Florida State University does not tolerate sexual violence. We continue to actively and aggressively provide institution-wide programs and services to educate our students and university community on responsible conduct, the meaning of consent, how to properly report cases of sexual misconduct, and how to hold individuals accountable for their behavior. The kNOw MORE sexual violence prevention initiative is about action, education, and the continuum of care for our students, faculty, and staff.
Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence (rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, & stalking), and all other forms of sex discrimination are violations of federal law, University policy and contrary to the University's values. Florida State recognizes the dignity and worth of each person.
Florida State handles sexual misconduct complaints sensitively and discretely; we are all responsible for providing a supportive environment for those in need and for reporting misconduct. If you have experienced sexual misconduct or know someone who has, FSU is committed to providing support and resources to assist.
Most University employees including faculty and supervisors are required to report sexual misconduct to University administrators. If you are unsure whether someone can maintain complete confidentiality ask them before you give details about your situation.
Staff members at the following on– and off– campus offices can maintain complete confidentiality and provide support:
|FSU Victim Advocate Program||850-644-7161 or 850-644-2277
nights/weekends 850-644-1234, ask for advocate on call
|Confidential, 24-hour, free support services for victims of sexual violence and other crimes. Services include: crisis and emotional support, assistance with academic alterations, temporary safe lodging, and assistance during medical and legal proceedings (including obtaining orders of protection) and on-campus complaint processes.|
|FSU Counseling Center||850-644-2003||counseling.fsu.edu|
|Confidential, free mental health counseling and referrals for FSU students. Hosts survivor support groups.|
|FSU Employee Assistance Program||850-644-2288||vpfa.fsu.edu/Employee-Assistance-Program|
|Confidential, free, mental-health counseling, referrals, and other support services for employees.|
|The Interfaith Council at Florida State University is an organization of campus ministry professionals who have come together from a wide variety of religious traditions to share a common interest in the free expression of religious faith in the life of the university.|
|Confidential, 24-hour hotline, information and referral, crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment: medical and legal, support groups, medical referrals and follow-up, victim/survivor follow-up, shelter, and emergency financial assistance. Assistance in filing for protective injunctions (restraining order) through the Refuge House office at the Leon County Courthouse.|
|211 Big Bend||211||211bigbend.net|
|Confidential, 24-hour crisis helpline and referral services for the Tallahassee community.|