal

Student Conduct and Conflict


or Hearing Body. i.

Receive notification of the decision of the Hearing Body in writing


within fourteen (14) Business Days

solely in the sanctioning phase if the

as to whether there is enough

of the hearing.

Charged Student is found responsible for

information to move forward

Appeal the decision via the

the Charge(s).

with charging a student with a

process established by the University

violation of the Student Code TITLE IX INVESTIGATION AND

of Conduct based on the


preponderance of the evidence.

Due Process Rights of The

The investigator(s) will be trained

The University’s Title IX Coordinator


has designated the SCCR Director to

to gather and document the


Reasonable, written notice of the

serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

available evidence to support

Student Code of Conduct charge

It is the responsibility of the Title

reliable decisions, synthesize all

and the allegations upon which the

IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX

available evidence (including both

charge is based.

Coordinator to ensure that the process

supportive and non-supportive


A fair and impartial hearing.

relating to alleged Title IX/VAWA

evidence) and take into account


Accompaniment by an Advisor of

violations is reliable, impartial, thorough,

the unique and complex

their choosing and expense at any

prompt and conducted in an equitable

circumstances of each case.

time during the Student Conduct

manner. The general Student Code of

ii. The SCCR Director will select


Conduct procedures has been tailored

investigator(s) who are free of

The opportunity to review all

for the investigation and resolution of

actual or reasonably perceived

relevant information to be used

reported violations of the University

conflicts of interest and biases

in their Student Conduct process

prohibitions against Sexual Misconduct,

for or against any party. The

prior to the hearing.

dating or domestic partner violence,

Charged Student or Complainant

The ability to participate in the

stalking and/or Retaliation. These

may raise any concerns about

Student Conduct hearing either

tailored procedures require equitable

bias or conflict of interests within

physically or by contemporaneous

access for both a Complainant and

three (3) business days to the

alternative means (e.g., Skype,

Charged Student as well as notice

SCCR Director.


requirements and other considerations.

Not to provide self-incriminating






8. 9.

2. The Notice of Investigation:

Prohibited Conduct: Title IX cases

Prior to the initial investigation

testimony. (This right does not

include acts of dating and domestic

meeting, the SCCR will send to the

apply to Student Organizations.)

violence, stalking, and sexual

Charged Student and Complainant

Receive notification of the decision


written notice about the allegations

of the Hearing Body in writing


Pre-Hearing Procedures

constituting a potential violation

within fourteen (14) Business Days

1. Investigations: If the SCCR

of the Student Code of Conduct

of the hearing.

Director determines that an

in order for the parties to prepare

Appeal the decision via the process

investigation is necessary into the

for meaningful participation in the

established by the University.

alleged violations, the procedures

In addition to these due process

below will be followed. All fact

rights, the Complainant has the

finding will occur during the

an investigation, the investigator(s)

same responsibilities as those

investigation stage prior to the

will seek to meet separately with

provided by the Student Code of

hearing. There will be no additional

the Complainant, the Charged

Conduct to the Charged Student.

documents or testimony presented

Student, and any Witnesses.

at the hearing.

Witnesses are individuals who may

Additional Due Process Rights for


3. Investigative Procedures: During

i. The SCCR Director will select

have information relevant to the

Charged Students and Complainants:

a trained investigator(s) to gather

incident, including individuals who

Both parties have the additional right

sufficient evidence to reach

may have observed the acts in

to submit an Impact Statement for use

a fair, impartial determination

question, may be able to provide


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contextual information or may

5. Written Investigation

be permitted to be introduced at

have other information related

Report: Upon conclusion of the

to the incident, the disclosure or

investigation, the investigator(s) will

related matters. Character witness

prepare a written report summarizing

the issuing the charge letter to the

statements will not be considered

the relevant information which will

Charged Student, the Complainant

by the investigator(s). The

include any evidence and/or a list

will also be notified of the charges

investigator(s) will also gather other

of Witnesses that are supportive or

and be offered an Information

relevant information or evidence,

not supportive of a violation. The

including documents, photographs,

Charged Student, the Complainant

communications between the

and/or any Witnesses will have the

of issuing the hearing notice to the

parties, medical records (subject

opportunity to review the report

Charged Student, the Complainant

to the consent of the applicable

before it becomes final. Upon notice

will also be notified of the hearing.

person) and other electronic

of the availability of the investigation


Hearing Procedures:

records as appropriate. The

report, the Charged Student and

1. Hearing: To avoid re-victimizing

investigator(s), not the parties, are

the Complainant will have five (5)

the Charged Student and/or

responsible for gathering relevant

Business Days to:

Complainant by having to retell their

the hearing.

6. Charge Letter: At the time of

Session. d.

Hearing Notifications: At the time

evidence to the extent reasonably

i. Meet again with the investigator,

version of the events, the University

possible. Both the Complainant and

ii. Provide written comment

determined that the traditional

Charged Student are encouraged

or feedback on the facts as

hearing should not be used for Title

to promptly submit any relevant


IX cases.

information, including Witnesses’

iii. Submit additional information,

names. If a party declines to


Student, and the Complainant will

provide relevant information, the

iv. Identify additional Witnesses

be given the final investigation report

University’s ability to conduct a

and/or request the collection

at least three (3) Business Days prior

prompt, thorough and equitable

of other information by the

to the hearing. During the hearing,

investigation may be impaired.

investigator. If any party provides

the investigator(s) will provide a

4. Prior Sexual History. The sexual

a written response or makes a

summary statement of the final

history of the Complainant and/or the

request for additional information,

investigation report. The Hearing

Charged Student will never be used

the content will be shared as

Body, the Charged Student and the

to prove character or reputation.

