The Division of Student Affairs seeks to enhance the academic mission of the University by promoting a vast array of educational, social, and cultural opportunities and programs. We believe that a student’s education takes place both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to provide an environment that supports the growth and development of our students by catering to their social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. From orientation to job interview skills, volunteer opportunities to multicultural programs, health care screenings to residential life, Student Affairs is here to help you make the most of your college experience.
The following are Student Affairs departments and programs:
The Department of Campus Life provides learning communities that expose students to a diversity of ideas and experiences and develop the following skills: leadership, communication, problem-solving, program planning, organization, implementation, evaluation, and most importantly, the opportunity to Get Involved on Campus. Activities such as movies, athletic events, pep rallies, concerts, comedy shows, the lecture series, multicultural theme weeks, and community service are a few of the fun and educational programs offered through the department. Students may form additional organizations and clubs that promote the University’s educational mission and the development of one’s personal attributes. Campus Life activities are co-curricular and cover all aspects of the educational experiences and personal growth of students. Over 150 registered organizations exist to enrich campus life and contribute to the social, cultural, and academic growth of students.
The Department of Campus Life includes the Student Government Association, Council for Student Organizations (UP), Student Organizations Council (BBC), Student Programming Council, Honors Council, Greek Organizations, Multifaith Council, the Graduate Student Association, Homecoming Council, Panther Rage (UP), and Panther Power (BBC).
Location: GC 2240, University Park, (305) 348-2138; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5804.
Children's Creative Learning Center
Established in 1975, the Children’s Center, an Educational Research Center for Child Development, is an NAEYC Accredited, Gold Seal Program located on the University Park Campus, and is a department within Student Affairs.
A full day developmentally appropriate hands-on early education program is available for children of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the neighboring community and is housed in the center’s main building on the west side of campus. The program serves children who have achieved bathroom independence between the ages of two and one-half through five years, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with pick-up at 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., or after 3:30 p.m.
A part-time Edu-Care/Flex-Time program is offered to children of students who are three or four years of age and who have achieved bathroom independence. The part-time program is housed in the Graham Center.
Students can contract for blocks of time between the hours of 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are available Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Center enrollment priority is given to children of students. Financial support is available for FIU Pell Grant eligible students. For more information, visit our web site http://www.fiu.edu/~children. To request an admission form, stop by the Center or call (305) 348-2143.
Sorority And Fraternity Life
Greek organizations—fraternities and sororities— contribute to the University by promoting leadership, scholarship, service, social activities, and brotherhood and sisterhood.
An Interfraternity Council governs men’s fraternities, a Multicultural Greek Council governs historically multicultural-based fraternities and sororities, a National Pan-Hellenic Council governs historically African-American fraternities and sororities, and the Panhellenic Council governs women’s social sororities. The Order of Omega is the honorary leadership society of fraternities and sororities that promotes leadership and scholarship among Greeks. Rho Lambda is the honor society that recognizes women for their leadership contributions to the Panhellenic Council and for high academic achievement. Formal recruitment periods are held each fall semester. However, many fraternities and sororities have informal recruitment events year round.
Location: GC 2240, University Park, (305) 348-2138, http://www.fiu.edu/~greeks/.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is comprised of representatives from all Schools and Colleges who are elected by the student body. There is a Student Government Council at both the Biscayne Bay Campus and University Park. SGA is responsible for overseeing and appropriating the Activity and Service (A&S) fees paid by all students each semester. These fees fund many of the campus life events, student activities, and clubs and organizations. SGA also acts as the liaison between the students and administrative areas of the University, specifically speaking, and lobbying on behalf of students.
SGA members represent the student body on University-wide committees and task forces to ensure student representation at the administrative level. SGA meets regularly and students are highly encouraged to attend meetings and become involved in all aspects of Student Government.
Location: GC 211, University Park, (305) 348-2121; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5680.
Center For Leadership And Service
The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) provides students with developmental and experiential opportunities that foster leadership and community involvement, grounded in values and moral purpose. Through leadership education, service learning, advocacy, and volunteerism, students will become active citizens on campus, in their respective communities, and in the workplace.
Leadership education is both curricular (for credit) and co-curricular (non-credit). IHS 3204 Exploring Leadership is a three-credit introductory leadership course open to all students. URS 3005 Service Learning examines social issues and develops a response through a service project. These courses are part of an academic certificate in Professional Leadership Studies. Non-credit leadership development programs range from one-hour skill building workshops, to semester-based programs, to a year-long living/learning community on campus. All of these programs are interactive and experiential in nature and are offered at a variety of times to accommodate our diverse student population. Programs are developmental in nature, so students can begin with an entry-level program and progress to more advanced leadership training while at FIU. Consult the department website for program descriptions and application details, www.fiu.edu/~cls.
