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Victim Empowerment Program

The Victim Empowerment Program’s (VEP) mission is to provides free confidential assistance and support the healing process of FIU students, faculty, staff, and university visitors who have been victimized through threatened or actual violence.

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.

Make an appointment

Students can receive direct crisis services from Victim Empowerment Advocate Counselors by calling VEP main number: 305-348-2277 (CAPS).

When you call please be careful to listen to the instructions. For more information about appointments and walk-ins, visit:

In case of emergency VEP crisis/after-hours

Please call our 24-Hour hotline 305-348-2277 (CAPS) to speak with a licensed clinician if you need of immediate services.

VEP after-hours direct crisis services include on-site response, accompaniment to Rape Treatment Center, assistance accessing safe shelter for domestic violence and help with basic needs. Follow-up appointments to support student’s recovery are arranged. 

If you experience an emergency, call police as follows:

On-campus FIU emergencies

MMC: 305-348-5911 or BBC: 305-919-5911

Off-campus emergencies