appropriate and incorporated

Complainant may ask questions

Evidence related to the prior sexual

in the final investigation report.

about the report.

history of the parties is generally

Participation in this iterative

not used in determining whether a

process is important given that

Officer presides over the Student

violation of this Code has occurred

the investigation report will be the

Conduct hearing and makes all

and will only be considered under

only evidence submitted at the

limited circumstances. For example,

Hearing. Once the investigation

prior sexual history may be relevant

report is final, a copy will be

rests with the University.

to explain injury, to provide proof of a

provided to the Charged Student

The standard of proof is a

pattern or to address another specific

and Complainant at the same

Preponderance of the Evidence.

issue raised in the investigation.

time. This report will be used

The determination of “responsible”

The investigator(s) will determine

in the hearing. Unless there are

or “not responsible” will be based

the relevance of this information,

extenuating circumstances,

solely on the investigation report.

and both parties will be informed

information not provided by any

if evidence of prior or subsequent

party during the investigation or

procedure and/or technical rules

conduct is deemed relevant.

not included in the report will not

of evidence (including rules


2. The Hearing Body, the Charged

3. During the hearing, the Hearing

procedural decisions. f.


The burden of proof in a hearing

Formal rules of process,



regarding hearsay) applicable in

that the Hearing Body pose

the rationale for the outcome, the

the criminal or civil court process

relevant questions of the other

sanctions and the rationale for the

are not used in this hearing.

party concerning clarifications


The hearing will be recorded. The

about information in the final

recording will serve as the only

investigation report. The Hearing

will be notified of the Interim

official record of the proceedings.

Officer makes the determination

Suspension of the Charged Student

No other recordings are permitted.

whether any question is relevant

and will have the same rights as the

and will be asked.

Charged Student to participate in

6. Final statement by the Charged

the subsequent hearing.

If the Charged Student or Complainant fail to appear at the

scheduled hearing, the hearing will be held and a decision will be

rendered in their absence. j.

The Hearing Officer has the

discretion to determine the order of the hearing which may involve the



1. Introductory statement by



d. Appeals:

7. Final statement by the

1. The Complainant wishing to


appeal must complete the appeal

8. Hearing Officer brings hearing to

form in full, indicating the basis


for the appeal, explain in detail the

Deliberation by the Hearing Body is

reasons for the appeal and attach

not part of the hearing.

supporting relevant documentation.

Prior Student Conduct records,

2. The SCCR will notify the

Character Witness Statements

Complainant if the Charged

of the allegations and charge(s),

and/or Impact Statements are

Student appeals, and vice versa.

introduction of information that

considered only in determining the

Both parties may submit a

appropriate sanction(s).

written statement within seven (7)

In Student Conduct Committee

Business Days.

identification of the hearing

Interim Suspension: A Complainant

Hearing Officer including a reading

is the basis for the charges and



3. The appellate decision is issued


hearings, the Committee will make

2. Statement, if any, by the Charged

a recommendation of the decision

in writing to the Charged Student

Student. This is intended to be a

and sanctions to the Hearing Officer.

and Complainant within twenty-one

concise statement to identify key

The Hearing Officer may take one

(21) Business Days of receipt of the

facts and questions for the Hearing

of these actions with respect to the

written request for appeal unless

Body; it is not intended to be a full


notification is given that additional

recounting of the incident.

• Adopt

time is necessary for consideration

3. Statement, if any, by the

• Modify

of the record on appeal.

Complainant. This is intended to be

• Reject the findings and sanctions, or

a concise statement to identify key

• Remand for a rehearing.

facts and questions for the Hearing

If the Committee decision is not

Sanctions In light of the facts and circumstances

Body; it is not intended to be a full

adopted, the Hearing Officer will include

of each case, the following sanctions

recounting of the incident.

the reasons for any differences between

or combination of sanctions (with or

4. Summary of the relevant portions

the recommendations of the Committee

without appropriate modifications) will

of the final investigation report by

and the Hearing Officer’s final decision as

be imposed upon any Charged Student

the investigator.

part of the decision letter.

or Student Organization found to have

5. Relevant questions directed to

1. A decision letter will be sent

violated the Student Code of Conduct.

the Charged Student, Complainant

to the Charged Student and the

Sanctions will be commensurate with the

and/or investigator(s) by the

Complainant on the same day but

prohibited conduct with consideration

Hearing Body. The purpose of

no later than fourteen (14) Business

given to any aggravating and mitigating

these questions is to clarify

Days from the conclusion of the

circumstances, including, but not limited

information in the final investigation

Hearing Body’s deliberation. The

to, the Charged Student’s or Student

report. Any party may also request

decision will include outcome,

Organization’s conduct record. Fees may


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be associated with certain sanctions (e.g.,

Charged Student must permit

and/or participation in study

counseling consultation, online programs)

the consulting professional to

abroad or alternative break

and are the Student’s or Student

provide official documentation

programs. Additional restrictions

Organization’s responsibility.

on letterhead verifying

on University privileges and/

attendance and to share the

or activities may be imposed on

recommendations with the SCCR.

the Charged Student based on

General 1. Written Reprimand: the University

5. Psychological Evaluation:

their current or potential future activities.

takes official notice that such

referral for an evaluation and

actions are inappropriate and not

recommendation by a licensed

in accordance with our community

psychologist or psychiatrist which

interruption of the Student’s


may include CAPS. The Charged

status with the University. A

Student must follow through with

Charged Student who is on

attendance at in-person and/or

any recommendations made by

conduct probation is considered

online educational program(s)/

the psychologist or psychiatrist.

not in good standing with the

workshop(s); interview(s) with

The Charged Student must permit

University, resulting in applicable

appropriate officials; written

the professional to provide official

restrictions on privileges and/or

research assignments; behavior

documentation on letterhead

activities which may include, but

reflection papers; planning

verifying attendance and share the

are not limited to, being prohibited

recommendations with the SCCR.

from participating in study abroad

2. Educational Activities:

and implementing educational program(s); or other educational

6. Restitution: requirement to

8. Conduct Probation: a temporary

or alternative break, as a peer

reimburse the University or

advisor, resident assistant or

person for damage to or

elected/appointed a Student

requirement that the Charged

misappropriation of property

leader in Student Government

Student and/or friends have no

owned or in possession of the

or other Student Organizations.

contact with the Complainant.

