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Florida State University

Campus Safety

As a fully accredited law enforcement agency, the FSU Police Department (FSUPD) has many helpful resources and services should you need assistance. SAFE Connection is available when students need a free safe escort on or around campus. The emergency Blue Light Trail consists of over 300 strategically placed light poles equipped with emergency speakerphones and strobe lights. If you ever feel uncomfortable while on campus or need assistance, just push the emergency button to be connected with the FSUPD. You may call the Florida State University Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 850.644.1234 or from on–campus phones by dialing 4.1234.

Clery Act/Seminole Safety Guide: Provides crime facts and safety information about the University community.

FDLE’s Sexual Predator and Sexual Offender Registry —

Campus Safety Partners

Student Rights & Responsibilities

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities is a unit of the Dean of Students Department in the Division of Student Affairs. The office is responsible for educating students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the Florida State University community, implementing the Student Conduct Code, and holding student accountable through education conversations and programs, if needed.

  • Mission Statement: The primary mission of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is to uphold the non–academic, behavioral standards of the University community as proscribed in the Student Code of Conduct. The Florida State University judicial system seeks to enhance the educational mission of the University by promoting and investing in students’ ethical development and personal growth. The disciplinary process holds students accountable for behavior on and off campus that may be detrimental to themselves, their peers, and the larger community.
  • Philosophy of Judicial Affairs: A humanistic approach to discipline is used whenever possible. The University judicial system and appeals processes are designed to provide and help maintain an atmosphere within the University community that is conducive to academic pursuits. Serious disciplinary action against a student, such as separation, is considered and invoked only when other remedies fail to meet the needs of the University’s mission.

Victim Advocate Program

The Victim Advocate Program provides advocacy to victims of on or off–campus crime 24–hours a day. An advocate is always on call to respond to the needs of any victimized student or University guest. Services offered include emotional support, instructor notification, referrals, educational programming, and more.

If you need an advocate M–F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. call 850.644.7161. If you need an advocate during any other time, call 850.644.1234 and ask to be connected to the on–call advocate.

City of Tallahassee Public Safety

The City of Tallahassee and Florida State University are proactive partners in the mission to keep our community safe. Learn about the Tallahassee Police Department, Fire Department, local crime statistics, and other emergency services and plans via the City of Tallahassee’s public safety website (see Tallahassee Public Safety).

University Housing

University Housing uses professional student affairs staff members, graduate paraprofessionals, trained resident assistants, night staff, and the adopt–a–cop program to promote safe and comfortable living environments for Florida State Unviersity students. Visit the University Housing Department website to learn more about the security features and programs which keep residents of on–campus housing safe.

The Dean of Student Department supports an inclusive academic environment through education, empowerment, crisis management, and advocacy of students in collaboration with campus and community partners.

We welcome students and family members to connect with the Dean of Students Department if you are experiencing a crisis or just need someone to talk through a problem or experience you are having at Florida State University.

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