Emergency Phone Numbers

Suicide Prevention Options

  • If there is an immediate danger of suicide, contact the FAU Police Department at 561-297-3500 or your nearest police station by dialing 911
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Contact the Counseling Center at 561-297-3540 Monday thru Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Call the 24 hour Crisis Hotline at 211 or 561-383-1111
  • Call the Suicide Hotline at 211 or 800-784-2433
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24 hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.  If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area.

Violence Prevention Options

  • If there is an immediate danger of violence or if violence has occurred, contact the FAU Police Department, 561-297-3500 or your nearest Police Station by dialing 911.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • If you are concerned about a student’s potential for violence, contact the Counseling Center at 561-297-3540, the Dean of Students at 561-297-3542 or your residence hall staff.
  • If you have concerns about a student’s behavior or potential for violence, contact the Counseling Center at 561-297-3540.

Urgent Emotional or Psychological Crises

Counseling and Psychological Services professionals are available to provide immediate assessment and intervention for students faced with a crisis or concern that feels too overwhelming to wait for a regularly scheduled appointment.

  • Contact the Counseling Center at 561-297-3540 Monday thru Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Call the 24 hour Crisis Hotline at 211 or 561-383-1111


Victim Services

FAU Victim Services is intended to assist students, staff and faculty with the traumatizing consequences of being a victim of crime even if the crime occurred off campus. For assistance call 561-297-0500.

A victim advocate can:

  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Give you information about victim’s rights according to Florida Statutes
  • Help you evaluate your options
  • Document your victimization for school or employers
  • Help you create a Safety Plan
  • Give you information and assistance about reporting crimes both within and outside the University proper
  • Accompany you to  appointments at police stations, the state attorney's office, court rooms, Dean of Students, judicial hearings and other places
  • Provide you with referrals to social services such as counseling, legal and medical
  • Coordinate assistance and services to your individual needs
  • Explain how the judicial process works
  • Provide you with information about the progress of your individual case
  • Explain and help you apply for victim compensation as designated by Florida Statute
  • Act as your liaison to the criminal justice community


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 Last Modified 8/26/12