University or other persons. Any

Additional restrictions on

This restriction can be imposed

such payment on restitution will

University privileges and/or

at any time during the Student

be limited to actual cost of repair

activities may be imposed on

or replacement.

the Charged Student based

activities. 3. No Contact Order: the

Conduct process. 4. Counseling Screening/

7. Restrictions/Loss of Privileges:

on their current or potential

Consultation: referral for screening

restrictions or loss of privileges

future activities. The conduct

and/or consultation with the

which may be imposed upon a

probation period is a time for the

University Counseling and

Charged Student for a specified

Charged Student to reflect on

Psychological Services (CAPS)

amount of time, including but

their behavior and demonstrate

(or a licensed psychologist/

not limited to, participation in

that he/she can once again be

psychiatrist if the Charged

Student activities, University or

a responsible Member of the

Student is no longer enrolled

Student events, representation

University community. While

when sanctioned or is seeking

of the University on athletic

on conduct probation, further

readmission) for alcohol/drug

teams or in leadership positions,

violations of the Student Code

dependence, anger management,

presence at University residence

of Conduct or other University

general mental health or other

halls or other buildings/areas

Policies may result in suspension

counseling issues. Charged

of campus, participation as a

Student must follow through with

peer advisor, resident assistant

recommendations made by CAPS

or elected/appointed Student

of time in which suspension is

or the licensed psychologist/

leader in Student Government

temporarily withheld or withheld

psychiatrist, as applicable. The

or other Student Organizations,

pending completion of other


or expulsion. 9. Deferred Suspension: period

sanctions by a specified deadline

Charged Student’s academic

of privileges including, but not

date. A Charged Student who

transcript during the period

limited to, participation in or

is on deferred suspension is

of suspension. A Charged

exclusion from Student activities,

considered not in good standing

Student who is suspended from

social events, intramural activities,

with the University, resulting

the University is not eligible

alcohol functions or in campus

in applicable restrictions on

for tuition and/or registration

facilities. This does not affect an

privileges and/or activities

fee reimbursement except as

individual Student’s status with

which may include, but are not

provided by University Policies.

the University or attendance at

limited to, being prohibited from

The Charged Student will be

classes unless the individual

participating in study abroad

administratively withdrawn from

Student has been charged and

or alternative break, as a peer

courses and will lose respective

sanctioned independently of the

advisor, resident assistant or

credit hours.

Student Organization.

elected/appointed a Student

11. Expulsion: permanent separation

13. Conduct Probation (Student

leader in Student Government

from the University with no

Organizations): temporary

or other Student Organizations.

possibility of readmission. This

interruption of the organization’s

Additional restrictions on

sanction is recorded on the

status with the University. An

University privileges and/or

Charged Student’s academic

organization that is on conduct

activities may be imposed on

transcript permanently. A

probation is considered not in

the Charged Student based on

Charged Student is considered

good standing with the University,

their current or potential future

not in good standing with the

resulting in applicable restrictions

activities. If the Charged Student

University after being expelled.

of privileges and/or activities

fails to fulfill the sanctions

The Charged Student may not

including, but not limited to,

described in the decision letter

attend classes (either in person

participation in or exclusion from

(including failure to timely fulfill the

or online) and is banned from

Student activities, social events,

sanction), the Charged Student

being on or in any University

intramural activities, alcohol

will no longer be considered on

Premises or On-Campus Housing.

functions, or in campus facilities.

deferred suspension but will be

The expelled Charged Student is

Further violations of Interfraternity

automatically suspended with no

also banned from participation

Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council

further appeal.

in any University-sponsored/

(PC), National Panhellenic Council

related activity or event and their

(NPHC), Wellness & Recreation

University for a specified period

FIU OneCard will be deactivated.

Center (WRC), or Multicultural

of time. A Charged Student is

A Charged Student who is

Greek Council (MGC) Policies,

considered not in good standing

expelled from the University is not

Student Code of Conduct or other

with the University while

eligible for tuition nor registration

University Policies may result in

suspended. The Charged Student

fee reimbursement except as

suspension or expulsion of the

may not attend classes (either in

provided by University Policy.

Charged Student Organization

person or online) and is banned

The Charged Student will be

from the University. This does not

from being on or in any University

administratively withdrawn from

affect an individual Student’s status

Premises or On-Campus Housing.

courses and will lose respective

with the University or attendance

The suspended Charged Student

credit hours.

at classes unless the individual

10. Suspension: separation from the

Student has been charged and

is also banned from participation in any University-sponsored/

Student Organization Sanctions

related event or activity and their

12. Restrictions/Loss of Privileges

FIU OneCard will be deactivated.