CLS is also the central office for service development, by offering a clearinghouse and resource center for volunteer activities, service-learning, and advocacy for social issues. Three major service projects are sponsored by CLS. By taking leadership roles in organizing and implementing these projects, students are able to practice and refine their leadership skills. Alternative Break (AB) educates students about social issues and encourages them to make a difference by participating in direct service projects in communities throughout the country and abroad. Dance Marathon is a student-run philanthropy dedicated to raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Several hundred students participate in the 25-hour fundraiser that takes an entire year and a committee of 30 students to plan and implement. Proceeds benefit the Miami Children’s Hospital. Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. A committee of FIU students organizes the overnight walk to celebrate life and provide hope for those touched by this disease.
Students may also take on leadership roles by providing peer education. The LEAD Team is a student group that promotes and supports leadership development. The LEAD Team participates as program promoters and department ambassadors, group facilitators, classroom presenters, and consultants to student organizations.
The Center for Leadership and Service is dedicated to developing the leadership capacity and service ethic of all students, regardless of position or title.
Location: GC 242 University Park, (305) 348-6995 or; WUC 256, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5360 Web Site: www.fiu.edu/~cls.
The Multifaith Council serves student groups involved in a variety of activities. Professional representatives from various faiths are available for personal appointments. Individual denominations sponsor campus-wide programs including worship, study groups, social gatherings, and cultural events. Campus Ministry sponsors programs and activities which are non-denominational.
Location: GC 318, University Park, (305) 348-3902; CM 101, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5247.
Career Services (CS) assists registered students at all University locations with career plans and employment needs across academic disciplines, and with all types of employers: business and industry, education, technology, government, science, construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, military and defense, and consumer products and services that maybe for-profit or non-profit. CS works closely with the Career offices that are located in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Business Administration, and College of Law. CS’s high-tech and high-touch philosophy offers 24-7 services plus individualized attention through intake hours and one-on-one appointments.
CS encourages students to register with the office immediately after enrolling in classes---whether as a freshman, a transfer, or a graduate student. The office can help you identify a major, find an internship, or locate a career that is right for you. Get involved with Career Services. Our programs and services include:
CS also provides specialized workshops like business etiquette lunches/dinners, dress for success seminars, salary negotiating, interviewing effectively, and how to network. Other activities include resume critiques, practice interviews, and advance interviewing. The office has video conference capabilities for interviewing. For more information, click on: http://www.fiu.edu/~career.
Locations: University Park, GC 230, (305) 348-2423; Biscayne Bay, WUC 225, (305) 919-5770; Engineering, EC 2780, (305) 348-2423, College of Business Complex, CBC 121, (305) 348-0025.
Disability Resource Center
Disability Resource Center provides information and assistance to students with disabilities who are in need of special accommodations. Services are available to students with visual, hearing, speech, physical, and learning disabilities. Services include counseling, classroom accommodations, assistive technology, note-takers, readers, ASL interpreters, adapted testing, priority registration, and referrals. Support and assistance in overcoming architectural, academic, attitudinal, and other barriers encountered are provided. Requests for services must be made prior to the beginning of each semester and current documentation of disability is required to receive services.
Location: GC 190, University Park, (305) 348-3532, WUC 131, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5345. TTY 348-3852.
University Health Services
Good health is essential to your success while at the University and throughout your life. Therefore, the University Health Services utilizes funds collected through the student health fee to provide registered students with free or low-cost clinical Holistic services with an emphasis on health education and disease prevention, as well as quality and cost-effective clinical care for the diagnosis and treatment of routine illnesses and minor injuries. Ambulatory care centers are available on each campus to serve students' primary health care needs in a convenient and patient-friendly environment.
Services offered at no charge:
Services available for a nominal charge:
*Only available at University Park Campus.
Important information before accessing our services
Location: University Health Services Complex, near the
Law School and Recreation Center
Phone Number: (305) 348-2401
Fax: (305) 348-6655
Biscayne Bay Campus
Locations: Health Care Center (HCWC Building located by
parking lot 1-C)
Wellness Center: (across from the Campus Support Complex)
Phone Numbers: (305) 919-5620
Fax: (305) 919-5312.
