Student Health and Wellness

All FAMU students are required to have health insurance per University Regulation 2.033.  This regulation applies to students that are enrolled at least half-time (9 hours undergraduate or 6 hours graduate) in a degree-seeking program. Students that are strictly online, transient, non-degree seeking, dual enrolled high school students, certificate students and less than part-time are exempt from this requirement.

Students are required to provide proof of insurance coverage via an online waiver portal or purchase the university-sponsored student health insurance plan. Students that fail to provide documentation of insurance coverage and students whose opt-out waivers are denied will be enrolled in the university-sponsored plan.  Charges for the plan will be placed on the student account and the student will be responsible for payment. The deadline for waivers is at the end of the drop/add, Friday, January 11, 2019.

 

Important Note: Insurance information provided on the FAMU Health History and Immunization Form, bringing a copy of your insurance card to the clinic or providing proof of insurance to Athletics or to an academic department WILL NOT satisfy this requirement. This process is completely online and managed by a third party.

 

If you already have health insurance coverage through a parent/guardian, spouse, employer or other means.  You need to provide proof of coverage and enter this information via the online waiver portal by the deadline (see table above). Please, have your current health insurance card available to help you complete the ONLINE waiver form. Opt-out of the insurance using the following link:

 

If you would like to enroll in the University Sponsored Plan click the “Enroll Now” button below. The cost of health insurance has been calculated by the Office of Financial Aid and is included in the cost of attendance at FAMU. The charge for health insurance will appear on your student account.  Enroll in health insurance using the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rCmz8jXwsi9qYcLN8m8ooWkjZljcZCUL2RlMsWobuig/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students must present proof of insurance coverage along with the required Health History and Immunization form to the Student Health Services. Policy information must be presented in English and meet the benefit requirements established by the Florida Board of Governors.  Students, who have not yet purchased an appropriate insurance coverage, may obtain information from the Office of Student Health Services on the health insurance policies from a few insurance companies that have been reviewed by the University and that meet the state requirements.

 

The goal of the College of Law is to both promote general mental health and wellness, as well as, to facilitate the use of mental health resources provided by the university. We encourage students to understand their overall wellness in terms of eight particular dimensions: emotional, financial, social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual, and environmental.

To get our students started on the right track to achieving wellness, we have implemented wellness activities and programs for the College of Law students. These events are dedicated to the promotion of both physical and mental health. Our students need to understand that some people love every minute of law school. Some people don’t. Most students experience ups and downs as rigorous academic demands intersect with family obligations, daily life, and countless personal and professional events beyond the College of Law. As with any major undertaking, students will get more out of law school if they take care of themselves mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally.

Health Services

Counseling and Mental Health

The Office of Counseling Services located on the main campus of FAMU offers face-to-face counseling services by appointment only for any student at the College of Law. However, students are always able to schedule telephone counseling sessions or call the 24-hour emergency services telephone. The College of Law provides additional resources and services for students through programs and outreach.

Please call (850) 294-0087 for assistance at any time.

The Office of Counseling Services has identified the following resources for FAMU students.

Websites
facingus.org
moodtracker.com

Books
The Naked Truth (young, beautiful, and HIV positive) by Marvelyn Brown
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, MD.

Assault Resources

Florida A&M University is committed to providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Sexual misconduct is any sexual activity that occurs without the clear, knowing and voluntary consent prior to and during such sexual activity, or that occurs when a person is unable to give consent. Sexual misconduct of all forms, including, but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking are all prohibited by Florida A&M University whether by faculty, staff, administration, students, visitors, or others.

Title IX protects all students from sex-based discrimination, including sexual violence. University Regulations protect male and female students, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, students with disabilities, students that are gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, part-time and full-time students, students of different races, and international students.

 

Sexual Assault Resources

 

Campus Resources Community Resources
 

Title IX Officer

Carrie Gavin (850) 599-3076

 

 

Victim Service Center of Central Florida

(407) 497-6701

 

Student Health Services

(850) 599-3777

 

Orlando Police Department

(321) 235-5300 or (407) 246-2470

 

 

Associate Dean for Student Services

Reginald Green (407) 254-3205

 

Orange County Sheriff’s Office

(407) 254-7000

 

 

Director of Student Affairs (College of Law)

Gary Harrington (407) 254-3280

 

 

Harbor House of Central Florida

(407) 886-2244