Safety and Security

Residence Life is committed to providing students with a safe and secure environment where they can grow. There are numerous policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. It is also important for students to make good decisions and be aware of their surroundings on and off campus. Florida Tech Security is responsible for serving the needs of the Florida Tech campus community and ensuring everyone’s safety.

Property Loss & Insurance

Florida Tech is not liable for loss or damage to a student’s personal property that may be lost in rooms, laundries, or public areas. Students have the responsibility to lock their rooms at all times. Students are also encouraged to acquire a private insurance policy to cover property loss in the case of fire, theft, or other cause.

Building Access

Residence hall front doors are locked at all times. Students may gain access to their own hall 24 hours a day by using their Florida Tech ID. Students wishing to visit other residence halls should be escorted by a resident of that building.

Life-threatening Emergencies

  • If on-campus, call Florida Tech Security at 321-674-8111
    (If you are calling from a Florida Tech phone, dial 8111)
  • If off-campus, call 911
    (If you are calling from a Florida Tech phone, dial 9-911)

Examples of emergencies that fall under this category: criminal activity, automobile accident, missing persons, suicidal/homicidal thoughts, natural disasters (wind, flood, etc.), security threat, sexual assault, violence.

Non-emergency Needs for Assistance

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): (321) 674-8050
  • Holzer Health Center: (321) 674-8078
  • Residence Life: (321) 674-8076
  • Dean of Students: (321) 674-8134

Examples of emergencies that fall under this category: culture shock, depression, drug/alcohol abuse and/or intoxication, harassment, mental physical stress, vandalism, conflict with peers, conflict with faculty/staff member, financial loss, loss of financial sponsor, emotional distress (fear, anger confusion, etc.), study problems (eye strain, difficulty sleeping, etc.).