Student media at FIU include The Beacon newspaper and WRGP radio.
The Beacon is an editorially independent publication produced by students and distributed free. The purpose of The Beacon is to keep the University community informed about campus news events and activities; to serve as a forum for opinion and commentary concerning campus related topics; and to protect the interests of the University community and its component parts. It is published Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring terms, except during holiday breaks. It is also published eight times during the summer term. Students can work on the staff in news and features, photography, and/or advertising. No prior experience is required.
WRGP is FIU’s radio station located at 88.1 and 95.3 FM. Its programming is an eclectic mix of the latest music on the cutting edge of the alternative scene, FIU sports play-by-play, and news. Programming also includes weekly specialty shows that cover the music spectrum of metal to reggae, and in between is Caribbean, hip-hop, rap, Latin rock, and jazz. The station operates from 7 a.m. to past midnight seven days a week. The station provides a means for students to acquire experience in various disciplines related to the broadcast industry, including hands-on experience in a realistic, business-like setting encompassing teamwork and professional standards. Students can work in areas such as broadcasting, business, promotions, and/or engineering. Prior experience is not required.
Location: The Beacon, GC 210 University Park (305) 348-2709; WUC 220, Biscayne Bay Campus (305) 919-4722. WRGP, GC 319, University Park, (305) 348-3071.
The Department of Housing And Residential Life
The Department of Housing and Residential Life provides housing for students at both the University Park and Biscayne Bay Campuses. There are six residential complexes of which five are located at the University Park Campus and one on the Biscayne Bay Campus housing approximately 3,100 students on both campuses. Our student housing is designed to provide a comfortable living environment conducive to supporting students’ academic success. The facilities are located within walking distance to classrooms, faculty offices, labs, recreation facilities, and other student services. There are multiple room types which provide a variety of accommodations to meet students’ housing needs and budgets.
The campus residential community provides unique opportunities for personal growth and development, leadership experiences through student participation in programming and activities, and developing an appreciation of and sensitivity to differences. Residents have the opportunity to enjoy social and educational events that are sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and resident assistants. The residence halls feature several Living and Learning Communities that include: FYRST (First Year Residents Succeeding Together), FYRST Explore, Arts and Architecture, Honors Place, Honors Place 2, Honors Place on the Bay, Leaders in Residence, and a Law Community. Housing academic tutors known as the A-Team are also available to assist students with their academic tutoring needs.
All of the housing facilities have fast Ethernet connections. Unlimited access to the web, basic cable television, and utilities are included in the room rental rate. Each of the residence halls is staffed with both professional and paraprofessional personnel to ensure the facilities are safe and well maintained. For more information regarding services and accommodations, please visit our web page at http://www.fiu.edu/~housing.
Location: Housing Office, University Park Towers (UPT) 121, Phone: (305) 348-4190, Fax: (305) 348-4295; E-mail: email@example.com. Office of Residential Life, Panther Hall (PH) 126, Phone: (305) 348-3661, Fax: (305) 348-3674 on the Biscayne Bay Campus, the Bay Vista Housing Office is (305) 919-5587.
International Student And Scholar Services
The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides assistance to international students, faculty and researchers in non-immigrant status (F or J visas). The staff provides advising services on immigration, cultural, personal, social and financial concerns, as well as, maintaining the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) of the Department of Homeland Security tracking system for the University. The department also serves as a liaison to academic and administrative departments throughout the University.
All new and/or international transfer students MUST attend a MANDATORY orientation program before the start of their first semester and MUST report to the ISSS office within the first week of the start of classes. The ISSS also offers social and cultural programs to assist students in adapting more effectively to the University community and to living in Miami. An active International Student Club on each campus collaborates with the department in organizing various social activities. Club programs enable students to participate in the international dimension of the University and provide opportunities for involvement in the greater Miami community.
ISSS is located in GC 355, University Park, (305) 348-2421; and WUC 363, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5813.
Multiculture Programs And Services
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (MPAS) provides retention-centered services for our diverse student body. MPAS offers students the personal, academic, social, and cultural support needed for the achievement of their educational goals. Staff members assist with leadership development, counseling, career and academic advisement, financial assistance, tutorials, and serve as a liaison to academic units and student support services University-wide. AAA Tutorial and several student organizations fall under the MPAS umbrella. MPAS also houses a graduate assistant position devoted to providing and promoting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) initiatives and programming.
Location: GC 216 and GC 265, University Park, (305) 348-2436; WUC 253, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5817. AAA Tutorials (Assistance for Academic Achievement) is a free tutoring service available for all enrolled FIU students at both campuses.
