Sexual Assault & Prevention Info
The information provided on this page is in support of Board Policy 6Hx-18-3.49, Sexual Predator or Offender Information Notification/Publication.
The Board’s policy was adopted on March 11, 2003 and can be viewed in its entirety at the link below. The FDLE webpage link is provided to search for possible offenders by name (first and last), city, or zip code. There is an additional feature on the FDLE web page (under the University search function) that shows current students that are listed as offenders, by campus.
FDLE Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-888-357-7332 (M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm EST) Local: (850) 410-8572
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
For your convenience, the zip codes for the following campuses are provided below:
Belle Glade - 33430
Boca Raton - 33431
Historical Building Downtown - 33401
Lake Worth - 33461
Loxahatchee Groves - 33470
Palm Beach Gardens - 33410
PBIA/Fire Academy - 33406
The FBI has also made available individual state's searchable databases and a national registry which will search all state databases.
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, your first priority is to get to a safe place and obtain necessary medical attention. Victims are encouraged to make a timely report to law enforcement officials and/or campus security. The timely reporting of an incident is important for evidence collection and preservation. Filing a police report does not obligate a victim to cooperate with a prosecution. If a person makes a report to the Campus Security Office, the student will be given the option to notify local law enforcement. If the student does want to notify local law enforcement, campus security will assist with the notification. The campus security department will also assist in making contact with Palm Beach County Victim’s Services if they prefer not to notify local law enforcement.
An additional option for pursuing charges is through the College's disciplinary process, which is detailed in the Student Success Handbook.
Rape Aggression Defense
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. The courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors who provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to their free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. The program is available to FAU, Palm Beach State and Broward College female students as well as any female over the age of 13.
For more information contact: Sgt. Donna Reid at (561) 207-5601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Palm Beach State College Counseling Services
While the College is not able to provide long-term personal counseling or therapy, there are support services available to students. These services include crisis intervention, referral to local agencies and support groups. Please contact the Advising and Counseling Office on your campus. Another resource available to students is Ulifeline.org, a Web-based counseling resource for college students sponsored by the Jed Foundation.