Safety Information and Services

Crime Prevention Videos

Personal safety information to help students, faculty and staff protect their possessions, their identity, and their person.

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See Something, Say Something

Learn more about this campaign and how to report any suspicious activity.

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Safety Escort Service

Learn about this free program, available to students, faculty and staff.

Safety Escort Details

Substance Abuse

Review policies and programs.

Substance Abuse Details

Sex Offender Information

Learn more about the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and additional resources.

Sex Offender Details

Additional Resources

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Crime Prevention Videos

Broward College’s Campus Safety department is pleased to announce the addition of crime prevention videos to our website. In addition to the documents, Staying Safe on Campus and Keeping Yourself and Your Classroom Safe, these videos provide a comprehensive source of personal safety information to help students, faculty and staff protect their possessions, their identity, and their person. Remember the safety of Broward College students, employees, and visitors is everyone’s responsibility and it is a priority for the leadership at Broward College.

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If You See Something Say Something

The Campaign

Broward College is proud to announce its partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State of Florida in the nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign.  A simple, yet effective program which raises awareness of indicators of terrorism, terrorism-related crime, acts of violence, and to emphasize the importance of reporting such suspicious activity to proper law enforcement authorities.  The number supplied is managed and monitored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) within the state's Fusion Center which coordinates information and intelligence received between appropriate local, state, and federal officials.

What To Report

It is important to understand that factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious.  For that reason, the public should report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to terrorism or other criminal activity.  Only reports that document behavior reasonably indicative of criminal activity related to terrorism will be shared with partner agencies.

If you witness suspicious activity on campus, call Campus Safety at 954-201-HELP (4357).

If you witness suspicious activity off campus, call 1-855-FLA-SAFE (1-855-352-7233).

Safety Escort Service

​​A common safety tip is ensuring that you never walk alone and to walk in pairs, especially at night.  In our efforts to continually enhance the safety resources to the College community, we have developed the free Safety Escort Service Program that is available to you as a student, faculty, or staff member of Broward College. 

Campus Safety provides safety escorts to the entire campus community via the Safety Escort Service Program.  Safety Escorts consist of Campus Safety Officers, private security personnel, and/or students. Safety Escorts are available to provide walking escorts for students, faculty, and staff to and from their vehicle, office, or classroom 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  Please contact Campus Safety to request this free service by dialing 954-201-HELP (4357).

Substance Abuse

Broward College recognizes the health risks and costs associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, and are committed to providing a drug-free and alcohol-free educational environment, which supports the mission of the College. In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Broward College strictly prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance at the College. Sanctions are in place for those who violate the policy. Broward College also provides counseling to both its students and employees for alcohol and drug abuse.

Broward College policies 6Hx2-6.32 and 6Hx2-5.18, as well as Code of Conduct 6Hx2-5.02, specifically address that the use or sale of alcoholic beverages at all Broward College sites is prohibited. Students may not be under the influence or in possession of alcohol while on college property or while participating in a college-sanctioned activity. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone less than 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal.

Broward College policy 6Hx2-5.18, as well as Code of Conduct 6Hx2-5.02, addresses the substance abuse policy. Violators are subject to College disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine, and/or imprisonment in accordance with Broward College Student Code of Conduct 6Hx2-5.02 up to and including expulsion from the College. If a student is required to submit to a drug screening by the Dean of Students based on behaviors that indicate the use of drugs or alcohol which impairs their ability to perform in their academic program, refusal to submit to such a drug screening will be treated as a positive test result. The College retains the right to dismiss a student from the College or from a specific program, in accordance with the Program Guidelines for that program.

In addition, Broward College faculty and staff need to abide by the Drug Free Workplace Policy and Procedure 6Hx2-3.05.

Any employee who violates the Drug Free Workplace Policy and Procedure 6Hx2-3.05 is subject to discipline up to and including termination. The College may require an employee who violates this policy to successfully and satisfactorily complete a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local agency.

For further information regarding standards of conduct and sanctions under Local, State, and Federal Law, visit the Campus Safety website where you can view the full Broward College Annual Drug and Alcohol Disclosure. 

For Students

The Office of Student Life at each Broward College campus sponsors various drug and alcohol abuse education programs in partnership with state and local law enforcement outreach activities and non-profit organizations. In addition, various counseling options are available through Broward College’s partnership with Henderson Mental Health Center and other organizations.

For Faculty

The Office of Human Resources maintains through the College’s Health Insurance provider, CIGNA, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers mental and behavioral counseling, as well as alcohol and narcotics addiction/abuse education/prevention counseling, and therapist referrals.

Student Counseling

As you pursue your education, you will encounter challenges that will affect your ability to be successful. Concerns about relationships, family, stress, body image, and drug and alcohol abuse can cause distress and problems with day-to-day living.  This student success program is available to all full-time or part-time Broward College students. 

Are you dealing with Anxiety, Stress, low Self-Esteem, Depression, Anger, Substance Abuse, Disturbing Thoughts or Sexual Assault?

To schedule an appointment or for 24-hour crisis support call 954-424-6916

​2019-2020 Broward College Annual Drug and Alcohol Disclosure

2016-2018 Broward College Biennial Review of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Sex Offender Information

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to institutions of higher education to advise the College community where law enforcement information provided by the State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.​ The act also requires registered sex offenders/predators to provide to appropriate state officials notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the offender/predator is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. Below are links to sex offender registry information at the Local/County, State, and Federal/National levels:

Local/County | State of Florida | National

Toll-free: 1-888-357-7332

In addition, through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), you may obtain a list of sexual offenders and predators registered as enrolled, employed, or volunteering at Broward College. Visit the Florida Sexual Offender Registry, offered by FDLE. Select from the drop down arrow Broward College.

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