The Victim Empowerment Program (VEP) provides free and confidential services to assist students, faculty, staff, and university visitors who have experienced actual or threatened violence. VEP is dedicated to assisting students in overcoming trauma and remaining successful in their academic pursuits.
In addition to our office staff, FIU Victim Advocates are here to serve our students. Victim Advocates are primary mental health professionals who are trained in trauma and crisis intervention to provide comprehensive supportive services to aid in recovery from experiences, including, (but not limited to): assault, battery, relationship abuse (physical, verbal or emotional), sexual and/or attempted sexual battery (acquaintance rape, date rape, stranger rape, molestation), stalking (repeated following or harassment), hate and/or property crimes.
Police reports are not required to receive services. Clients are provided with information and options and are free to decide which, if any, course of action they will pursue.
Appointments: Call 305-348-2277 and ask to speak to an Advocate Counselor. Evening appointments are also available.
Emergency Walk-in Hours
Modesto Maidique Campus
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Emergency After Hours: Call 305-348-3000
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Mon -Fri - 8am – 5pm
After hours by appointment
Ask to speak to an Advocate Counselor
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
After hours by appointment