Locations: GC 267, University Park, (305) 348-4109; WUC 253 (305) 919-5817.
Please visit our web page at http://www.fiu.edu/~mpas. Student Organizations advised through MPAS include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Black Student Union, Stonewall Pride Alliance, On Point Poetry, M.A.L.E.S. (Men Achieving Leadership Excellence and Success), and Golden Charmers Dance Team.
Office of The Ombudsman
The Ombudsman Office acts as an impartial and confidential forum to assist students who have encountered problems or conflicts at the University, particularly problems or concerns not adequately addressed through normal channels. This may include correcting processes or procedures which hinder resolving the issue or are causing an inordinate delay. The Ombudsman may resolve problems through various methods, including investigation, mediation, or making referrals to the appropriate University department for review. The Ombudsman should be utilized in situations where all areas of appeal have been exhausted or proven unsuccessful.
For more information or services, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman at (305) 348-2797 located in Graham Center 219 at University Park Campus, or located in WUC 325, Wolfe University Center, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5800.
Orientation and Commuter Student Services
The Office of Orientation and Commuter Student Services provides resources, services, and programs to new students and the University’s commuter student population. The “Panther Preview” Orientation program is designed to assist new students with the transition to university life by introducing them to the vast array of resources available at FIU, providing time to work with an academic advisor, and giving them an opportunity to get to know their new classmates. New students meet with a Peer Advisor who introduces them to the campus surroundings and provides valuable insight into what it is like to be an FIU student. Students are also given the opportunity to receive their official FIU Student ID/ Panther Card, discover the variety of ways to get involved on campus, and learn how to use the online student registration system.
A mandatory two-day program for freshmen and a one day session for transfer students are held prior to the fall, spring, and summer semesters. A parent program is also offered during each freshman session to introduce parents to FIU and assist them with preparing to meet the challenges of parenting a college student. Information about registering for Orientation is mailed to newly admitted undergraduate students prior to the first term of enrollment.
The Commuter Center, located at University Park, assists students with obtaining information that will aid them in making a smooth transition to the University. A variety of services are available at the Center, including: off-campus housing information, campus maps, parking information, local telephone access, and child care information.
The department coordinates large-scale events such as Welcome Week, Panther Camp, Parent and Family Weekend, and provides direction for the Panther Parents Association.
Location: GC 112, University Park Campus, (305) 348-6414; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5804.
Office of Student Conduct And Conflict Resolution
The mission of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is to promote concepts of respect, civility, fairness, and conflict resolution on campus by enforcing community standards (FIU policies, federal, state, and local laws) and holding students accountable for their behavior in a fair, yet developmental manner, through the involvement of the campus community and educational development of students.
Infringement of an academic nature should be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Personnel. Complaints that are non-academic should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.
The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution also provides the following:
Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct section in the FIU Student Handbook for more information regarding the student conduct process and procedure. The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is located in GC 311 at the University Park Campus, (305) 348-3939.
Web site: http://www.fiu.edu/~sccr.
The University Center on each campus provides direct services to students and the University community. The Graham Center (GC) at University Park and the Wolfe University Center (WUC) at Biscayne Bay Campus are the focal points for the University community to meet and interact in a non-classroom environment. Staff in the Centers coordinate the scheduling of space and assist with the production of student and University sponsored events.
As the hub of University life, these buildings house the offices of Student Government Association (SGA); Student Programming Council; Student Organizations Council (SOC); The Beacon student newspaper; Faculty Club, and departments of the Division of Student Affairs that provide services to students: Career Services, Office of Disability Services for Students, International Student and Scholar Services, Leadership Development, Kaplan Centers, Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, Campus Life, Women’s Center, Volunteer Action Center, and Judicial and Mediation Services.
The University Centers also offer the services of coordinating special events, media sources, state-of-the-art and wireless computer labs, bookstores, cafeterias, grills, vending machines, credit unions, copy centers, automatic banking facilities, auditoriums, lounges, meeting rooms, ballrooms, movie theaters, and game rooms. Other services include; Lost and Found, locker rentals, vending refunds, Kaplan test preparation classes, and Panther ID card center.
The Graham Center houses the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Undergraduate Education, classrooms, Art Gallery, the Radio Station (WRGP), TicketMaster, a satellite cashiering office, a fresh food concept—serving all you care to eat, Pollo Tropical, Subway, Burger King, Sushi, Bene Pizzeria, Einstein Bros Bagels, and a coffee shop. The mini-mall offers a credit union, Panther Stop convenience store, copy center, bookstore, Santi’s hair and nail, travel agency, notary public, and Panther Dry Cleaners.
