Victim Empowerment Program

The Victim Empowerment Program’s (VEP) mission is to provide free confidential assistance to FIU students, faculty, staff and university visitors who have been victimized through threatened or actual violence and to support the healing process. In addition, the center seeks to enhance safety and promote healthy relationships by sponsoring awareness activities, prevention education, peer education and collaborating with university officials. Through clinical practice and research, the VEP aims to contribute to the body of knowledge and influence public policy regarding issues related to victimization.

Escape

Contact

MMC - SHC 270
BBC - By appointment

advocacy@fiu.edu

Emergency Walk-in

Mon, Wed, Fri - 10am – 4pm
Tues, Thurs - 10am - 5:30pm

By Appointment

305-348-3000
Ask to speak to an Advocate Counselor

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Events

May
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Kiwi Coloring Day – Recharge Week

The purpose of this event is to allow students to participate in a series [...]


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News

University raises awareness of sexual assault

Nationwide, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. The prevalence of relationship […]

Students honored at 2016 Student Life Awards

On Thursday, April 7, the Outstanding Student Life Awards honored 21 students and four student organizations who have demonstrated the […]

Victim Empowerment Program educates students on sexual assault

-By Amanda Graham Students look confused as Justin Santoli walks to the front of their First Year Experience class. They […]

4 critical lessons for women in leadership

The year is 2015. We have wireless headphones, self driving cars and jetpacks. But women are still scarce at the top […]

“Enough is Enough” to promote positive solutions to end bullying, violence and sexual assault

On Thursday, Oct. 23, FIU Civility Initiative and Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will be hosting its [...]

FIU joins ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

Campus resources for sexual assault prevention, reporting and support include: Cathy Akens Graham Center 219 (305) 348-2797 akensc@fiu.edu Victim Empowerment […]

Take Back the Night highlights bravery and strength in numbers

Brittany Catalano stood on the stage with dim lights around her. As the audience listened attentively, she recounted the last […]

Screening students for domestic violence

In May 2010, the nation was shocked at the news of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, a star University of Virginia women’s […]