(Student Organizations): for an

This sanction is recorded on the

organization, restrictions or loss 33

sanctioned independently of the Charged Student Organization. 14. Deferred Suspension (Student Organizations): period of time

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16. Expulsion (Student Organizations):

Hall Association (RHA) leadership

suspension is temporarily withheld

permanent separation from the

positions and student employment

or withheld pending completion

University with no possibility of

within Housing and Residential

of other sanctions by a specified

re-chartering or re-registering. An

Life (including Resident Assistants,

deadline date. An organization on

organization that has been expelled

Clerical Assistants and Housing

deferred suspension is considered

is considered not in good standing

not in good standing with the

with the University. An expelled

University, resulting in applicable

organization is not recognized as

Termination: period of time in

restrictions or privileges and/or

a University organization and may

which the Charged Student

activities including, but not limited

not participate in any University-

is allowed to continue to

to, participation in or exclusion

sponsored activity or event. This

reside in On-Campus Housing

from Student activities, social

does not affect an individual

notwithstanding the fact that,

events, intramural activities, alcohol

Student’s status with the University,

but for the Deferred On-Campus

functions or in campus facilities.

academic area or attendance

Housing Termination (DOCHT), the

If the organization fails to fulfill the

at classes unless the individual

Housing Agreement would have

sanctions described in the decision

Student has been charged and

been immediately terminated. At

letter (including failure to timely

sanctioned independently of the

the end of the current semester,

fulfill the sanction), the organization

Student Organization.

the current Housing Agreement

in which the organization’s

Ambassadors). 19. Deferred On-Campus Housing

with the student is effectively

will no longer be considered on deferred suspension but will be

Housing Sanctions

terminated and the Student is

automatically suspended with no

17. On-Campus Housing

ineligible to reside in any On-

further appeal. This does not affect

Reassignment: required change

Campus Housing for the remainder

an individual Student’s status

in University residence hall

of the Student’s career at FIU. The

with the University or attendance

assignment. The Charged Student

Student is also excluded from all

at classes unless the individual

must move out by the date

On-Campus Housing premises

Student has been charged and

and time provided and will be

for the remainder of the Student’s

sanctioned independent of the

responsible for any additional room

career at FIU. This exclusion

Student Organization.

rental charges for the new Housing

applies to all buildings, grounds


and the parking lots surrounding

15. Suspension (Student Organizations): separation from the University

18. On-Campus Housing Probation:

the buildings. If another violation

for a specified period of time. An

a temporary interruption of the

of the Code of Conduct occurs in

organization while suspended is

Charged Student’s status with

the semester while the Charged

considered not in good standing

On-Campus Housing. Future

Student is on DOCHT, the Charged

with the University. A suspended

violation(s) of the student Code

Student’s Housing Agreement will

Organization may not participate in

of Conduct or other Housing/

be immediately terminated and

any University activities or events

University policies may result

the remaining sanctions of this

and is not recognized as a University

in additional sanctions such as

provision apply (i.e., exclusion from

organization during the suspension

Housing Agreement Termination,

housing and premises).

period. This does not affect an

University suspension or expulsion.

individual Student’s status with

A person on Housing Probation is

exclusion from On-Campus

the University, academic area or

considered not in good standing

Housing for the remainder of

attendance at classes unless the

with University Housing, resulting in

the Student’s career at FIU. This

individual Student has been charged

applicable restrictions on privileges

exclusion applies to all buildings,

and sanctioned independently of the

and/or activities including, but not

grounds and the parking lots

Student Organization.

limited to, ineligibility for Residence

surrounding the buildings.


20. On-Campus Housing Exclusion:

Crime Statistics Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f) “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act�: 2010-2012 statistics as reported to the FIUPD, as well as the local and/or county police having jurisdiction over the respective campus location. Confidential disclosures regarding crime victimization made to University-affiliated professionals and Campus Security Authorities (such as pastoral counselors or professional counselors) within privileged relationships (counselorpatient, clergy-parishioner, etc.) are reported to campus police or security at the sole discretion of the professional and only for the purposes of inclusion as necessary within the annual crime statistics disclosure and for consideration of timely warning report issuance. There is no University policy requiring such disclosures made in confidence to professionals not affiliated with campus police to report such information to campus police. Persons being counseled are welcome to personally report crime victimization confidentially or nonconfidentially to campus police or security at any time. The statistics were valid at publication but may not reflect current trends. The following tables provide information on reportable offenses according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The crime statistics contained in this report include those obtained from campus security authorities and other law enforcement agencies. Statistics and other information as well as a copy of this report may be found at the FIUPD website located online at 35

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Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.E.O.A) Florida International University will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of this paragraph.


Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report Availability FIU is committed to assisting all members of the FIU community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the FIUPD website at Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf. If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the FIUPD at 885 SW 109 Ave, Miami, FL 33199 or 3000 N.E. 151st Street Building SO II (BBC), North Miami, FL 33181, or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling 305-348-2626. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by FIU, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by law and is provided by the FIUPD.

Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics Report The FIUPD prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report is located on our website at This report is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus and regional satellite campuses, Housing and Residential Life, the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Victim Empowerment Program and the Division of Student Affairs. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Clery Act. The procedures for preparing the annual disclosure of crime statistics include reporting statistics to the

university community obtained from

Directors and Department Heads,

the following sources: the local law

as well as local law enforcement (as

enforcement agencies that have

required by federal law). All of the

jurisdiction for each campus, including

statistics are gathered, compiled, and

but not limited to the FIUPD, the

reported to the University community

Miami Beach Police Department, the

via this report, which is published

Sweetwater Police Department, the

by FIUPD. FIU Police submits the

North Miami Police Department, the

annual crime statistics published

Florida Highway Patrol Department, the

in this brochure to the Department

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

of Education (ED). The statistical

Department, the Pembroke Pines

information gathered by the Department

Police Department, the City of Miami

of Education is available to the public

Police Department, the Miami-Dade

through the ED website, https://www.

