FIAT: The Franklin Intervention & Awareness Team

As an academic community, Franklin University maintains high standards and expectations for behavior, respect and civility of each member of our community. The mission of the Franklin Intervention and Awareness Team (FIAT) is to serve as the centralized resource and advisory body to address problem behaviors of members of the university community.  

This team facilitates the sharing of information and provides oversight of prevention and intervention programs, policies and services, by creating a shared understanding and language of patterns and trends of behavioral problems that occur across the university.
Primary objectives of FIAT include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting the health and safety of all members of the University community
  • Creating an environment where development, education, prevention and intervention are fostered and encouraged
  • Proactively identifying and responding to patterns or trends of inappropriate behavior
  • Promoting and facilitating a culture of reporting

FIAT is a cross-functional team of senior leadership comprised of both faculty and administration. 

As needed, FIAT will include other external resources such as legal counsel and/or professionally licensed mental health professionals based on the nature of the incident under FIAT review.

To best address student and employee behaviors, a referral to university and community resources may be recommended.   Available resources may include:

Coaching Program
Based on information received about a student, referral to the Coaching Program may be provided to the student for support with adjusting to college-level expectations including time management, organizational skills, and goal achievement.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
In response to concerns involving employees, FIAT may advise that faculty or staff members use the Employee Assistance Program whenever it is deemed to be an appropriate resource for addressing employee needs.

FIAT’s awareness of and response to inappropriate  behavior is dependent upon the sharing of information. You are encouraged to use MySafeCampus to provide information about any situation that you believe may be of concern.

This tool allows for anonymous reporting and the information is routed to the appropriate area. For example, information about students is routed to the Director of Community Standards, while information pertaining to employees is routed to the Director of Human Resources.

FIAT
For more information about FIAT, contact Randi Moldovan, MBA, PHR, Director of Human Resources, or Blake J. Renner, Ed.D., Director of Graduate Engagement, Retention Programs, & Community Standards, at 614.797.4700 or 1.877.341.6300.

Title IX Coordinator
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Campus Coordinator, Blake J. Renner, Ed.D. at 201 South Grant, Columbus, Ohio 43215, by phone at 614-947-6236, or by email at advocate@franklin.edu.  

Contact Information for Campus Security
• Main Campus: 614.947.6902
• Delaware Location: 614.947.6907
• Dublin Location: 614.947.6905
• Westerville Location: 614.947.6906
• Indianapolis Location: 317.429.3111
• Beavercreek Location: 937.705.6914

Security officers are on duty at the Main Campus anytime the campus is open for classes or routine business. A security officer is on duty at each suburban location from 7:15pm–10:15pm only evenings when classes are held. At our Indianapolis and Beavercreek locations, a security officer is on-duty from 5:30pm–10pm only on evenings when classes are held. To reach Franklin's Director of Safety and Security Services, call 614.947.6901.

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