Student Health and Wellness

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

The FAMU Student Health Service is dedicated to promoting optimal health care in our student population with an emphasis on disease prevention. We strive to provide exemplary, quality, cost-effective holistic care in a nurturing environment and can assist with:

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.


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