County Police Department, and non-

police officials (as defined below). For

Each year, an e-mail notification is

statistical purposes, crime statistics

made to all enrolled students, faculty

reported to any of these sources are

and staff that provides the web site to

recorded in the calendar year the crime

access this report. Copies of the Annual

was reported. A written request for

Security and Fire Safety Report may be

statistical information is made on an

obtained at the FIUPD located in PG5

annual basis to all Campus Security

Market Station at MMC and online at the

Authorities, and to University Deans,

FIUPD web page at


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Information on Security Policies and Crime Statistics CRIME Murder/Homicide Manslaughter by Negligence Rape Fondling Incest Statutory Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Liquor Law Arrests Liquor Law Referrals Drug Arrests Drug Referrals Weapons Arrest Weapons Referrals Domestic Violence Dating Violence Stalking

MMC MMC Housing MMC Public Property 2015* 2016 2017 2015* 2016 2017 2015* 2016 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 6 6 6 5 0 0 0 4 4 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 20 24 19 8 6 4 0 0 0 11 17 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 213 158 100 212 151 98 0 0 1 46 42 36 11 12 4 5 6 4 63 95 79 55 80 63 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 11 5 7 10 3 0 0 0 16 12 6 1 4 2 0 1 1

CRIME Murder/Homicide Manslaughter by Negligence Rape Fondling Incest Statutory Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Liquor Law Arrests Liquor Law Referrals Drug Arrests Drug Referrals Weapons Arrest Weapons Referrals Domestic Violence Dating Violence Stalking

BBC BBC Housing** BBC Public Property 2015* 2016 2017 2015* 2016 2017 2015* 2016 2017 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 N/A 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 N/A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 N/A 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 N/A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 N/A 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0

**BBC Housing was closed in 2015


CRIME Murder/Homicide Manslaughter by Negligence Rape Fondeling Incest Statutory Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Liquor Law Arrests Liquor Law Referrals Drug Arrests Drug Referrals Weapons Arrest Weapons Referrals Domestic Violence Dating Violence Stalking

Italy Campus China Campus Noncampus Buildings 2015* 2016 2017 2015* 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

*The newest version of the Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting was published in 2016. All statistics collected after 2015 will be done within the new expectations.

Hate Crimes 2015: One on-campus Stalking incident characterized by race and religious bias took place on BBC. 2016: No Hate Crimes reported. 2017: One on-campus Vandalism incident characterized by racial bias took place on MMC.


Unfounded Crimes 2015: One unfounded crime 2016: Zero unfounded crimes 2017: Zero unfounded crimes

Security and Fire Safety Reports Environmental Health & Safety

but are not limited to: no smoking,

aspects of the fire control systems

Health & Safety’s (EHS)

prohibition against the burning of

and encompasses fire alarms and fire

mission is for all staff,

candles or incense, or the ban of the

sprinklers. The fire prevention officer

faculty and students to

use of hot plates or other heating

leads these trainings, which are held at

work together to develop,

units with an open flame or heating

the beginning of every semester.

implement effective and

element, and portable electronic


efficient environmental, safety

appliances. Flammable liquids and

and fire prevention services

solvents (gasoline, kerosene, lighter

on behalf of the university

fluid, propane, etc.) may not be stored

community. EHS’ Fire Safety

in resident rooms or apartments, or

and Prevention Office oversees

in areas immediately outside of their

the enforcement of Florida

front door. Possession or storage of

state statutes regarding fire

alcohol stoves, hibachis, hot plates

prevention, and inspections of

and gas grills in student living units, on

buildings, premises, fire control

balconies, in stairwells, or on walkways

and protection systems. It also

or entryways to any on-campus housing

works to reduce the incidence of

facility is prohibited. Residents are not

fire or other threats to the safety or

permitted to use barbecue grills and

well-being of the university community

hibachis under any covered walkways,

through training and education. When

landings, or balconies, but may use

incidents cannot be prevented, the office

them at a safe distance (25 feet or

works to avoid future occurrences by

more) from any building.

applying lessons learned during the

The Fire Safety and Prevention Office

The Fire Safety and Prevention Office conducts a series of inspections in preparation for any fire incident and to avoid any possible malfunction in the event of such an incident. Fire drills are directed and surveyed twice a year to identify any deficiencies that can be corrected for the safety of the university community. Life Safety Code 101 inspections are completed in the presence of the state fire marshal during one of the two inspections conducted annually; this allows the university to seek out and rectify violations as per the Florida state fire prevention code. The department uses an outside contractor to inspect all fire alarms, fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers. FIU’s fire prevention officer invites the

investigation. The office also provides

facilitates trainings to maintain fire

services that support and guide the

safety and educate the FIU housing

university community in complying

community on fire prevention and

with environmental health and safety

actions to be taken in the event of a fire.

standards and maintaining a safe and

Fire safety trainings are required for all

personnel with the location of all fire

healthy environment.

Resident Assistants and Resident Life

pumps, fire alarm panels; emergency

Coordinators in their first semester in

shut-offs and stand pipes. It also

Office, which is part of the EHS,

these roles, followed by a mandatory

determines the number and location of

actively promotes fire safety policies

course every three years. The trainings

all stairways, the type of construction of

and guidelines specified for the FIU

are comprised of two sections: a

the building, closest fire hydrants and

housing community. The Fire Safety

“hands-on” training section, which

access points to the roofs. All of these

and Prevention Office attempts to

instructs on the use of fire extinguishers

inspections assure FIU that its systems

reduce the risk of fires by implementing

and includes a walk-through of the

and procedures are functional, are of the

a no-nonsense approach to all fire

Evacu Trac procedures; and a brief

highest quality and are easy to follow for

safety measures. Policies include

description section that covers all

our university faculty, staff and students.

