Franklin Intervention & Awareness Team

The Franklin Intervention & Awareness Team (FIAT)

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

Diversity Statement 

At Franklin University, we embrace diversity and strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel a sense of belonging. We recognize that our collective potential can only be realized when difference is valued, equal access to opportunity is sought, and inclusion is practiced. We are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion, equal access to opportunity and mutual respect that values diverse identities and diversity of thought.


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.

How FIAT Intersects With Other Campus Resources

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

Franklin University Wellness Resource Guide

Franklin University is committed to the holistic success of our students. We believe academic success requires mental, emotional, and physical well-being, as well as a safe and stable living and learning environment. To this end, Franklin University aims to provide the campus community with informational and referral resources for a broad range of health and wellness topics. Click here for more information on Franklin, local, and national wellness resources.

SARNCO (Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio)
A sexual violence intervention and prevention program serving Franklin County. SARNCO strives to empower survivors and co-survivors of sexual and relationship violence and eliminate these forms of abuse through culturally appropriate prevention programming.

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 Lighthouse at 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.

Contact Information

For more information about FIAT, contact Dr. Blake Renner, Dean of Students by phone at 614.797.4700 or 1.877.341.6300 or by email at

Title IX Coordinator
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the  Equity and Title IX Coordinator at 201 South Grant, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or by email at  

Contact Information for Main Campus Security: 614.947.6902
Security officers are on duty at the Main Campus anytime the campus is open for classes or routine business. To reach Franklin's Director of Safety and Security Services, call 614.947.6901.