The Wolfe University Center (WUC) is located at the heart of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. It Is home to the three hundred seat Mary Ann Wolfe Theater, houses a state-of-the-art computer lounge, five large meeting rooms, and a recently renovated multi-purpose ballroom. A multi-purpose dining and catering facility, the student fitness center, and several comfortable study lounges can also be found in the WUC. It is also host to one of the most complete and professional team building training programs in South Florida, the Team Ropes Adventure Challenge (TRAC). Tenants include Students Affairs Offices for Disability and Support Services, Multi-Cultural Programs and Services, Career Services, International Student Scholar Services, and Psychological and Counseling Services. University support offices include the Credit Union, the Student ID Center, Panther Print and Mail, University Technology Services, and the Parking and Transportation Office. The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore is located on the first floor next to Panther Square.
The administrative offices of the University Centers are located as follows: GC 1215 at University Park (305) 348-2297; WUC 325 at Biscayne Bay Campus (305) 919-5800.
Victim Advocacy Center
The Victim Advocacy Center provides support services to FIU students, faculty, staff and University visitors who have been victims and survivors of abuse and/or violence. Confidential services are free of charge, and address issues such as sexual violence, relationship/ dating/domestic abuse, stalking, assault and battery, hate crimes, harassment, and issues pertaining to adult survivors of child abuse, and homicide survivors. The Center operates a 24-hour crisis hotline, and accepts walk-ins during regular business hours or by appointment. Victim Advocates provide emotional and practical support to ensure that all issues arising as a result of victimization are addressed according to the wishes of the victim. Victim Advocates provide assistance to the victim related to safety planning, understanding and navigating the criminal justice system, assistance in making police reports, petitioning the court for an injunction for protection (“restraining order”), finding legal assistance and such other related activities as may be desired by the victim, which might also include activities such as finding emergency safe shelter, communicating with professors and/or other parties as requested by the victim, help with university administrative procedures, student conduct proceedings, and others; escort to appointments, hearings and medical facilities. The Center also provides awareness and prevention education programs for the FIU community, and paid peer education opportunities for FIU students. Persons who have experienced actual or threatened victimization are encouraged to seek services from the Victim Advocacy Center.
Location: UHSC 210, University Park Campus (305) 348-1215; by appointment at BBC; 24-hour crisis hotline: (305) 348-3000.
The Women’s Center at FIU provides numerous programs and services to support FIU women students in their personal, academic, and professional development. The Women’s Center collaborates and coordinates with other university departments and student organizations to meet the needs and enhance the lives of the varied female population on campus. Programs and services are open to the entire community, but focus on women and include confidential referrals, scholarship information, and volunteer opportunities. We educate and advocate for systematic changes that will improve the lives of women and men.
Our curriculum includes the following programs:
Locations: GC 2200, University Park, (305) 348-1506 and WUC 256, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5359.
Pre-Collegiate Programs And Grants
The Office of Pre-Collegiate Programs and Grants prepares, submits, and monitors external grant applications for the Division of Student Affairs. The office also researches and investigates potential grant opportunities, provides direction in the monitoring and evaluation of externally funded programs initiated by staff members, and serves as liaison with the University’s Sponsored Research Office.
This office develops partnerships with community and local educational agencies and acts as liaison with private and public agencies and organizations. Training is provided for division staff regarding development and management of external funding opportunities. Policies regarding grants and grant writing are formulated and implemented. Pre-Collegiate Programs and Grants also directs grant budgets and oversees budgeting of obtained grants.
Location: MARC 414, University Park, (305) 348-2446.
Pre-Collegiate Programs provide academic enrichment, career planning, financial aid guidance, and scholarship opportunities to promising underrepresented students at the middle and high school levels. The programs also expose students to the University environment through residential and non-residential programs and assists in facilitating the transition to college. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the programs are offered on both campuses and they are College Reach Out, College Board Math and Science; Partners in Progress I and II; and South Florida Center of Excellence.
Location: GC 331, University Park, (305) 348-1742.
The Upward Bound pre-collegiate program is a federally funded project designed to prepare underserved high school students for college. Upward Bound provides participants with supplemental instruction in academic areas, counseling, life skills training, financial aid, and a summer residential experience.
Location: GC 331, University Park, (305) 348-1742.