The Fire Safety and Prevention

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department to conduct a pre-fire planning inspection. This building-by-building inspection is used to familiarize fire department

Everglades Hall 1590 SW 111TH AVE

University Towers 11150 SW 14TH ST

University Apartment-F 10755 SW 11TH ST

Parkview Housing 1625 SW 113 Ave

Panther Hall 1595 SW 112TH AVE

University Apartment-E 10744 SW 13TH ST

University Apartment-L 10762 SW 13TH ST

Lakeview South 11040 SW 14TH ST

University Apartment-D 10748 SW 13TH ST

University Apartment-K 10752 SW 12TH ST

Lakeview North 11060 SW 14TH ST

University Apartment-C 10748 SW 11TH ST

University Apartment-J 10749 SW 11TH ST

Greek Housing 2 10737 SW 17TH ST

University Apartment-B 10746 SW 11TH ST

University Apartment-H 10751 SW 11TH ST

Greek Housing 1 10720 SW 16TH ST

University Apartment-A 10750 SW 11TH ST

University Apartment-G 10753 SW 11TH ST

Bayview Housing 3000 NE 151 ST


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FIU’s procedures for student housing evacuation in case of a fire In the case of a fire-related emergency, there are procedures that are enforced to benefit the safety and well-being of all students, faculty and staff. The procedures are as follows: In the event of a fire, the university expects that all campus community members will evacuate by the nearest exit, closing doors and activating the fire alarm system (if one is present) as they leave. Once safely outside a building, it is appropriate to contact 911 and the FIUPD emergency number at 305-348-5911. Students and/or staff are informed where to relocate to by residential housing staff if circumstance warrants at the time of the alarm. In the event fire alarms sound, university policy is that all occupants must evacuate from the building, closing doors as they leave. No training is provided to students or employees in firefighting or suppression activity as this is inherently dangerous, and each community member’s only duty is to exit safely and quickly, shutting doors along the exit path as they go to contain the spread of flames and smoke, and to activate the alarm as they exit. At no time should the closing of doors or the activation of the alarm delay the exit from the building. Per federal law, FIU is required to annually disclose statistical data on all fires that occur in on-campus student housing facilities. Listed below are the non-emergency numbers to call to report fires that have already been extinguished in on-campus student housing. These are fires for which you are unsure whether the FIUPD and Safety Officer may already be aware. If you find evidence of such a fire or if you hear about such a fire, please contact one of the following: FIU Police Department 305-348-2626 Non-emergency

FIU University Safety Officer 305-348-0170

Immediately upon notification of a fire or activation of the fire alarm system the students and staff members are to evacuate the building. They are to close the doors behind them, exit the building through the nearest stairway, and proceed at least 150 feet away from the building to an area of refuge. The desk assistant on duty is to notify campus police the instant he/she has reached the safety of the refuge. An officer will be dispatched to the location. (All fire alarms report to the FIUPD so an officer will be dispatched with or without the call from the desk assistant.) During normal business hours, campus police dispatch will then notify the fire prevention officer of the alarm and the location. Once on the scene, the campus police officer will, without endangering the officer, attempt to confirm the likelihood of an actual fire and its location. The on-scene campus police officer will then make the determination whether to call the local fire department. In the event this is necessary, campus police may escort the fire department to the location for a more timely response. If you find evidence of a fire or if you hear about a fire, you are urged to remain at least 150 feet away from the building. Once you have reached a safe distance and are not in any danger, please contact:: The FIU Police Department’s Emergency Line: MMC 305-348-5911; BBC 305-919-5911

FIU remains committed to fire safety and works to diligently in making improvements when required.


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Fire Statistics 2015* Buildings

Number of Fires

Cause of Fire

Number of Persons Injured

Number of Deaths

Value Property Damage

Police Case

Everglades Hall







Greek Housing 1






Greek Housing 2






Lakeview North






Lakeview South






Panther Hall






University Towers






University Apartment-A






University Apartment-B






University Apartment-C






University Apartment-D






University Apartment-E






University Apartment-F






University Apartment-G






University Apartment-H






University Apartment-J






University Apartment-K






University Apartment-L






Parkview Housing








*Value of property damage is estimated

Fire Statistics 2016* Buildings

Number of Fires

Cause of Fire

Number of Persons Injured

Number of Deaths

Value Property Damage

Everglades Hall






Greek Housing 1






Greek Housing 2






Lakeview North






Lakeview South






Panther Hall






University Towers






University Apartment-A






University Apartment-B






University Apartment-C






University Apartment-D






University Apartment-E






University Apartment-F






University Apartment-G






University Apartment-H






University Apartment-J






University Apartment-K






University Apartment-L






Bayview Housing






Police Case


Parkview Hall













*Value of property damage is estimated


Fire Statistics 2017* Buildings

Number of Fires

Cause of Fire

Number of Persons Injured

Number of Deaths

Value Property Damage

Police Case

Everglades Hall













Greek Housing 1






Greek Housing 2






Lakeview North






Lakeview South






Panther Hall






University Towers






University Apartment-A






University Apartment-B






University Apartment-C






University Apartment-D






University Apartment-E






University Apartment-F






University Apartment-G






University Apartment-H






University Apartment-J






University Apartment-K






University Apartment-L






Bayview Housing






Parkview Hall





N/A *Value of property damage is estimated


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Fire Safety Systems 2015 Building*




of Fire Drills Alarms


Horns &



Detector Type






Extinguisher Staff**


of Fires

Everglades Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Greek Housing 1


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Greek Housing 2


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Lakeview North


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Lakeview South


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Panther Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




