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.

  • 24-hour support, information, referrals and advocacy
  • Supportive crisis counseling to individuals who have been victimized, whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past
  • Assistance with exploration of options and accessing community resources
  • Accompaniment to court, meetings, hearings and depositions involving the criminal justice system or FIU student conduct process
  • Help facilitating academic accommodations, if needed
  • Speaking with instructors, legal representatives, family members, employers, landlords and other campus or community service providers, upon request
  • The Victim Empowerment Program also provides an educational programming, social work internships, and training for students interested in participating in our peer educator program, for which students receive hourly pay

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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