Educational Talent Search
Educational Talent Search is a federal initiative to serve disadvantaged middle and high school students who need support to complete high school and to gain entry into a post secondary institution. The program provides services and activities that address the personal, academic, career, and cultural needs of each participant.
Location: WUC, 257, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-4223.
Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
The McNair Program is a federally funded project to help talented first generation college students and other underrepresented groups to make the transition to graduate school. The program is designed to encourage undergraduates to prepare for doctoral studies. Students who participate in this program are provided with research opportunities and are assigned faculty mentors.
Location: VH 214, University Park, (305) 348-7151.
Counseling And Psychological Services
The Counseling and Psychological Services Centers offer an array of mental health services which enhance the emotional and cognitive well-being of students. There are centers located on the University Park Campus and the Biscayne Bay Campus. The following clinical services are available to all registered students: individual, couple, and group counseling; substance abuse and eating disorder screenings; psychological and neuropsychological testing; crisis intervention; and psychiatric services. In general, all services are confidential.
Programs available to the University community include psychoeducational workshops and seminars related to stress and time management, anger management, and other mental health issues. The Counseling Center also offers the PASS program each semester, which is a fully online workshop designed to improve students’ academic and personal functioning.
Consultation services are available to faculty or staff regarding student concerns.
Location: UHSC 270, University Park, (305) 348-2434; WUC 320, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919-5305. http://www.fiu.edu/~psychser.
Campus Recreation Services
Recreational sports programs and fitness facilities are available for Florida International University students, faculty, staff and alumni through the Offices of Recreation Services (UP) and Campus Recreation (BBC). Funding for these services is primarily through student fees allocated by the FIU Student Government Association (SGA).
A variety of Intramural (IM) Sports are offered on each campus, including men’s, women’s and co-rec leagues in sports such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, softball and soccer, and tournaments for sports like racquetball, tennis, and golf. Individuals looking for a team are encouraged to register as “free agents”. Registration for Intramural Sports can be initiated via the web on the Campus Recreation Services website (see URL below). The UP Recreation Center (RC) is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise and cardiovascular fitness equipment. In addition to free weights, the center provides resistance and selectorized equipment, steppers, upright and recumbent bicycles, treadmills, rowers, and ellipticals. A Basketball gym, locker rooms and a Pro Shop are also available. The Rec Center is located west of the Health Services Complex.
The BBC Fitness Center is located in the new expansion of the first floor of the Wolfe University Center (WUC), room 160. It recently celebrated the opening of its new 12,000-square-foot fitness facility. The facility features 21 cardiovascular machines with cardio theater, locker rooms and showers, nine flat screen televisions, a Bose sound system, an array of LifeFitness selectorized, and Hammer Strength fitness equipment. Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art aerobics studio with ballet bars and separate Bose sound system. Campus Recreation has revamped the cardio vascular group exercise classes offered to members. New classes include yoga, hip hop dance, belly dancing, body sculpting, dance aerobics, and zumba Free massages are offered on Monday.
A variety of strength and cardio equipment is provided. Low or no-cost Group Fitness classes, including pilates, kickboxing and step aerobics, are offered throughout the year on both campuses, as are specialty classes such as yoga, spinning, and bodypump. Fitness orientations, body composition evaluations, and personal training are also featured. Credit and non-credit classes are available.
The two campuses offer other facilities for recreational use. At University Park, Pharmed Arena houses three indoor racquetball courts available on a reservation basis. The Tennis Centers on each campus offer lighted courts, and tennis lessons are available. The BBC Aquatic Center and Panther Hall Pool provide on-campus swimming opportunities. At UP, students have free access to nearby Tamiami Pool during lap swim hours. A current, activated Panther photo ID is required for access to all recreation facilities and programs.
Other areas of interest include adventure recreation programs, club sports, special events and swim/sport camps.
Both recreation offices provide student employment opportunities as sports officials, fitness attendants and supervisors, lifeguards, group fitness instructors, office assistants and more.
For additional information, call:
UP Recreation Services: (305) 348-2951
BBC Campus Recreation: (305) 919-4571
UP Recreation Center: 348-2575
BBC Fitness Center: 919-5678
UP Panther Hall Pool: 348-1895
BBC Aquatic Center: 919-4595
IM Sports: 348-1054 (UP), 919-5678 (BBC)
Tennis Center: 348-6327 (UP), 919-4571 (BBC)
UP Racquetball Reservations: 348-2900
Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu/~camprec/
Programs and Services