University Towers


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




University Apartment-A


Yes 100%








University Apartment-B


Yes 100%








University Apartment-C


Yes 100%








University Apartment-D


Yes 100%








University Apartment-E


Yes 100%








University Apartment-F


Yes 100%








University Apartment-G


Yes 100%








University Apartment-H


Yes 100%








University Apartment-J


Yes 100%








University Apartment-K


Yes 100%








University Apartment-L


Yes 100%








Parkview Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%





Horns &






Detector Type




Extinguisher Staff**

of Fires

Fire Safety Systems 2016 Building* Address



of Fire Drills Alarms

Everglades Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Greek Housing 1


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Greek Housing 2


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Lakeview North


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Lakeview South


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Panther Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




University Towers


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




University Apartment-A


Yes 100%








University Apartment-B


Yes 100%








University Apartment-C


Yes 100%








University Apartment-D


Yes 100%








University Apartment-E


Yes 100%








University Apartment-F


Yes 100%








University Apartment-G


Yes 100%








University Apartment-H


Yes 100%








University Apartment-J


Yes 100%








University Apartment-K


Yes 100%








University Apartment-L


Yes 100%








Parkview Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Bayview Housing


Yes 100%




Yes 100%





Fire Safety Systems 2017 Building* Address Everglades Hall



of Fire Drills Alarms 2

Yes 100%


Horns &



Detector Type







Yes 100%



Extinguisher Staff**


of Fires




Greek Housing 1


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Greek Housing 2


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Lakeview North


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Lakeview South


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Panther Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




University Towers


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




University Apartment-A


Yes 100%








University Apartment-B


Yes 100%








University Apartment-C


Yes 100%








University Apartment-D


Yes 100%








University Apartment-E


Yes 100%








University Apartment-F


Yes 100%








University Apartment-G


Yes 100%








University Apartment-H


Yes 100%








University Apartment-J


Yes 100%








University Apartment-K


Yes 100%








University Apartment-L


Yes 100%








Parkview Hall


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




Bayview Housing


Yes 100%




Yes 100%




*All buildings are made from concrete block and steel. **Fire Alarms Report to Campus Police 24/7 **Officers Respond to All Alarms ***Trained Staff Include: All Resident Assistants and Resident Life Coordinators ***Training Includes: F ire Extinguishers, Evacutrac, Fire Alarm, and Fire Sprinklers


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FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus


Main Campus | 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199 | p. 305-348-2000 Key by Buildings

Key by Colleges and Schools

ACC Ambulatory Care Center College of Communication, Architecture PCA AHC1 Academic Health Center 1 + the Arts AHC2 Academic Health Center 2 School of Music WPAC AHC3 Academic Health Center 3 Theatre WPAC AHC4 Academic Health Center 4 AHC5 Academic Health Center 5 College of Arts, Sciences & Education CASE AS Digital Art Studio School of Education and ASTRO Stocker Astroscience Center Human Development (SEHD) ZEB IIP Infinity Insurance Park School of Integrated Science BRI Pedestrian Bridge and Humanity (SISH) AHC4 BS Bike Shop School of Environment, BT Building Ten Arts and Society (SEAS) AHC5, DM, OE CASE Computing, Arts, Sciences and Education CBC College of Business Complex College of Business CCLC Children’s Creative Learning Center Undergraduate RB CFES Carlos Finlay Elementary School Graduate CBC CP Chemistry & Physics CSC Campus Support Complex College of Law RDB DC Duplicating Center DM Deuxieme Maison Honors College DM EH Everglades Hall College ofof Communication, Architecture College of Communication, Architecture College of Communication, Architecture FROST Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Herbert Wertheim College Medicine AHC1,2,4 + The Arts + The Arts + The Arts FSB Field Support building GC Ernest R. Graham Center Nicole Wertheim College GH Greek Housing of Nursing & Health Sciences AHC3 GL Steven and Dorothea Green Library College of Arts, & Education College of Arts, Sciences & Education College of Arts, Sciences &Sciences Education LC Labor Center Robert Stempel College School of and Education of Education andand School ofSchool Education Human Development Human Development Human LVN/LVS Lakeview Halls of Public Health and Development Social Work AHC5 MANGO Management and New Growth Opportunities Building School of Computing and MARC Management and Advanced Information Sciences ECS Research Center NOAA National Hurricane Center Steven J. Green School of International OBCC Ocean Bank Convocation Center and Public Affairs (SIPA) SIPA OE Owa Ehan PC Charles E. Perry Bldg. (Primera Casa) PCA Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Important Locations PG1 Gold Parking Garage PG2 Blue Parking Garage Bookstore GC PG3 Panther Parking Garage Recreation Complex RC PG4 Red Parking Garage Library GL PG5 PG5 Market Station Museum FROST PG6 Parking Garage 6 OneStop Enrollment Services SASC PH Panther Hall Student Center GC PVH Parkview Hall Veteran and Military Affairs TWR School of Computing Information Sciences ECS of Computing andand Information Sciences ECS School ofSchool Computing and Information Sciences ECS RB Ryder Business Building Training Lab W06 RDB Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall Steven J. Green School of International J.School Green of International Steven J.Steven Green ofSchool International RH Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Public Affairs (SIPA) RSS Riccardo Silva Stadium SAAC Student Athletic Academic Center SASC Student Academic Success Center The Engineering Center SH Solar House 10555 West Flagler Street SHC Student Health Center SIPA Steven J. Green School SASC SASC SASC Miami, Florida 33174 of International and Public Affairs p. 305-348-2522 TWR Tower/Veteran and Military Affairs UA University Apartments Engineering Center ECSASC SASC SASC UT University Towers Operations/Utility OU VH Viertes Haus Wall of Wind Research Facility WOW WRC Wellness and Recreation Center W01 West 1 - Sculpture + Art Foundation W01C West 01C - Ceramics W03 West 3 - Key Control W06 West 6 Keys W09 West 9 - Painting W10 West 10 - Drawing + MFA Studios Buildings Sidewalks Roadways W10A ROTC - Reserve Officer Training Corps W10C Trailer Grassy Areas Athletic Fields Water WC Wertheim Conservatory Parking Lots Parking Garages Under Construction Under Construction Under Construction Under Construction WPAC Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center WSTC Women’s Softball/Tennis Center ZEB PCPC Sanford L. ZiffPerry Family Education Building Charles Bldg. (Primera Casa) SAAC SAAC Student Student Athletic Academic Center W10A W10A ROTC ROTC - Reserve Officer Charles E. E. Perry Bldg. (Primera Casa) Athletic Academic Center - Reserve Officer

