Dean of Students

A part of Student Health & Wellness, the Dean of Students office identifies and addresses student concerns and crises. Some students will face obstacles along the path toward their academic goals, such as personal distress, anxiety, depression, family emergencies, health issues and more. There are excellent support services on campus to assist students, with the purpose of getting them back on track toward their goals. Through the Panthers Care initiative, the Dean of Students office can assist students one-on-one by identifying the appropriate campus resources to best help them.

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.
  • Oversee the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), a committee of campus partners that help in identifying and responding to students who may be at risk of harming themselves or others, or who may reasonably pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community.
  • 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

    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

    The university’s centralized reporting page guides you in sharing important information with university offices tasked with addressing and responding to student concerns, student and academic misconduct, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the FIU community.

Student resources

FIU Student Health & Wellness aims to support the overall well-being of students. We use a multi-faceted approach (i.e., services, programs, trainings, and campaigns) that educates, engages, and empowers the university community to sustain lifelong health and wellness.

To learn more about the services available to students, go to

To learn more about university policies like the Student Conduct & Honor Code, go to

Unsure which services are right for you? Use our Panthers Care Resource Navigator or schedule an appointment with one of our Panthers Care coordinators by calling 305-348-3396.


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