The Dean of Students Office identifies and addresses student concerns and crises. Through the Panthers Care initiative, they provide 1-on-1 care meetings, educational outreach to the university community, and connect students with campus and community resources. Use their referral system to connect a student with support and resources.
Services offered include:
- An online referral system for faculty, staff, and students to help identify students in distress
- Outreach to students who self-identify or are identified by others as needing additional support
- Education for the FIU community about bystander intervention, interpersonal violence prevention, and identifying students in distress
- A network of campus resources that are available to assist and support students
Panthers Care is a Dean of Students Office initiative that promotes on-campus safety and belonging by creating a culture of care through educational outreach and assisting students in distress. Together we can create a community where students, faculty, and staff support one another and speak up on behalf of those who may need assistance.
Refer a student
Students, faculty, and staff can share information about a student demonstrating concerning behavior or requesting additional support.
Prevent sexual violence
Stopping sexual assault requires action by everyone at our university. Student activism is a crucial component in the effort to prevent and end sexual violence.
Be an active bystander
Request an evidence-based Bystander intervention training! Bystander intervention programs teach you how to recognize risky or suspicious behavior and directly or indirectly intervene to protect others.
We can all take intentional steps to create a more inclusive campus culture where students feel safe and welcome to be their true selves. If you or someone you know experiences an act of discrimination on our campuses, please report the incident to the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility.
Report an incident
Has someone violated the Student Conduct and Honor Code or another campus policy? Submit an incident report to Student Conduct & Academic Integrity. If this is an emergency, call University Police at 305-348-2626, or dial 911.
Request Emergency Aid
If you are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency that is interfering with your ability to be successful in your classes, you can request emergency financial assistance from the Emergency Aid program.
Connect with Community Resources
While we have many on-campus resources to help you, there are also resources in our community that provide helpful services to students.
For letters related to prior conduct, behavioral standing, or Dean certification, please visit Forms Applications and Requests. The Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI) team process these requests.
Search for a concern you have and identify the most helpful campus resource for your concern using the Resource Navigator.
To make an appointment with us, please call the offices at MMC or BBC. Appointments are held in-person, by phone, and via Zoom.
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Graham Center (GC) 211
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Biscayne Bay Campus
Wolfe University Center (WUC) 325