Maison e Maison PC neme eering &Science Computer Science ing & Computer Science mputer PCA ades Hall es Hall PG1 ommunity Stadium PG2 munity Stadium Stadium

Charles E. Perry Bldg. (Primera Casa) SAAC PCA Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture PCA Paul L. Cejas of Architecture SASC Paul L. Cejas School ofSchool Architecture PG1 Gold Parking Garage PG1 Gold Parking Garage SH Gold Parking Garage PG2 Blue Parking Garage PG2 Blue Parking Garage Blue Parking Garage SHC

Student Athletic Academic Center W10A ROTC - Reserve Officer SASC Academic Student Academic Success Center Training Training Training Corps SASC Student Academic Success Center Corps Student Success Center Corps SH House Solar House W10C Trailer Trailer SH Solar House Solar W10C W10C Trailer SHC Health Student Health Center WC Wertheim Wertheim Conservatory SHC Student Health Center WC Conservatory WC Wertheim Conservatory Student Center

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Deuxieme Maison Engineering & Computer Science Everglades Hall FIU Community Stadium


Student Health Services


& Tourism Management School of Communication + Journalism MAST@FIU

School of Communication + Journalism




Student Athletic Academic Center Student Academic Success Center Solar House Student Health Center


Library HL One Stop Enrollment Services AC1 Student Center WUC Bookstore WUC Aquatics Complex WRCBBC Library HL Student Center WUC Roadways Parking Water Aquatics ComplexGrassy Areas WRCBBC

OneStop Enrollment Services AC1 Important Locations Bookstore WUC

Important Locations



ROTC - Reserve Offi Training Corps Trailer Wertheim Conservat


School of Computing and Information Scienc Steven J. Green School of International AC1, MSB and Public Affairs (SIPA)



Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing Chaplin School of Hospitality Health Sciences &&Tourism Management HM Foreign Physicians Program AC2 MAST@FIU AC1 Chaplin School of Hospitality HM

Nicole Wertheim College&ofEducation Nursing College of Arts, Sciences & Health SchoolSciences of Environment, Arts and Society Foreign Physicians Programs College of Business

College of Business Key by Colleges and Schools

WUC Wolfe University Center College of Arts, Sciences & Education WRCBBC Wellness and Recreation Center - BBC School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) AC1, MSB

Key by Colleges and Schools TRAC Team Ropes Adventure Challenge


Charles E. Perry Bldg. (Primera Casa) Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Gold Parking Garage Blue Parking Garage

Sidewalks Sidewalks


Biscayne Bay

Grassy Areas



AC1 Academic One One AC1 Academic AC2 Academic Two Two AC2 Academic BBCBY BBC Boatyard BBCBY BBC Boatyard BEC Batchelor Environmental Center BEC Batchelor Environmental Center BH Bayview Housing BH Bayview Housing EL Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Lab HL Glenn Hubert Library EL Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Lab HM Chaplin School of Hospitality & HL Glenn Hubert Library Tourism Management HM Chaplin School of Hospitality & IMF Intramural Field Tourism Management KCC Roz & Cal Kovens Conference Center College of Communication, Architecture IMF Intramural Field Building + The Arts MSB Marine Science KCC Roz Cal Kovens N02A BBC&Physical Plant Conference Center OR Outdoor Recreation MSB Marine Science Building College of Arts, Sciences & Education RCLPS RCL Production Studio School of Education and RCLES BBC RCL Physical Entertainment N02A Plant Suites Human Development S01 Central Receiving OR Outdoor Recreation S02 University Police RCLPS RCL Production Studio S03 Physical Plant RCLES RCL Entertainment Suites SHS Student Health Services S01 Central Receiving TRAC Team Ropes Adventure Challenge WUC Wolfe University S02 University Police Center WRCBBC Physical WellnessPlant and Recreation Center-BBC S03

Key by Buildings Key by Buildings

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Florida International University Police Department Emergency Phone Numbers: 24 Hours – 7 Days a Week Modesto A. Maidique Campus: 305-348-5911 885 S.W. 109th Avenue, PG-5 Market Station Miami, FL 33199

Need help on campus? Dial 305-348-2626 For Emergency Dial 305-348-5911 Emergency off campus? Dial 911 TDD 305-348-1260

Biscayne Bay Campus: 305-919-5911 3000 N.E. 151st Street Building SO II North Miami, FL 33181 Miami Beach Urban Studios: 305-673-7900 Wolfsonian Museum: 305-673-7900 Downtown Brickell: 305-579-6111 Pembroke Pines: 954-436-3200


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